OK my wedding is not until November of 2008 but it is so *^&%$^& expensive!! My parents are paying for it, but a small part of me feels that it is almost a waste to spend 20-30 k on an event that is only 1 day... Plus, the $ that my parents would have spent on the wedding could go to the down payment of a house... Which brings me to my question: how do you feel about eloping? Has anyone here eloped? Is it something that I will regret down the road? Is there a way to include a few of your closest family members? Ugh I am so torn and confused!! Oh and I should add that if we eloped, we would get married at the place we are planning to honeymoon: either a: the Montage Resort in Laguna Beach, CA or b: the Four Seasons LA in Beverly Hills, CA. TIA!!