Flew into Vegas in the morning, got married in the afternoon (complete with an Elvis impersonator and a pink Caddy) flew out that night with fireworks going off over the skyline (it was the 4th of July). Crazy, crazy day. Didn’t tell anyone till after it was done.
That was years ago. Still married. No regrets whatsoever. Screw the wedding industry, and congrats in advance!
We ran off to Istanbul last year to do the deed, just the two of us…
Not exactly eloping as we did tell people that’s what we were going to do to escape the duty of having to have a do which we really didn’t want. It didn’t go down too well with the family but most of them did eventually come round to why we did it the way we did.
We did exactly that. Were living together (not engaged though) - vacationed in Vegas - I woke up one morning and asked her to marry me. We were back before noon, called our families, and moved on. Got married to the woman I love for under $100. Huzzah! :)
It’s super easy too, as you might expect. Just get into a cab and say you’d like to get married. He’ll know what to do.
We did the Vegas wedding. One of the best days ever for me. Just a lot of ridiculous fun.
Best of all was that there was no pre or post wedding hassle. No balancing tables at the reception. No clean up. No coordinating the caterer with the rental furniture or the venue. Just grabbed my honey, stayed at the Bellagio, got a marriage license at the office, and then went to the chapel for the ceremony. Yes, we even got the cheesy Elvis impersonator to sing and officiate! It was terrific. The reception party was all of Vegas!
I wish more people would do what we did and spend the wedding money on something useful. Pay down their debt, down payment on a house, pay off their cars - whatever. Don’t throw it away on a dress and an over priced cake.