UKbride Member Request 19 Nov 2017

Just wanting views on a shotgun wedding? We are thinking to surprise...

Just wanting views on a shotgun wedding? We are thinking to surprise everyone on our engagement party and get married then.

E Wilson
E Wilson 19 Nov 2017

I like it. I just want to be married but have to wait until October 2019!

Steph V
Steph V 19 Nov 2017

I think that’s really cool. Everyone will be surprised and at least you don’t have to go to all the hassle of doing a wedding also!.

Susan Coleclough
Susan Coleclough 19 Nov 2017

Sounds like fun.

Lucy Lewis
Lucy Lewis 19 Nov 2017

Hi a shotgun wedding is a wedding where the groom is forced to marry because he has got the bride pregnant. But what you are talking about is a surprise wedding :)

Chloé Roe
Chloé R 20 Nov 2017

That sounds like such a fun idea!

Lisa Souley
Lisa Souley 20 Nov 2017

Go for it why not ! X

Sophie Nairn
Sophie Nairn 20 Nov 2017

The only thing I'd be wary of is if anyone would be hurt by this e.g. parents or friends who are excited to plan things with you. But you will know your family and friends and will choose what's right for you :) x

Brigid Gribbin
Brigid Gribbin 21 Nov 2017

You must do what's best for you both. My husband and I got married 8 weeks ago with just our little girl and best man. Lots of people weren't happy but we done what was best for us x

Chloe Bowden-Brown
Chloe Bowden-Brown 21 Nov 2017

Just take into account people may not attend the engagement party that would attend the wedding x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 21 Nov 2017

I would br hurt if any of my children did this.
When you say shotgun you mean?
A shotgun wedding is when a bride and groom have to.marry when girl finds she is pregnant.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 21 Nov 2017

I think this is a good idea. As long as the people who matters turns up I don’t see it being an issue. It saves you the hassle of organising a wedding and family drama/input which makes planning even more difficult. Congrats and good luck xx

Donna Milner
Donna Milner 21 Nov 2017

I was going to do this on my 50th but a family member got ill so we are doing it the right way next year good luck x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 21 Nov 2017

What you've described sounds lovely if it works for you.
If it's an actual shot gun wedding (because you're pregnant) then I'd be a bit more hesitant. Make sure the reason is genuine

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 22 Nov 2017

It's ur day so a SURPRISE wedding is cool. But be aware wat if some of the people u would like at the wedding don't make it cause they think it's just an engagement I'll make sure I go to the wedding.. . Just a thought.


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