(Closed) Wedding Announcements?

posted 6 years ago in Traditions
  • poll: Do you find wedding announce,ents rude?
    Yes! no one wants a card saying "Hi we got married sorry you missed it, now send me a gift!" : (7 votes)
    39 %
    No! it is a great way to let everyone know we got married. : (11 votes)
    61 %
  • Post # 3
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    1798 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I think it’s a good way to let people know that you got married. Sometimes with extended family, they don’t really know what’s going on in your life so they may not know about the marriage for awhile if you didn’t announce it. I’ve never thought of wedding (or baby) announcements as a reason to send a gift. I just take it as a useful FYI.

    Post # 4
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    1512 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    We originally had 100ish people on our guest list, but after pricing things, we’re trying to get it down to 50, 75 at the most. The people we’re cutting are mostly friends of our parents who live out of state. You know, the ones I’ve met once, but continue to send a christmas/birthday card every year just the same? I’m planning on sending announcements to them so they know we wish they could have been there [even though they most likely wouldn’t come anyway], and that way I’m not being rude since they make an effort to keep in touch with me. I wouldn’t include registry information on there. That seems a bit forward to me. If they feel the urge to send a check or gift, that’s totally up to them. I’m doing it more as a courtesy that we thought of them, but couldn’t afford for them to possibly drive 12 hours to see us.

    Post # 5
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    3978 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Maybe put your wedding website instead of actual registry info.

    I think it’s nice if you’re having a very small wedding but you want to let your address book know your new name/address/and that something cool is happening. It’s like a graduation announcement or baby announcement.

    Post # 6
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    2589 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Can you compromise and tell her she can put an announcement in the paper?

    That way if a friend of hers feels like they’d really like to get you a gift or say congrats, they can contact Future Mother-In-Law.

    Ive never heard of sending cards out, but my mom did want to put a wedding announcement in the town paper – which I thought was old fashioned and a bit cheesy, but, not a big deal if it makes mom happy.

    Post # 8
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    9551 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Sorry, but the Future In-Laws are correct. You certainly don’t have to send announcements, but it is traditional southern etiquette. You don’t have to send them to everybody if you think your friends would be put off, but if they think their people would appreciate an announcement, they probably will. Don’t expect presents, but they may come. They are optional after recieving a marriage announcement. And we Southerners don’t give up tradition easily – we still reenact the civil war. So I think it’s going to take awhile for us to embrace facebook as an appropriate communication outlet for things like weddings!

    Post # 10
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    134 posts
    Blushing bee

    My mom says I should just send out thank yous to everybody who attended. And since I’m having a low key wedding, why announce it across the charts by sending out announcments.

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