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 then 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
Formal: John Smith is pleased to announce his marriage to Jessica Mills. The couple were wed in a private ceremony in Miami Beach, Florida on June seventh, 2019 and are now living at 224 Park Ave., New York, New York.
Casual: She said ‘I Do!’ Jessica Mills and I were married on June 7th, 2019 in a private ceremony on the beach in Florida, and are now living happily ever after at 224 Park Ave., New York, New York
Announcements Made By The Bride
Formal: Jessica Mills 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 Nineteen 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, 2019 in a private ceremony on the beach in Florida, and are now living in married bliss at 224 Park Ave., New York, New York
Formal Elopement Announcement Made By The Couple
Jessica Mills and John Smith were married on the seventh of June, Two Thousand and Nineteen in San-Francisco, California. Please join them for a reception to celebrate their marriage Sunday, the First of July, Two Thousand and Nineteen 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 Mills of San Francisco are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter Jessica Mills to Mr. John Smith of New York. The private ceremony took place on Sunday, the Seventh of June, Two Thousand and Seventeen in San-Francisco, California.
Please join the newlyweds in a celebration of their marriage on Sunday, the First of July, Two Thousand and Seventeen at Five o’clock in the evening at the Ritz Carlton Hotel.
Casual eloped wedding announcement wording made by the couple asking friends and family to join them for a celebratory meal:
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.
Want to know more? Read all about announcement etiquette and… Congratulations!