(Closed) Wedding Announcements – Are These Still a "Thing"?

posted 5 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
969 posts
Busy bee

@mrs_pudding_pop:  Ha haa, I love this.  Right after the wedding my husband and I were both kinda bummed.  We had just spent the last year planning and preparing for our Big Day and now it was suddenly over.  Sad face.

But … as the weeks and months have come and gone, we are both so totally happy it’s all over!  Ha haa.  It was a huge part of our life for so long and that’s why we initally missed it.  But on the other hand, it was a huge part of our life for so long and that’s why we totally don’t miss it anymore.  ๐Ÿ˜€

I’m fairly traditional when it comes to lots of things, but I honestly think that sending out wedding announcements is way outdated.  We, too, had it plastered all over Facebook and sent out Christmas cards with a wedding picture on it.  I think that now-a-days, doing wedding announcements are not necessary at all.

If you’re still on the fence or still getting pressure to do something, perhaps an announcement in your local newspaper would suffice?  We are planning on doing this once we save up some money (it’s quite expensive to do where we are).  It’s more for us to have one last chance to “show off” our special day than to please someone else’s old fashioned views, though.

Keep us posted!  If you do do a wedding accouncement the traditional way you should post pics.  Heck, post pics even if it’s a newspaper anouncement!  ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 5
11657 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

@mrs_pudding_pop:  I haven’t seen one unless someone eloped.  We’re not sending them, we’ll probably do a card later with a wedding photo for some people who will want one to frame.  I think older generations like to have something to put on their fridge to brag to their friends about ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 6
5371 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada โ™ฅ EDD- April 2016

We’re not planning on sending an announcement and I’ve only ever seen them after elopements. My parents will probably put it in the newspaper and eventually people will figure it out through word of mouth and Facebook ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 8
12247 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’ve seen them a LOT in the LDS community, where people meet/get engaged/ get married in 6 months. And very frequently they have smaller weddings, or at least very small ceremonies (because of the Temple thing).

I’ve never gotten one from a non-LDS person!

Post # 9
2522 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

We decided to send out a combination wedding announcement/christmas card for a couple of reasons.  First, we had an immediate family only wedding.  Secondly, my Mother-In-Law alluded to wanting that.

So what we did was we took one of our wedding photos and had it printed on a card by adoramapix and inside the card on the left side was:

“Married November 16, 2013
City, State”

Then on the right side it had your standard holiday greeting and then our names.

We originally were thinking about sending postcards but I couldn’t figure out how to make them look nice and also word them and I didn’t like any of the templates on Vistaprint.  I looked at other websites and they were just as expensive as our 5×7 christmas cards.

Post # 11
632 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

We totally skipped the newspaper announcement. H and I don’t send out Christmas cards, but my parents do and they sent out a wedding photo.

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