Are you getting married in 2020? Then you might be thinking about the once old fashioned seeming wedding announcements. (Those are announcements sent after your wedding to announce your marriage, unlike invitations which are sent before your wedding.) These used to be sent out in the case of elopements or small weddings… and now, that’s pretty much every wedding. So if you’re asking yourself how to let your nearest and dearest know all about your newlywed status, beyond just a Facebook post. Well, we have the answer: wedding announcements, that’s how.
Traditionally speaking, wedding announcements are sent to folx that weren’t invited to the wedding that you still want to share your happy news with. But it’s 2020 so those “rules” don’t apply here. Your guest list might have been drastically downsized, and you may now have some guests tuning in via Zoom for your nuptials. Or you may have kept it small and eloped, but now want to share the news.
At the end of the day, your community wants to celebrate you, and wedding announcements are the perfect keepsake if your guests can’t make it IRL.
Deliver Your Wedding Announcements In Style
In our parents and grandparents day, wedding announcements were often made in the local paper. In fact, I have clippings of my parents wedding announcements (though weirdly, the photo only included my mom in her wedding dress… go figure). But these days, chances are good you’re not going to snap up a coveted spot in the Vows section of The NYT. But it’s still nice to have something that can land in a scrap book years later. And if, like me, you like the formality of putting things on paper, you can go with wedding announcements sent through the mail. You can match the design with your original invites to keep up with the theme, or go rogue. (It’s 2020, rules no longer apply.) While you might want to include a photo to show people how it all went down, that is absolutely not necessary. If you’re going with just text, you might want to look at letterpress or more design forward announcements.
And as we’ve been saying all year, look for the small bits of joy. Your closest folx near and far are sure to enjoy receiving your wedding announcements in their mailbox. In the meantime, take a look at our favorite wedding announcements for 2020 below.
Wedding Announcements For 2020
We’re loving the bold and modern yellow font on this announcement from Minted. Yellow says cheer, and we can all use some cheer right about now. Add your favorite wedding pics and you’re all set to go!
In the event that snail mail isn’t enough to get your happy news to your guests, send it in a text (and print) with this downloadable template from Hyland Paper Co.
How fun are these bright confetti announcements by Brown Fox Creative? These will be a bright burst of much needed joy for whoever opens one.
Inform your guests that your love isn’t canceled, and neither was your wedding with these stunning announcements from Minted.
If your style screams modern minimal, these subtle announcements are the perfect fit. (And the fact that it says “we” said yes, not “she” said yes? FINALLY.)
If you can’t decide if you want to focus on beautiful design or a full bleed photo, you don’t have to compromise with this floral announcement from Paper Culture.
These ones are for when you decided to casually elope and want to let your guests know a reception will come at a later date too!
Millennial Pink is still all the rage and these modern announcements take the cake.
As the saying goes, patience is a virtue. But it’s 2020 so why wait any longer if you don’t want to?
Beep, beep! These cute AF announcements are the perfect way to inform your family and friends of a road trip elopement and invite them to the celebration at a later date.
Alright, so these aren’t mailed announcements but emailed announcements. So if you’re trying to keep it green, check out Greenvelope. They have a ton of digital announcements that are fully customizable, no postage necessary.
Married in the mountains? Frame your love in the trees with this nature forward design from Sarah B Meyer.
While you might not race to send these directly to your grandma’s mailbox (this is a know your folx situation), your friends are sure to get a kick out of them!
Vintage postcard vibes, here for it.
One of our favorite traditions? Loud tin cans clanking on the ground as the newlywed couple takes off in their getaway car. And while we may not see this much IRL these days you can still evoke those vibes with this announcement.
Finally married! That’s all folx.
Let’s not forget that you can customize the shape on almost all of the designs from Minted. The wavy edge on this announcement makes it extra special!
Give us all the florals! A wedding photo doesn’t hurt either 😉.
Customize and download this template to let your guests know just how much you missed them.
These announcements say it perfectly. Love is patient, we are not!
A simple “we did it” will suffice!
Shout it from the mountain tops, water color mountain tops that is.
How are you sharing your good news with your community? Are you sticking with your original wedding style or saying hello to something new? Let us know your announcement ideas in the comments!