Added on : Thursday May 23rd 2013 05:00:11 AM
Since this forum is called Travel Discussion and not Travel Deal Discussion, I thought this appropriate. If the mods disagree and feel it's better-suited to Off Topic, so be it. Just let me know you've moved it, please.I'm wondering if any of you have chosen to elope rather than have a traditional wedding, and if so, what your thoughts/experiences are. While I have yet to ask my girl to marry me or even bought a ring yet, we have had preliminary discussions and feel that elopement may be the way to go. Why? More intimate, less expensive, less pressure/hassle. We're older (late 40's), and aside from her kids, most of our respective family members are too. In fact, we're the babies.Should we do this, we're thinking some beautiful or exotic location would be great. I've been wanting to take her to Hawaii (particularly Maui or Kauai) anyway, so I'm thinking it would be a great place. OTOH, northern California might be good, or somewhere in the mountains. Something scenic that would also make a great honeymoon spot would be ideal, I think. We'd probably keep it domestic rather than foreign.Since this is preliminary, I'm not looking for details, just generalities regarding location suggestions, modes of travel, costs, things to keep in mind, and even whether elopement -vs- a traditional ceremony with guests is a good or better idea. All constructive thoughts are welcome. Thanks!