Looking for some simple elopement announcement wording ideas and examples? Perhaps you’ve just tied the knot with your person somewhere special and now you are looking for cute ways to let your friends and family know about your secret wedding!
Congrats on your elopement! Hope it was a beautiful day to remember…
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How Do You Announce An Elopement?
You can announce your elopement in many ways but our favourite is to create a personalised announcement with your wedding photos and mail them out to your loved ones. Why, you may ask? Because receiving anything personal in the mail is so rare these days and by doing this will definitely make your friends and family’s day!
Firstly, all you need to do is:
- Choose an elopement announcement 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 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…
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15+ Elopement Announcement 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!
2. Join Us for a Wedding Reception/Housewarming Party
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!
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
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 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.”
6. Post Wedding Cocktail Reception Invitation
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
If you are struggling to choose one photo for your elopement announcement, 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”
Elopement Announcement: 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
Elopement Announcement: 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!”
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. “You’re not invited”
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.”
12. “They Started Their Forever and Exchanged Their Vows”
There’s no right or wrong way to write your elopement announcement. Of course, you can also speak in third person in your elopement announcement just like this one here…
“It is with great happiness that Autumn Renee Fincher and Devin Michael Donnelly announce their marriage. They started their forever and exchanged their vows on the 16th of October, 2017 at the Manhattan Marriage Bureau in New York City.”
13. “While we chose to celebrate our love..”
“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. “You were in our hearts the day of, just as you are now.”
“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…”
“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…”
“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.”
There you have it, our Elopement Announcement Wording Ideas and Examples for you!
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