Post # 1
I was hoping for some help and opinions. We’re planning on eloping in December. So, here are my questions:
What is the best way to word such an announcement? Some people will have been aware, but not all. ETA: We are not planning on having a party/reception at any point later.
Who should we send them to? Definitely going to send them to parents, siblings, grandparents, and other close family. But how much further out do we need to go from there?
And any ideas on how to get addresses without tipping our hand?
Thank you all for any help!
Post # 3
Get addresses for “holiday cards”. I would send them to all family and close friends.
Mr. and Mrs. x are delighted to announce their marriage
your current address
Maybe include a photo?
Congrats! I LOVE elopements.
Post # 4
Definitely ask for them under the guise of Christmas cards and I think you should have fun with it rather than a ‘formal’ announcement. Like “guess what??” And then a picture with your bands or marriage license.
Post # 5
We eloped! I was going to send out photo wedding annoucements, but now we’re getting closer to the holiday season, so I will just send a photo card out as my holiday card. I never actually make it before Christmas, so I just sent a generic holiday card around New Year’s. Plus I don’t have all my high res photos back from the photographer yet.
You can send it to whomever you wish. There is no rule. Cousins?
I agree on getting addresses for holiday cards!
Wedding annoucements are just annoucements. Some say they should not include a photo and are supposed to be sent immediate after the wedding (etiquette rules). The goal of sending them out so soon after is that you’re the first one they will hear it from – not through the grapevine.
Well I don’t care if people hear prior, my goal was not to be the “first” to tell.
However, I think wedding annoucements are pointless without a photo! Plus who has all their photos back anyway right after their wedding? No one!
Some feel they are gift grabby, but annoncements are not gift grabby mailings, they are an FYI and that’s it. I get birth annoucements all the time, I never feel compelled to mail a gift!
Post # 6
These are the announcements I just sent out for our elopement.
If you don’t want to look here is the wording I used to announce it though
At 3:00PM on the 13th of September 2012 we were wed at the Cotton Tree Marriage Registry in Hong Kong. Even though we chose to only have the company of one another on this day, you were all in our thoughts and through all of our adventures past and present we will always take you with us in our hearts.
Love and Best Wishes,
Christina and Bentson