(Closed) How do I break the news…

posted 7 years ago in Elopement
  • poll: How should we announce our elopement?
    Through paper announcements sent by mail from the ceremony location. : (15 votes)
    44 %
    Through a surprise "elopement party" : (18 votes)
    53 %
    Other- Please share your ideas with me below! : (1 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    My family would want to hear it all in person!!! It may diminish any negative feelings if you tell them all at the same time, too…

    Post # 5
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    Good luck which ever route you choose to go! I don’t want to minimize the importance of friends…but if your family is onboard, that’s awesome! Do your friends realize how much a wedding costs!!! It’s your life – you should be able to celebrate your union whatever way you want to. 🙂 

    Post # 6
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I like the surprise elopement party! It gives people an opportunity to meet and catch up with you too.

    Post # 7
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2010

    we eloped and sent everyone a “message in a bottle” and it was well received (and copied by his cousin)

    Post # 8
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    Blushing bee

    I would tend to go with the elopement party as well for the reasons mentioned by PPs

     

    Post # 9
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    How about a paper announcement/invitation. Something like “We are Married! Please join us at XXX to help us celebrate!” Followed by the details of the party.

    Post # 10
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I think post-cards from your destination would be fun – on the back, a quick explanation that you’re married and then a few details if you are having a at home reception. 

    Post # 11
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    id send out an announcement of your elopement.. and also an invite for an elopement party 🙂

    Post # 12
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I think a surprise is a bad idea – it’s supposed to be a happy thing and you don’t need that one person (or however many there end up being) getting upset that they didn’t see you get married when you’re trying to celebrate.

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