If you’ve decided to elope, congratulations! This is a hugely exciting time for you both, but we’re also sure the thought of letting everyone know is somewhat daunting. Whether you’re planning on letting your loved ones know before you say, ‘I Do’ or you want to surprise everyone afterwards at a post-elopement party, we thought we’d bring you an elopement announcement guide to help you along the way.
Do you send announcements for elopements?
Yes, you can choose to tell your friends and family before you get married or surprise them afterward with a post-elopement party. It’s a personal decision that depends on your preferences.
How do you announce you are going to elope?
You can announce your decision in person, via a poem, or with an invitation to your ‘happily ever after’ party. A heartfelt handwritten letter is a wonderful way to share the news, offering a keepsake for years to come. Plus, it’s the perfect alternative to our busy digital world we all live in now.
Eloping without offending family: How can you navigate this?
Be prepared for various reactions, as your loved ones genuinely care about you. Explain your reasons for eloping, giving them the chance to understand and offer their support. Some may take time to come around, but ultimately, they will share your excitement.
Should you announce you are eloping?
Yes, it’s a good idea to announce your elopement, whether before the ceremony or afterward. This helps set expectations and allows your friends and family to share in your joy.
What do you say in an elopement announcement?
Share your reasons for eloping and express your love and appreciation. A heartfelt explanation will help your loved ones understand your choice and offer their support. A handwritten letter is a personal touch in our busy digital world.
After you’ve eloped…
Share the photographs and details with your friends and family! Host an evening where you tell them all about your elopement, go through the beautiful pictures and reminisce about every moment. Or throw an epic shindig with everyone to celebrate the fact that you’re officially married. Alternatively, you could gather your nearest and dearest and host something a little more intimate, such as a tree planting ceremony together so you can remember the moment and watch your tree grow together over the years.
Just remember, before you’ve hit the socials to announce it, make sure you have let the really important people know first. There would be nothing worse than finding out through Instagram! But when you do post it for the world to see – do it with style. We’re thinking a fun, loved-up pose, a bottle of champers and one cute caption!
If you’ve officially decided you’re going to elope, have you considered what you should do afterwards?
If you’re looking for some inspiration or ideas you can check our blog on How to Plan Your Post-elopement Celebration.
Images by Mimosa Photography