The tone of your eloped wedding announcement wording is important. Just because you didn't go the big fancy party route doesn't mean that you aren't taking your marriage seriously.
Standard protocol and etiquette for both engagements and weddings can be used here. There is no reason not to.
So it's important to know and understand the traditions and the meanings behind them, but in the end you should always go with what feels right for you.
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