The Proper Way to Elope (And Host a Reception After)
What’s the best way to elope?
Whether or not a couple plans a full-out wedding ceremony and reception or to elope, most will want a way to let friends and family know. Some take it one step further with an after-elopement party. What’s the proper way to announce this? Read on...
Dear Wedding Guru: “My fiancé and I have decided to elope. We’ll have a private ceremony and then be off on our honeymoon. How do we let our friends and family know that we’ve eloped? We also want them to save the date for a celebration we’ll be hosting after we return from our honeymoon. (The place is already booked.) What’s the best way to do this?”
(Our answer on next page)
The Wedding Guru says: The most appropriate way to do this is to first send out an announcement of your marriage. Later, send a save-the-date letting your guests know where and when the reception will be held. (If budget is an issue, save on the price of a second mailing by combining the two in one.) I should add that you should absolutely not make any mention of gifts in your mailing(s).