What is a surprise wedding and could it possibly be the new trend?
According to TheStar.com,
"Wedding planners say surprise nuptials are fascinating because it’s “dangerous”.
Can you imagine being surprised with:
"Will You Marry Me?"
and ... oh by the way...
"Let's Get Married Right Now"!
That sounds crazy. But it could easily be the new trend.
It would take a very brave groom or bride to pop that question!
The details involved in a surprise wedding would be strikingly intense. Planning everything from the hair, make up, food, venue, transportation, photographer, videographer, cake, the details of the reception (plates, table coverings, music, etc...), and on and on and on.
Would the surprise wedding involve all the details?
It would have to for a lot of brides.
Not every bride wants a ~vow and dash~ kind of wedding. A lot of brides dream about their wedding day. They dream about the details and go over it in their minds. It would have to be perfect. You would have to know how to make every detail perfect for the bride/groom to be happily surprised.
According to Beau-Coop here is how to plan a surprise wedding:
"Pre-planning: One to two months before the surprise wedding
Planning a surprise wedding is not that hard because you?ll have a lot less to take care of as opposed to a full-blown wedding celebration.
Set a date. Decide together on when you want the event to take place. You can hold it right after you get marriage license or after your engagement party (if you will have one).
Choose your Venue. The wedding can take place anywhere from your own backyard to a function room of a hotel, a fancy restaurant, or a beach. The important thing is that the number of guests you plan to invite should fit in your location. Plus, it should not look too obvious like a wedding is about to take place.
Prepare your guest list. You can invite as many or as little as you want. If you're having a surprise wedding because you also want to keep expenses down, then a small intimate party of close relatives and friends is enough.
Send your invitations. The key to keeping the wedding a surprise is an invitation that is misleading in purpose. You can say in your invitation that it is an engagement party, or another type of formal party so guests will come dressed in something more appropriate for a wedding.
Planning the Details: 2 to 6 weeks before the wedding
At this time, just a few weeks before the surprise wedding, you should have ironed out all the things you need.
Officiant/Priest – contact and make arrangements with the priest or officiant for the wedding. Make sure the details of the ceremony are clear to him/her. If you live in a small town where everyone knows each other, then tell the priest that the wedding rite is a surprise.
Food – you have the option of having a formal dinner in a restaurant, or have something as casual as a backyard barbecue. It can be anything in between, just remember to have plenty of champagne and a wedding cake.
Entertainment – you can go through some of the usual wedding reception entertainment like tossing the bouquet, first dance, and the toast. You can have a few intermission numbers like an impromptu song from one of your willing guests. A little bit of dancing is the perfect way to wind down the ceremony.
Favors – even if you're having a surprise wedding, it's not an excuse to forgo giving a thank you gift for those who attended. Whether you give out personalized wedding favors or practical wedding favors, your guests are sure to appreciate your thoughtful gesture."
All of these to-do's are from Beau-Coop.
Pinterest, of course is a great hub for Surprise Wedding Ideas.
Imagine the possibilities! They are endless.
According to the Huffington Post, celebrities plan surprise weddings to avoid paparazzi. This seems like a very good plan...if you are a celebrity.
According to the Post, here are 4 reasons you should have a surprise wedding:
1. Condensed Timeline - less stress, get it done...
2. Element of Surprise and Fun
3. Do away with Wedding Traditions
4. No-Stress Guest List
Surprise weddings are not for everyone. It is quite possible that the surprise wedding may not be for most, however, if it works...awesome!
I want to hear all about it!