Eloped Wedding Announcement Wording
The tone and wording of a wedding announcement when you've eloped is important. Just because you chose not to have a traditional ceremony surrounded by friends and family doesn't mean that you
aren't taking your marriage seriously.
And it's important to let any naysayers know how serious you
are right from the start—and there is no better place than with your announcement.
It makes no difference if you've
eloped, standard protocol and etiquette for everything that surrounds an engagement
and wedding are just as valid for an elopement as they are for a traditional
Having said that, we also believe that it's
important to know and understand those traditions, but in the end you should always go with what makes sense for you.
You can still have a party
with friends and family, if that's what you want, or forego the whole thing.
It's all up to you and what feels right at the time.
Wedding Elopement Announcements
You can have the bride or groom announce the big news. They can be formal
announcements or warmer and more casual in tone.
Announcements made by the groom.
- Formal: John Smith is
pleased to announce his marriage to Jessica Hill. The couple
were wed in a private ceremony in Miami Beach, Florida on
June seventh, 2013 and are now living at 224 Park Ave., New
York, New York.
- Casual: She said "I Do!"
Jessica Hill and I were married on June 7th, 2013 in a
private ceremony on the beach in Florida, and are now living
happily ever after at 224 Park Ave., New York, New York
Announcement made by the bride:
- Formal: Jessica Hill is pleased to announce her marriage to John
Smith of New York. The couple were wed in a private ceremony in Miami Beach,
Florida on June the Seventh, Two Thousand and Thirteen and are now residing at
224 Park Ave., New York, New York.
- Casual: I said "I do! John Smith and I were married on June 7th,
2013 in a private ceremony on the beach in Florida, and are now living in
married bliss at 224 Park Ave., New York, New York
Other sample wedding announcements for the eloped couple:
Formal announcement made by the couple:
Jessica Hill and John Smith were married on the seventh of June, Two Thousand
and Ten in San-Francisco, California.
Please join them for a reception to celebrate their marriage Sunday, the
First of July, Two Thousand and Ten at Five o'clock. Ritz Carleton New York, New
Formal announcement made by the parents of the bride:
(This would be the most traditional route to go)
Mr. and Mrs. David Hill of San Francisco are pleased to announce the marriage
of their daughter Jessica Hill to Mr. John Smith of New York. The private
ceremony took place on Sunday, the Seventh of June, Two Thousand and Ten in
Please join the newlyweds in a celebration of their marriage on Sunday, the
First of July, Two Thousand and Ten at Five o'clock in the evening at the Ritz
Casual eloped wedding announcement wording made by the couple for a celebration
We're celebrating the big event at a Dinner Reception
on Saturday, June 1st at 6:00 p.m.
224 York Ave.
Jessica and John Hill
Eloped wedding announcement wording can be formal or casual, it all depends on
your own circumstances. Whichever way you choose to go, just make sure that it
suits the two of you.