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 wedding.

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.

  1. 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.
     
  2. 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:

  1. 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.
     
  2. 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 York


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 San-Francisco, California.

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 Carlton Hotel.

Casual eloped wedding announcement wording made by the couple for a celebration meal:

We've Eloped!
We're celebrating the big event at a Dinner Reception
on Saturday, June 1st at 6:00 p.m.
Omni Hotel
224 York Ave.
Chicago, Illinois

Jessica and John Hill

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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.

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