Post # 1
We got married (just us two ) at the end of September. We sent pics to all of our loved ones day of and later when the photographers photos arrived.
I meant to have elopement announcments sent out before Christmas, but I had a really stupid mistake printed on the announcements (ugh), didn’t use them and then lost intrest for a while. And then, well, life happened. There was Christmas, then I was unwell, we’re buying a house yada yada yada.
I would still kinda like to have them made again and still send them out, but at this point it might just be silly. Everyone has seen the pics, everyone knows we’re married. Is there even a point? (except that they are basically finished, pretty cute and I kinda love them)
What say you, hive? Get them printed up again and send them out, or just let it go?
I was thinking of just skipping the announcements, making up small “wedding album” mini books for closest family (My mom would love to have that and my Mother-In-Law recently made a comment about how she still hasn’t gotten any photos yet) The thing is, I have no idea when I would have time to get those done. Maybe fall?
Post # 2
May I suggest Chatbooks?
Download the app, upload the pictures, select the cover pic, add captions or not and print and ship. Strongly recommend hardback. You can be done in under an hour. No excuses.
( not a paid advertising, just a super busy working mom, who is also wedding planning and looking to buy a house but who has a ton of lovely photo albums due to Chatbooks. )
Post # 3
I’d let it go. Everyone knows you’re married, what’s the point of announcing it?
If your family wants books, can’t they order their own? I wouldn’t use this as a christmas gift though, it looks very “omg I gave you a picture of ME for your gift, arent you lucky!” lol. But if your parents want one, I dont see an issue with making one or giving them the link to make one themselves.
Post # 4
bibliophilacticbee : yeah! Well, I am in Europe, so I would go with a local company. I am still color grading my photos and arranging the album (started around christmas and got halfway through) and because I am super picky and work in the printing and design field I feel like I am my own absolute worst customer nightmare, lol I can’t seem to get it so I’m satisfied- that’s actually where the hold-up is. 😂
jellybellynelly : you’re probably right, no need to officially announce. On a side note, I wanted to get them DONE somewhere in the time between our aniversary and christmas time (not give them as christmas gifts. I would feel weird about that too, hahah. ) I just have a lot on my table until then.
So it would seem folks mainly think I should nix the announcements.
Dang, I know you’re right but they were so nice, hahhah. Maybe I will just get a few done cheaply and put them in with my wedding stuff for myself? (who am I kidding? In a couple of years I probably won’t even care, lol.)
Post # 5
Eh i really like sending greeting cards, pictures, post cards, written letters, etc. Even though i know most people dont care as much as i do, i still find it fun and it makes me happy.. so i say send both! Maybe instead of an announcement you can send a photo to everyone and like a message of “greetings” from the happy new couple for a lovely Spring.. thay way you can get the urge out of your system with something thay wont feel “too late”? People in general like getting mail.. especially good news and pictures! And for those who don’t, they can just ignore it. Yay!
Post # 6
Shesaidyes : I think itd be nice to send out photos. Even in a card? Print them and stick them in a card. Or the little photo book idea is lovely, but that would take more time and definitely be late,
I think whatever you ahve ready already is great. You can send those little books to your mom and Mother-In-Law later, im sure the more photos, the better for them 🙂