Post # 1
Are any brides out there sending out annoucements after the wedding? We’re having a smallish destination type wedding (2/3 of the guests are from out of town) and my parents would like to send out announcements.
Obviously they would be sent out right after the wedding and only include the date and location, however, do announcements seem like a request for gifts? That’s definitely not the intention, but I’m wondering if we should skip them.
What do you all think?
Post # 3
We chose to go the newspaper route. FI’s family and my family only live about 45 minutes away from each other so having both sets put separate announcements in the paper seemed a bit ridiculous, even though they do get two different newspapers. FI’s parents are handling our engagement announcement in their newspaper (which was sent in yesterday!) and my parents will take care of the wedding announcement in theirs. In our situation, anyone who we would send an announcement to, reads the paper so we figured we were covered.
Post # 4
We’re going the newspaper route as well, however, since only a small portion of the guests are local, and the wedding is so small, we thought we would send out printed announcements to the people we didn’t invite.
Post # 5
Announcements would be a great way to notify those close to your family who did not attend the wedding. Some people like to keep announcements as momentos of special occasions for those close to them. I don’t think it seems like an excuse to ask for gifts.