Post # 1
- Wedding: June 2014 - Excalibur
I have a question about wedding announcements. No one knows we’re getting married besides our mom’s and my brother. I would like to use some of our wedding pictures on our wedding announcements. That means I will have to wait a week until I get the pictures and then have to wait for the invitation company to send them to us. That’s a bit to not tell anyone! Is it dumb to let people know we tied the knot a day or two later and then still send wedding announcements?
Post # 2
MissHarleyBlue: hi 🙂 I’m not sure that this will be helpful in any way, simply because I’m not married/engaged yet, and I don’t know the protocol for wedding announcements. However, I saw that no one had replied, and it always bums me out when that happens on my posts, so here I am 🙂
As far as announcements goes, I say send them out. There will always be someone who thinks it’s “dumb,” whether you sent it too soon, too late, etc. I would wait for a gorgeous wedding shot, and send those babies out as soon as you can. Of course, you can let your immediate family know ahead of time that you’re married; I’m assuming they don’t know at this point, since you posted in the elopement board.
My best friend had a baby, and I didn’t get a birth announcement until the baby was 5 months old. I’m sure some of her friends were like, “Um? Moot point!” but in general I think we were glad to have the announcement as a keepsake even if it was after the fact.
I’m sure your family/friends will all be glad to have a part of your gorgeous wedding!
Post # 3
We’re doing the same thing, and I wondered the same thing. 🙂 I’ve already picked out the announcement I’m using on Zazzle, so as soon as I get my photos back all I have to do is import them and order. Those online places are so quick now, they’ll be out before you know it. Also, ask your photographer if you can get a CD of the photos right away…maybe that will help cut down on the time.
Congratulations, and have fun!
Post # 4
Usually wedding annoucements are used to send the word out so that your word is the first world that gets to the family, not through the grapevine. Tradition would say they get mailed the day of or after you get married. That is the etiquette route.
Now days, people pay for photography and want to share photos, so that means one could not send the annoucments out the day of or day after.
If you cannot sit on the news until the annoucements are fully ready to mail out – I’d just tell people and then send them out anyway.
PS – I had my photos 12 weeks after the wedding. We had some teasers but they were low-res, not good for printing, but good enough to share a few on Facebook. I made a holiday card out of them 4 months after the wedding for family who still did not know we were married (but I did not do formal annoucements).
Post # 5
If I were you, I’d speak with my photographer and see if they could dropbox you 1 or 2 of their favorite photos of the two of you from the wedding, edited and landscape/portrait depending on what you need for your announcements. I don’t think they would have an issue with that at all, and then you can get your announcements quicker than you thought! It’s a win-win.
Post # 6
- Wedding: June 2014 - Excalibur
sienna76: camlovescodes: my photographer said my gallery would be ready within 7 days. Not long but still hard to keep the secret! I thought about having announcements printed up before the wedding and sending them out while we’re in Vegas but I think it would be nicer to have some wedding pictures on them. I don’t know, I’m torn!