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Are surprise weddings the new thing?

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Gaby and Alec Brownstein were going to elope. They planned a party to celebrate beforehand but when the guests arrived, Alec announced that they were getting married that very night. It was a complete surprise. They hadn't told anyone in advance except their wedding planner.

Surprise weddings might be the next trend. Some couples have fancy parties to make the announcement. Others are more low-key. One couple was moving and told friends and family there were having a going away party, but when their guests arrived in jeans and casual dresses they announced they were getting married.

Some couples say undercover weddings are a great option if you're on a budget: no fancy invitations, no rehearsal dinner, no bridal shower, and no anxiety from family and friends butting in.

Tracy Taylor Ward was the wedding planner for Alec and Gaby. She says if you want to have a top-secret wedding, then you must keep it a secret from everyone. Plus, she has another tip: You have to have a good decoy event to get people to come but not be suspicious. Tracy also says make sure you have a photographer to capture all of your special moments.

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