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.
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.
Announcement made by the bride:
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'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.
Eloped Wedding Announcement Wording to Engagement Announcements