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Is it really eloping anymore?

If you plan on taking off to get married, and you plan to do it (plane tickets, budget to travel to said place) and all of your family knows about it...they just won't be present...is it really still called eloping? Or just a planned ceremony without family present?

 
Jademom07

Asked by Jademom07 at 8:01 AM on Aug. 26, 2009 in Relationships

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  • I would say no. Elopement was originally running away secretly to marry without parental consent. I don't think announcing to everyone "we're going on a trip to ______ and we're going to get married while we're there" bears any resemblance to the traditional sense of elopement.
    SWasson

    Answer by SWasson at 8:11 AM on Aug. 26, 2009

  • that is now called a destination marriage.
    jewjewbee

    Answer by jewjewbee at 8:19 AM on Aug. 26, 2009

  • Thanks jewjewbee.
    Jademom07

    Answer by Jademom07 at 8:32 AM on Aug. 26, 2009

  • no, elopement is when you run off and don't tell anyone
    admckenzie

    Answer by admckenzie at 10:45 AM on Aug. 26, 2009

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