Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Why I REALLY Eloped - The Truth

Why did J and I REALLY elope?

Well, to be honest....
The thought of walking down an aisle in front of dozens (or hundreds) of people staring at me made me want to lock myself in a closet and never, ever come out. I often need to visualize things before they happen. When I would visualize all of those people staring at me, I started to panic inside.

Yes, People, I can blog my life - even the icky life stuff. I can speak in front of hundreds of people. I don't shut up and stop talking when one-on-one, or even in a small group setting. But I couldn't stand the thought of being the center of attention at my own wedding. Deep down inside, I am still incredibly shy and can't stand to have people look at me. 

Crazy, eh?

And that, Ladies and Gentlemen, is the real reason why I was thrilled we eloped and have never once regretted getting married the way we did. 


Heather Kay said...

That is exactly what we did, and exactly why we did it!! And, I have never regretted it either!

Serenity said...

It doesn't matter to me how you did it, I just love to hear that a person has no regrets about their wedding. I've heard of people who regret going overboard because it caused too much stress beforehand and kept them from enjoying the moment. And I suppose some people regret eloping. I think it's a testament to so many things if you don't regret that first step into marriage.

Valerie said...

My husband and I went to Vegas and got married. My husband was the one who did not want to be the center of attention, and all I wanted was a dress made by my grandma and wedding photos. We were both happy. I know the stress of a large wedding would taken away from our day. I am still glad we did it, eleven years later!