So you’ve decided to elope! Within your elopement checklist, when it comes to sending out elopement announcements, one of the first things you need to decide is if you want to send a pre elopement announcement and invite others to join, or if you are simply announcing your elopement after you’ve said, “I do".

Elopement announcement ideas:

Choosing whether to invite a small group of friends and family to your elopement is a very personal decision. If you decide you want to share your wedding with others, here are some ideas on how to invite them to be a part of your special day:

Digital elopement announcement:

Digital announcements can come in many forms, like email or text. This is a great option if you are looking to go green, save money, or simply just want a fast, no-frill solution to inviting your loved ones to your big day. Another benefit of this form of announcement is that the majority if not all of those who you want to invite will have either an email address or a textable phone number, making it an easy way to connect with everyone.

Etsy elopement invitations

Social media elopement announcement:

Similar to digital announcements, social media is an inexpensive way to invite people to your wedding. Private Facebook groups or event pages are a great solution because you can control who has access to the details of your elopement, ensuring it remains the experience you’ve planned. An added benefit is that guests can share their excitement for you within the group, and later share images or videos from your wedding day. One drawback to using social media is this may limit who you can reach as not all people use these platforms.

Printed elopement announcement:

This is a great option if you want to take more time to plan your elopement and are looking for a more traditional invitation to send out. Printed announcements can be more aesthetically pleasing, and many guests choose to display these in their home. Oftentimes tangible items also make it easier for people to remember events coming up. If you don’t have a lot of time to plan and are going for a quicker elopement, this could be a difficult option for you.

Some great options for printed announcements are:

Shutterfly elopement announcements
Zazzle elopement announcement
Minted elopement announcements



Elopement invitation wording ideas:

Invitations should have only the most important details of the day, including the exclusivity of the event. Make sure to also include: