(Closed) Elopement Announcement

posted 5 years ago in Elopement
Post # 3
9954 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Hi @MackieBleu:  First & foremost… I see you are NEW to WBee… so a BIG Welcome to “the Hive”

I am a bit of an Etiquette Snob around here… lol

In so much as I know a lot of the Rules for both Modern & Tradional Etiquette (I am a BIG Fan of Traditional Etiquette as I find it to be a more kinder, gentler, more considerate approach)

Engagement Announcements are great… actually at this time of year, I’d probably just opt to send out Christmas Cards that feature a picture of the two of you, and a wee blurb inside about your BIG NEWS

As it would be a “friendly note” format, then you wouldn’t appear RUDE by saying… please don’t ruin the surprise for others… as we’d like them to hear from us directly… thru their receiving their Christmas Cards as well.

And in the meantime if you are half-as-excited as we are and want to chat about it join us on our newly launched Wedding Website… and give the address.

In this way, those who leave messages for you will right away know who else has already heard the news…

A Wedding Website is a great thing to have as you begin your Wedding Planning process.  And there are some really easy to create ones that are either FREE or available for a small fee that have beautiful pre-loaded Wedding layouts and apps etc. if you aren’t familiar with Blog Progams like WordPress or Blogger etc (which are also FREE)

Great place to start your Wedding Journey with your Proposal Story / Engagement Photos.

Hope this helps,

PS… Other TIPS

1- IF you Wedding Date is truly February 28, 2014 as listed on your WBee Profile, then you should be sending Engagement Annoucements ONLY TO THOSE who will also be invited to the Wedding

2- OR if you are planning to Elope, then you can send Engagement Announcements to whomever you wish

3- Get off of FaceBook if you are on it… or lock it up tight for the time being… so no one can go on there and spill the beans.  Personally, I am not a fan of sharing ANY WEDDING REALTED INFO on FaceBook… as it definitely seems to create more DRAMA & TRAUMA than it is worth…. soooo many posts on WBee about FaceBook misunderstandings etc.  Just not worth opening that Pandora’s Box if you ask me.


Post # 5
9954 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

To @MackieBleu:  sorry, somehow I thought you said Engagement Announcement (I did a similar reply for another Bee tonight on that very topic)

Elopement / Wedding Announcement you could handle pretty much the same way as I described above.

Send them out with a note to keep it hush-hush, and check out a page you set up on-line somewhere you’d have photos from the Elopement, and people could leave their comments.

Mr TTR & I Eloped to a Destination Wedding last Christmas (altho in our case all our Family & Friends KNEW we were going off to get married… it was just the way we wanted to do it as two Encores who are also Older)… and our Wedding Photographer that was part of our Elopement Package linked to our Website… where we were able to share the Pictures within a day or so with those back home.

We passed along the Website Address and people took a look and left their Best Wishes.

It was fun in that altho we got the PRIVATE Wedding Ceremony that we wanted… everyone got to see the results fairly quickly.

Alternatively, if you don’t want to send good old fashioned printed Wedding Announcements you could get everyone’s email address and send out an email to everyone at the same time telling them that there is a surprise for them on-line and then link to where-ever the Wedding Photos are.

In that way, everyone would be told at once.

We personally preferred Printed Announcements cause we also included for each person a hard copy Wedding Photo as well.

Hope this helps,


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