How to Elope: Including Family and Friends

At some point, every couple-to-be will consider eloping. Eloping sounds like the solution to avoiding all the stress and financial burden of planning a wedding. Running away to some exclusive location to tie the knot is fun, romantic, and spontaneous, and you won’t have to worry about your crazy families getting along, or whether you remembered to rent enough glassware and chairs. Eloping can be all of those things, but there are still significant elopement considerations you need to be aware of before you fly off to a secret location. How to include your friends and family in your elopement is one of the biggest.

How to include friends and family when you elope

Throw a post-elopement party to include friends and family.

Considerations for Eloping

No matter how you get married, you are making a commitment that is going to have an impact on your friends and family. It is natural for them to want to share in the most special day of your life, but it carries a lot more significance with your immediate family. Let’s face it, the most significant stressor in planning your elopement is the moment you tell your parents that you ran off and got married in secret.

Involving Your Parents

The last thing you want when you are still basking in the glow of your secret nuptials is to see the disappointment in your parents face when you tell them. Before you run off, it’s essential that you let your parents know, maybe even your best friends, so that they have a chance to understand and come to terms with it before you get married.

Inviting Parents

If the reason you are eloping is purely to bypass the stress of paying for a wedding with 200 of your closest friends and family, then consider inviting your parents to the ceremony. You will need a witness to your vows for them to be legitimate, so why not let your parents come? Asking your parents is going to go a long way to sidestepping too much disappointment and hurt feelings.

How to include friends and family when you elope

Throw a post-elopement party to include friends and family.

Post-Elopement Party

There are going to be many people that feel they had a part in the two of you getting together and falling in love. They may feel cheated if they don’t get to share in your wedding. The post-elopement reception is a great way to include friends and family, letting them know how much you appreciate them, and want to celebrate your wedding with them. A small, intimate post-wedding party can cut down the cost of putting on a wedding.

Eloping may seem like a great idea at first, but once you start getting into the nitty gritty details of how to elope, it’s not as simple as it seems. Colorado Party Rentals is here to give you insights into every type of wedding to make it as stress-free as possible.


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