For many, the purpose of eloping is to keep the moment much more intimate and personal. For some, this is a moment that they want to keep strictly between themselves and their partner.
The main reason why family and friends might not want you to elope is the fact that they want to help celebrate you on your special day. They want to support you, cheer for you, and send you off into this new journey in life. They may see you eloping as them not being invited to celebrate you, which is obviously hardly ever the case.
There may be many reasons why you made the decision to elope or for the simple reason that you simply wanted that special moment to be small and adventurous doesn’t change the fact that you can still host a small post-elopement party. It doesn’t need to be as formal as a wedding, and it helps your friends and family feel included in your special day.
Choosing a Party Location
You already told everyone you’re eloping, which truthfully might have been the hardest part. Whether you mentioned a party after or not is up to you and if you truly want to follow through on it.
There are so many fun ideas, pizza oven, bbq, taco or vendor trucks or potluck, you get to chose.
The first decision would be deciding where to host the party. To keep it simple and cost-effective, perhaps your backyard or a local park would be a great option. You also should think about what rules you might implement for your party if you choose to host it outside on your personal property. Depending on the number of guests you may want to consider a restroom options other than inside your house. You could also look into venues, check out your chosen area for some fun ideas.
Announce Your Elopement
Now, let’s discuss planning! Remember, everyone simply wants to celebrate you and your partner’s huge journey. So what are some things you’ll need for your post-elopement party? The details are up to you- this can be as simple or as complex as you would like.