Advice from the Bride
Don’t be afraid to do what you want to celebrate your vows, even if it means eloping with no family around. No matter the reason, whether it’s financial, logistical, or wanting to not have stress, loved ones will always be happy for you in the end. For us, it was that our families live across Canada and the US. When Chris asked me to marry him, I was largely concerned about planning it knowing the challenges we would have as a result of our widespread family. We decided that eloping and then celebrating with family afterward (once with Chris’s family in Canada and once in Pittsburgh with Jacqui’s family) would allow us to enjoy our day the most and not put people out for travel costs.
– The Bride, Jacqui