5 Creative Ways to Announce Your Elopement

October 8, 2020

Whether you’ve decided on a ceremony with your closest family and friends or something more intimate, tying the knot is an important occasion! 

If you and your sweetie have chosen to elope, you might be wondering what the best way to share the news of your elopement is with those friends or family members that weren’t in attendance. To get your creative gears turning we’re sharing five ways to announce your elopement news below!

It’s Party Time

A lot of our couples have opted to have an intimate wedding ceremony just the two of them (or with select family members in attendance), and then plan a larger reception for a later time with all of their friends and extended family! What better way to say, “Cheers, newlyweds!” than a cocktail party with all of your favorite people? 

Photo by Beautiful Life Studio

Turn Your Wedding Photos Into Love Notes

For elderly guests who are unable to travel or those who couldn’t attend in-person, we love this heartfelt idea! Make them feel like they were there with you on the day by printing some of your professional photos accompanied with a letter that’s personal to each recipient. Take this opportunity to share the individual moments you know they would’ve laughed about, cried over or enjoyed in-person (especially if it’s something pictured!). It’s a beautiful way to let them know that they were there with you in spirit.

Photo via Brides

Host a Private Screening of Your Wedding Video

The best part about this idea? You can make it a surprise, too! Send out an invite to your friends and family to join you for a casual (or glam, depending on your style) movie night at your home. When all of your guests have gathered and are ready to watch, start playing your wedding video for all of them to see and relive with you! 

Share a Breathtaking Moment on Social Media

Whether it’s when you came down the aisle, exchanged vows or sealed things with a kiss, share your favorite moment from the day on social media for the world to see! With all of the latest additions in the social media space, you can take your friends and family along with you virtually using live videos, create a highlight reel with behind-the-scenes shots from the day, or share some dreamy snapshots from your wedding photographer.

Photo by Amber McWhorter Photography

Send Postcards from Your Honeymoon Destination

Want to keep things casual? Once you arrive at your honeymoon destination, send a postcard back to your family and friends sharing the good news! You can have postcards printed with one of your wedding photos or simply a photo of your location, but be sure to include a heartfelt message. Your loved ones will love opening up their mailboxes to the wonderful news!

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