Post # 1
- Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!
Had a small wedding of 20 people this month. Do I send announcements to everyone that didn’t come to the wedding letting them know that I am now married? Obviously my aunts and uncles have heard by now that I am married, but do I send announcements anyways? I have a huge family and if we would’ve had a big wedding it definitely would have included over 150 people.
Some family/friends are asking us if we ever registered…would it be in bad form to include a registry with the announcement?
I’m not sure how well received the announcements would be with or without registry info included….
Post # 2
Wedding announcements are both traditional and proper. However, I would omit any references to registries or gifts. In the electronic age in which we live, it is quite easy for someone who wishes to do so to search for and find a couple’s wedding registry online. If someone directly asks you or a family member or friend if, and where, you’re registered, it is perfectly fine to tell them.
ETA: By the way, congratulations on your wedding! I responded before I saw that it was you who posted this. I’ve tried twice to see your recap photos, but the pictures have been loading so slowly, and I’ve been having trouble with both my Internet and my computer, so I haven’t yet been able to see them.
Post # 3
- Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!
Brielle: Thank you Brielle! I had a feeling you would know about the etiquette in this situation 😉
The picture files are relatively large because of the high resolution. I’ve found that the new WB doesn’t really help with the load times either :/ Everything on here seems much slower now!
Post # 4
Sending wedding announcements is definitely fine, especially since you had a small wedding. However, I would not include registry information. To me, that comes off as, “Hey, I got married, buy me a present” – which I know is not your intention. Your moms can always spread the word of where you registered, or you can directly answer when someone asks, though!
Post # 5
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
I would be super happy to get an announcement with a nice picture if I were your family or friend!
One thing you could do to get your registry info out there without being really shameless would be to update your wedding website (if you have one?) with some pictures from your wedding. You could include a link to the website and tell people that your website is updated with pictures from the wedding. Then keep the registry tab on the website as well…
Maybe that’s still tacky, I dunno.
Post # 6
Eh, in this situation I’d say no, since those close to you (family, close friends) were either at the wedding or already know. I’d send announcements if you eloped or had fewer than 4ish people other than you and your FI present. With that many people as someone receiving an announcement to me it would be more like a “hey, look at the wedding I had that you weren’t invited to!” thing rather than an announcement of an elopement or something similar.
Post # 7
I totally agree with abbie017 and Brielle.
Congratulations again, I remember your recap – you’re the girl with the pretty, pretty purple Modcloth shoes! 🙂
Post # 8
FutureDrAtkins: I don’t see the point I. Sending announcements but if you do you absolutely should not include registry info.
Post # 9
This was exactly my question!
My fiance was wondering if maybe people would find it offensive bc they weren’t invited. I have family from different places and I’d like to send all of them wedding announcements! I think we’re doing it anyway:)