(Closed) Announcements?

posted 5 years ago in Elopement
Post # 3
Member
713 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Miss-Petunia:  If I were you I would tell your family about a week before you go. They should understand your reasons and they’ll be happy that you told them before. As for the announcements I think that you know your people best. If it was my extended family they would be upset about a facebook status change without an anouncement. But I know a couple who did the facebook thing and they got rave reviews. Why do you not want to send an announcement? It may make it feel more real afterwards (not that it isn’t already but it’ll add to it) I think that as long as you call/visit everyone close to you you’re fine, but if it was me, I’d send an announcement.

Post # 6
Member
713 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Sounds like you’ve answered your own question then. You don’t want to send announcements or tell anyone beforehand, so don’t! I suggested this blog post to PacificGirl a while ago:

 http://apracticalwedding.com/2011/09/what-happens-after-you-elope/

It may help you with telling people afterwards. But just call people afterwards and then after you’ve done that then change your facebook status.

Post # 7
Hostess
3371 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Miss-Petunia:  You could just send out some announcements that day/weekend. What we are doing is sending our elopement announcements to what was going to be our guest list that morning before we leave home (we’re getting married that evening) so a lot of our guests will receive the announcements the next day or Monday. 

I would go ahead and do that, versus just a Facebook announcement. Make the important people feel important by sending them some sort of personalized thing. It’ll help any feelings from loved ones of being left out. 

I did tell my BFF who was going to be flying from Germany so she didn’t book her flight, but that’s the only person who knows. 

This is what I designed for FI and I to send. I’ll print them out here in a few weeks on some heavy cardstock so it’s like a postcard. 

 

 

Edit: And that link that Allie provided is amazing! I have it on my bookmarks 🙂 

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