Cupid's Pulse Article: Former ‘Bachelorette’ Emily Maynard Marries in Secret WeddingCupid's Pulse Article: Former ‘Bachelorette’ Emily Maynard Marries in Secret Wedding

By Shannon Seibert

America’s sweetheart, Emily Maynard, was able to finally have her happy ending.  On June 7th Maynard and fiancé Tyler Johnson joyously tied the knot at their secret wedding. The couple wed at Johnson’s parents’ farm in South Carolina, but originally told guests that it was only an engagement party, according to

What are some advantages to keeping your wedding under wraps? 

Cupid’s Advice: 

Your wedding day is all about celebrating the love between you and your sweetheart, so wedding plans should reflect the choices you make and who you are as a couple. Now that you have found the Forever to your Always, take charge of your new beginning together and make it your own. Cupid has some advice:

1.  You have less people trying to put their two cents in: The over-bearing mother-in-law is every bride’s nightmare. When people hear “wedding” everyone comes running to you, expecting an invite. Remember your best friend’s cousin’s boyfriend’s aunt’s friend? Yeah, we don’t either but she is still expecting an invite.  Avoid the external pressures of your loved ones and make this day your own. By keeping the details of the day discreet, you have all of the power.

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2. You can keep things intimate: A huge bonus of not giving all of your friends and family the secret in tell, it that you don’t have to make your day a huge event. It’s always awkward having to publicly exclude someone you care about by not inviting them to the wedding, so by keeping it small, people won’t feel as left out when they see it’s just family and the closest of friends. This also gives you the opportunity to b with the people who mean the most to you, who can give you the love and support you need for embarking on the adventure of marriage.

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3. You save money: You know what that means: More for the honeymoon! Weddings are drawn out events, and typically aren’t just a one-day thing. People have engagement parties, bachelor and bachelorette parties, rehearsal dinners, more celebration parties, and that much partying can just be overwhelming. Minimize the stress and channel all of the celebrating into one joyous day with the love of your life. Then take that trip to Cabo you didn’t think you could afford, and relish in each other’s company while basking in the rays of the sun.

What are some ways you kept your special day on the down-low? Share with us in the comments below!