(Closed) Wedding Announcements

posted 5 years ago in Elopement
Post # 3
17 posts
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’m getting married in Vegas in October, and I am struggling with this as well.  Wedding Paper Divas have some lovely postcard annoucements to send out, and they also have some great paragraphs that I plan on changing a little bit to make my own. 

Congrats, I love San Francisco, such a lovely city!  I am sure your ceremony will be fantastic!

Post # 4
6123 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@cindalu:  What a great plan!  I love it!


The idea/etiquette behind wedding annoucements is that they are to “get the word out” before the news goes through the grapevine.  Typically they are sent the day after the wedding and nroomally don’t include a photo.  Just an annoucement.  Normally these are not known to be gift solicting mailings.  Kind of like a baby annoucements – people don’t expect you to buy something for their kid.


However, I think people want to see a photo!  I’d maybe not include the link to more photos, but just make the photo card out of a photo or two honestly.  Then if they chat with you or email you, you can share the link with them.

I’d just say something Jane and Joe were married privated in SF on This date.  Add something cute to the phrase if you want.

There will probably be no way to actaully avoid any hurt feelings IF there are even any.  We had no hurt feelings of relatives.

Post # 5
45 posts
  • Wedding: September 2013

Wedding announcements are perfectly appropriate for your plans. (May I say, SF City Hall is gorgeous. Great venue!)

Like PP said, announcements are generally sent ASAP. If you wait too long to send them, some might think you’re after gifts, which of course isn’t your intention. Will you have these photos up soon after the wedding or will you know the URL ahead of time? Maybe you could spread the photos some other way instead.

Stolen from the Emily Post Institute, traditional wording for the announcement:

Mr. and Mrs. James Welch 
have the honor of 
announcing the marriage of their daughter 
Amy Sue 
to Mr. Jonathan Jamison 
Saturday, the twelfth of June 
two thousand and one 
Mansfield, Pennsylvania

You can also send it directly from the two of you:

Ms. Amy Sue Welch
and Mr. Jonathan Jamison 

(All announcements that I’ve seen have used two different last names, but I’m not clear on the protocol for couples where one has changed names. If that applies to you, you might want to look into it more, or maybe someone here will know for sure.)

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