If you’ve recently tied the knot with your person somewhere special, you’re probably looking to send out some elopement cards. Besides a fun photo to show off that you two are FINALLY married, you’ll need to include a few words. No idea what to say? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with some wedding announcement wording ideas in this blog post.
How Do You Announce An Elopement?
You can announce your elopement in many ways, but our favourite is to create a personalised announcement card with your wedding photos and mail them out to your loved ones. “Isn’t this a bit old school?”, you may ask. Not at all! Because receiving anything personal in the mail is so rare these days, doing this will definitely make your friends and family’s day!
Firstly, all you need to do is:
- Choose an elopement announcement card design (See link here)
- Pick your favourite wedding photos
- Write your personal message to say thank you or simply announce your wedding
We created this blog post on elopement announcement card wording ideas and examples so that you can get inspired to put your wedding announcement together and send them out to your loved ones.
Without further ado, here’s the list of some wedding announcement verbiage…
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17 Elopement Announcement Card Wording Ideas and Examples:
1, Happily Ever After Party Invitation
If you are planning to have a party back home after your elopement, you can steal this “Happily Ever After Party” invitation idea to ask your guests to join you to celebrate your marriage.
We love this postcard invitation from Andrew and Allison!
“Aloha! Allison Grondski and Andrew Baker were married in a private ceremony on the beautiful island of Maui. Please join us for a Happily Ever After Party to celebrate our marriage.”
2, Wedding Reception/Housewarming Party Wording
This cute invitation is perfect for those of you who perhaps have just moved into a new place after your elopement. This acts as an invitation for a wedding reception/housewarming party. Love this “We’re married, now let’s celebrate!” invitation!
3, “We Do, We Did, We Eloped!” Examples
Like this elopement card here, your wedding photos might have some beautiful space that allows your wording to go on top of it. If that’s the case, we highly recommend that you let your photo fill the space instead of leaving a white border like the previous ones. Don’t you just love how amazing it looks with this photo by the beach!?
In addition, your personal message should include where you guys eloped and if anyone joined you for a small ceremony so that they get an idea of what your wedding was like.
“With happy hearts and joyful souls we took our love to the beautiful Hastings Point lookout and exchanged our vows. Although we decided to celebrate our love with an intimate and private ceremony, please know that on this special day you were in our thoughts and hearts.”
4, “Nothing Fancy, Just Love” Announcement Card Ideas
Always add a bit of personality in your cards. In other words, feel free to include a quote or scripture that represents your love or who you are as a couple. It makes the elopement announcement card more personal.
“Because your love and friendship have made us who we are, we are very happy to share the news.
With the love in our hearts, and our girls by our side, we exchanged vows in a private ceremony on the twenty-fifth of February two thousand and eighteen in Dallas, Texas.
Although you were not there in person, you were there in our hearts.”
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5, Elopement and Baby Announcement All in One
This elopement announcement is absolutely gorgeous because Steph and Cory also used it to surprise their loved ones about having a baby! We can’t even imagine the excitement of their friends and family getting this in the mail…
In the same way, you can use this to announce your new home or any adventures you have in the coming future!
“After nine wonderful years together, we’re thrilled to announce that we’re officially husband and wife. While you were not there in person, you were there in our hearts.
And now our next adventure is about to begin with Baby Nestor due February 2019, we’re excited to add a little more love to our family. We look forward to starting this next chapter of our lives together and sharing many more memories with you all.”
We love how this gorgeous photo card doubles up as an elopement and baby announcement 🙂 Isn’t it the cutest!?
6, Post Wedding Cocktail Reception Invitation Example
If you are ready to celebrate with your loved ones on your return, you will love this “Yeah, we did, now let’s celebrate!” invitation. Lauren and Matt chose to have a post-wedding cocktail reception about 2 months after their elopement. By doing that, it gave them time to send these elopement announcements out, enjoy time as newlyweds and settle back home before celebrating with everyone!
7, “We Eloped” Wedding Announcement Card Message
If you are struggling to choose one photo for your elopement announcement card, you should go for the multi-photo personalised card option. Heidi and Damien had the same dilemma because their wedding photos turned out amazingly so they decided to pick three of their favourites to highlight their special day!
“We officially tied the knot at Dreamtime Beach Fingal Head on May 16, 2018. It was just us with our 3 children. While you were not there in person, you were there in our hearts on our special day.”
8, Create Your Own Meaning of “Elope”
Wedding Elopement Card: For the Love of Stationery
Ok, what a cute way to announce your elopement by doing it in a dictionary style and letting your loved ones know where you eloped at the same time. Needless to say, this is definitely a very creative way to word your announcement!
“elope: to leave in secret for Fiji and joyfully exchanged vows. Thank you for your love and support.”
9, “We Tied The Knot” Wedding Announcement Card Wording
Elopement Announcement Card: For the Love of Stationery
“We officially tied the knot at La Mansion in San Antonio, Texas on the eighth of March two-thousand eighteen. Although we decided to celebrate our love only with the company of each other, you were with us in our thoughts and hearts.”
10, “We Tied The Knot, Now Let’s Celebrate!” Message Sample
If you don’t want your friends and family to get you gifts, make sure to leave a line in there like:
“Please no gifts as we have everything we could ever need, your presence is the only gift we want.”
11, Funny “You’re Not Invited” Elopement Card Example
If you are looking for something that would crack up your guests and surprise them at the same time. We love this cheeky elopement and baby announcement card from Elizabeth and Joshua.
We love the wording of “You’re not invited” on the front of the announcement for a good laugh then throw in a little “Surprise!” to announce their elopement and baby coming up on the back!
“We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve officially tied the knot in Louisville, Kentucky. While you were not there in person, you were there in our hearts.
And now our next exciting adventure is about to begin with Baby Finley Roy Tarr due in May 2019! We’re so excited to add a little more love to our family. We look forward to starting this next chapter of our lives together and sharing many more memories with you all.”
What a special wedding announcement verbiage, right?
12, Elopement Card Message Samples
If you feel comfortable about sharing a little bit about your love story, it’s really cool to include it in your elopement announcement. We especially love how Alicia and Nicholas have done it here!
“After swiping right for each other, 3.5 years of NYC dating, our first Brooklyn apartment together, and a pandemic, we are thrilled to officially be husband and wife.
We exchanged our vows in a private ceremony in Ecola State Park, Oregon on September 9, 2020. Because your love and friendship have made us who we are, we are happy to share the news!
Thank you so much for your continued love and support.”
13, “While We Chose to Celebrate Our Love…”
When putting together your wedding announcement verbiage, you don’t have to overcomplicate things. These two lines say it all!
“While we chose to celebrate our love in only the ceremony of each other, please know that you were there in our hearts.
Your love and support as we begin our married life together are so very much appreciated.”
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14, Elopement Announcement Card Messages
“Though you were not with us physically, your presence in our lives means more than you could ever know. You were in our hearts the day of, just as you are now. Thank you for all the love you have shared with us over the years.”
We absolutely love their cute wedding hashtag! How fitting? 🙂
15, “Announcing the Marriage of…” Wording Samples
“Although we decided to celebrate our love only with the company of each other, please know that you are in our thoughts and forever will be in our hearts. We thank you for your love and support and we cannot wait to celebrate our love and marriage with all of you!”
16, “With Happy Hearts and Joyful Souls…”
If you are looking for longer wedding announcement verbiage, here’s an example for you! We love how it beautifully fills the page on the back 🙂
“With happy hearts and joyful souls we are excited to announce our marriage.
On March 3rd 2020 in Elora, ON we exchanged vows and and became husband and wife. While we chose to celebrate our love only in the company of each other, please know that you were there in our hearts.
We want to thank you for the encouragement, support, love and laughter you have contributed to our lives. You’ve truly helped to shape who we are. We look forward to celebrating our marriage with you upon our next meeting.”
17, Elopement Announcement Card Message Ideas
Here’s a wedding announcement verbiage idea for those of you who are thinking to take your love to *insert your dreamy elopement destination*. Wherever you are going, let your loved ones know in the elopement card! They would love to know all the details!
In this case, Molly and Lenny went to Costa Rica! How gorgeous is that scenery!?
“We tied the knot!
With happy hearts and joyful souls we took our love to Costa Rica and officially became husband and wife! Although we decided to celebrate our love only with the company of each other, please know that on this special day you were in our thoughts and hearts.
Thank you for your love and support.”
Bonus Wedding Elopement Card Wording Examples for You!
18, Wedding Announcement Wording Ideas
“We snuck away and tied the knot! Now let’s celebrate! Please join us for drinks and canapés on Saturday 25th April 2020 from 12pm at The Upper Deck, Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel.”
19, Elopement Wedding Reception Invitation Wording
If you’re looking to celebrate with a casual wedding reception after your elopement, then just say it like it is. Keep it nice and simple!
“We’re married, now let’s celebrate! Please join us for a casual wedding reception.”
Bonus Elopement Announcement Wording Ideas for You:
Still looking for some elopement announcement verbiage examples? We’ve got you covered with these 5 bonus elopement announcement wording ideas!
“Guess what? We ran away and got married! We are thrilled to share that we eloped on September 15 in Rome, Italy. We couldn’t be happier and can’t wait to start this next chapter of our lives together!”
“We are excited to share that we decided to elope! On the 2nd of May, we said ‘I do’ in a private ceremony in Maui, Hawaii. We’re looking forward to celebrating with everyone when we’re back home from our extended honeymoon!”
“Surprise! We eloped! On October 28, we exchanged vows and became husband and wife. While it wasn’t the big wedding we had originally planned, we couldn’t be more excited to be finally married to each other.”
“Love always finds a way! We are thrilled to announce that we eloped on February 14 in Auckland, New Zealand. While we missed having our friends and family there with us, we know that you were with us in spirit.”
“We are excited to share that we eloped on December 22! It was an intimate and special day for us, and we are looking forward to celebrating with you when we return from our holiday.”
There you have it, our Elopement Announcement Card Wording Ideas and Examples for you!
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