Saturday, July 26, 2014
Forbes Living Looks At the Most Romantic Wedding: a Surprise Elopement
Forbes Living has reported on the complexities and hassles of a fully planned and staged wedding. The headaches and stress may not be for everyone. And there are those who may feel that a wedding is supposed to be about two people's love and devotion for each other, not whether Aunt Gertrude can stand Cousin Bernie's rude behavior, or whether Uncle Frank belches at the table. That's not what it's supposed to be about. So, many couples are opting for the romantic notion of throwing off social convention and protocol and running off to elope. Some exotic resorts even offer wedding packages performed under a quaint gazebo overlooking the ocean, or some other striking venue. However, one does not want friends and family to feel snubbed for the rest of their lives in the process. Here are some pointers for making it a "socially correct" elopement.
The Forbes Living TV show recommends that, unless it's a totally spontaneous whim while on vacation, the parents, at least, should be informed beforehand. Upon returning, a party can be organized for some of those who would otherwise have been involved in a traditional wedding ceremony. If you elope in an exotic paradise, some gifts from that locale would go a long way toward soothing any hurt feelings on the part of those who would have stood up during a formal wedding. They say that when you marry someone, you also marry that person's family, so after you revel in a totally private, secluded wedding and honeymoon in some tropical eden, don't forget to reach out to those who feel they should have been part of your joyous day.