Post # 1
My fiance and I are planning to elope a year or so from our engagement (we haven’t exactly 100% picked the date yet), but seeing that we are recently engaged, we would like to send out engagement announcements just to let everyone in our families know. This is normally done through save the dates, but seeing that we are eloping, there would be no point for a save the date. Is it appropriate to send announcements out if we plan to elope, or would it give people the wrong impression? What could we say in the engagement announcement? Should we specify that we plan to not have a big wedding and just “elope”? Or should it simply be “_______ and ________ are engaged!”??
Additionally, in case it comes up, no, we do not plan to have an engagement party, otherwise we would have just done it that way.
Any help would be appreciated!
Post # 3
Engagement Announcements would work in this situation.
You could just do the type that appear in the Social Pages of the Newspaper… or if you want something more personal, then do the traditional mail-out kind (what were done BEFORE Save The Dates came along) is another option
The details on the ceremony can appear at the end in any of the following formats
* Wedding Details yet to be determined
* An October 2013 Wedding is being planned
* A Small Private (or Intimate) Ceremony to be held in October 2013 in Las Vegas
Hope this helps
We to are doing an Elopement / Destination Wedding… just the 2 of us (Second Time Around)… so far we haven’t done any formal annoucing just telling Friends & Family as we see them. Don’t believe we’ll do any mail-outs, although because our Wedding is happening at Christmastime, I think we’ll send out some sort of Cards / Postcards wishing everyone “Seasons Greetings” saying we’ll be thinking of them all, as we tie the knot in Myrtle Beach
Good excuse to use up some photos from the Engagement Photo Session that I have in mind
PS… If you need more info on how to word an Engagement Announcement I’d be happy to provide that (c/o Peggy Post’s book entitled *Wedding Etiquette*) just let me know your situation… who’d be doing the annoucing … and what their “social” status is (ie Bride’s Parents, Mom & Dad divorced as an example)
Post # 4
Hi there and Congrats!
I am not familiar with the custom of mailing out engagement annoucements. I did not do them. We just called up close family and let the news spread like that.
But if you do choose to send out some sort of annoucement, I would not put the info about the elopement just yet as so many things can change, as my life would be an example.
“Additionally, in case it comes up, no, we do not plan to have an engagement party, otherwise we would have just done it that way.”
Generally someone hosts an engagement party in your honor, the couple doesn’t acutally throw the party.
Post # 5
@sienna76: We don’t want an engagement party, that’s what I meant. So we don’t plan to have one. 🙂
Are there any ideas as far as what could be put on the announcements besides just “____ and _____ are engaged!”? We don’t want to put wedding details, as I’m sure that comes off rude if no one is invited, but what else could we put?