Post # 1
I’ll try and keep this short…
FI and I are going away to get married, just the two of us. Most of our family and friends know what we’re doing (and are happy for us) but we want to send out an announcement in advance just to ‘officially’ let everyone know the plan, and to invite them to celebrate with us at an informal reception afterwards.
I’ve looked online for some inspiration but all ‘elopement’ templates seem to be for after the marriage has taken place, rather than in advance…
Nothing too wordy or fancy! Thanks in advance 🙂
Post # 3
A hopeful bump… I know it’s not the most exciting of topics, but we need to get these darned things out!
Post # 4
@whybee: So we used invitations for our reception (we are having a small ceremony earlier in the day with family only) from VistaPrint. They have all kinds of inviations for all types of events. You should be able to find one that fits your style.
Our reception wording went something like, “_____ & _____ wish you invite you to an evening reception to celebrate their marriage”
Post # 5
I received an announcement a couple of years ago that went something like this…..
John and Betsy will marry on ______ in Las Vegas.
Please join in the celebration for an evening of dinner and dancing on _________….
Hope this helps.
Post # 6
@whybee: What if you did a save the date type of card, where you indicate the date being saved as the after party to celebrate your marriage, and then also direct them to a website where you give a detailed account of your plans – indicating you are doing an elopment, etc?!
Post # 7
@CarterLove: I’ve been looking on VistaPrint, but nothing’s grabbed me! I may need to try this another time with less tired eyes… The announcement-y ones don’t seem to have any room for information about a get-together, and the party ones have no space for the announcement bit! I know you can change the wording, etc. but I don’t want it to look like it’s been really crammed on.
@Golden Ticket: I like the simplicity of your suggestion! But I think we need to say a bit more about going away alone, because we don’t want some people thinking that others were invited to the wedding… Never simple, eh!
@OUgal0004: I like some of the STD templates as they’re a bit less fussy, but we aren’t going down the website route – I think that must be more of a US thing, although no doubt it’s catching on more here… Nope, we just need to get all the essential info on something postcard-sized.
Thanks for your suggestions!
Post # 8
@whybee: Yeah, I know what you mean. I had a hard time with my wording becuase I did not want people to have the wrong idea and think they were invited to the ceremony.