Post # 1
DH and I married late last year, and pretty much everyone – family, friends, non family and non friends (lol) – knew about it, whether through FB announcements, participating in my bridal shower, etc.
So I received a couple of inquiries in the past few weeks as to whether or not we’re going to be sending out wedding announcements. Errr… I didn’t really feel like we needed to? Pretty much all has been said and done with regards to the wedding and, frankly, I am ready to be officially done with it all…lol We sent Christmas cards this year with wedding photos on it to family and friends… wouldn’t that constitute as such?
Post # 3
@mrs_pudding_pop: Ha haa, I love this. Right after the wedding my husband and I were both kinda bummed. We had just spent the last year planning and preparing for our Big Day and now it was suddenly over. Sad face.
But … as the weeks and months have come and gone, we are both so totally happy it’s all over! Ha haa. It was a huge part of our life for so long and that’s why we initally missed it. But on the other hand, it was a huge part of our life for so long and that’s why we totally don’t miss it anymore. 😀
I’m fairly traditional when it comes to lots of things, but I honestly think that sending out wedding announcements is way outdated. We, too, had it plastered all over Facebook and sent out Christmas cards with a wedding picture on it. I think that now-a-days, doing wedding announcements are not necessary at all.
If you’re still on the fence or still getting pressure to do something, perhaps an announcement in your local newspaper would suffice? We are planning on doing this once we save up some money (it’s quite expensive to do where we are). It’s more for us to have one last chance to “show off” our special day than to please someone else’s old fashioned views, though.
Keep us posted! If you do do a wedding accouncement the traditional way you should post pics. Heck, post pics even if it’s a newspaper anouncement! 🙂
Post # 4
@MissesAwesome: Haha… I’m glad I’m not the only one!
If I think of it, I have only had a couple of requests for these and they were from older ladies who are more old fashioned. I just hate thinking that they’re going to think I’m some etiquette snubber if we choose not to send, but then again I have broken all sorts of etiquette rules when it came to the wedding so one more won’t hurt, right? 😉 (I am half kidding… lol)
Post # 5
@mrs_pudding_pop: I haven’t seen one unless someone eloped. We’re not sending them, we’ll probably do a card later with a wedding photo for some people who will want one to frame. I think older generations like to have something to put on their fridge to brag to their friends about 🙂
Post # 6
- Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016
We’re not planning on sending an announcement and I’ve only ever seen them after elopements. My parents will probably put it in the newspaper and eventually people will figure it out through word of mouth and Facebook 😉
Post # 7
@MsGinkgo: Achk – there you go… we kind of sort of eloped… But still, everyone knew and it wasn’t a surprise so we’re still in the clear I think?
Post # 8
I’ve seen them a LOT in the LDS community, where people meet/get engaged/ get married in 6 months. And very frequently they have smaller weddings, or at least very small ceremonies (because of the Temple thing).
I’ve never gotten one from a non-LDS person!
Post # 9
We decided to send out a combination wedding announcement/christmas card for a couple of reasons. First, we had an immediate family only wedding. Secondly, my MIL alluded to wanting that.
So what we did was we took one of our wedding photos and had it printed on a card by adoramapix and inside the card on the left side was:
“Married November 16, 2013
Then on the right side it had your standard holiday greeting and then our names.
We originally were thinking about sending postcards but I couldn’t figure out how to make them look nice and also word them and I didn’t like any of the templates on Vistaprint. I looked at other websites and they were just as expensive as our 5×7 christmas cards.
Post # 10
Yeah, I think maybe if we’d announced the marriage on the Christmas cards that could have doubled, but too late now.
I just wonder how to work the “no, we’re opting out of announcements” line to my relatives. I feel like I’m going to come off as rude.
Post # 11
We totally skipped the newspaper announcement. H and I don’t send out Christmas cards, but my parents do and they sent out a wedding photo.