(Closed) Wedding announcements after a destination wedding?

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
2622 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

no registry. Only tell them if they ask someone. And DEFINATELY after the marriage.

It should say something like

” Its our pleasure to announce the marriage of X and Y. They were married in  X location in an intimate ceremony.



Thats it. If you want a present, invite them to the ceremony and reception. If they want to get you something, they can ask where you are registered

Post # 4
735 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@ThreeMeers:  +1

It is a very nice thing to send a wedding announcement – it confirms to people that they are important to you, even if they weren’t invited to your ceremony.  (It also lets everyone know your formal married name, which is nice – Are you taking his last name, keeping yours or hyphenating?  Do you prefer the title “Mrs.” or “Ms.”?)

But they should absolutely be sent AFTER the wedding – it’s an announcement – you can only announce something after it happens.

As far as registry information – nope, there’s no way you can include it and pretend it’s polite.  An announcement is just to tell people “hey, this happened,” if you include registry information it implies “I expect you to give me something, even though I didn’t want you there.”  – Of course that’s not what you mean, but it’s the implications.

People who want to will find out where you are registered and send you gifts with out you including the information.  That’s one of the nice things about loved ones – they want to celebrate happy events in our lives!

The topic ‘Wedding announcements after a destination wedding?’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors