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
Four Square Wedding Announcement via Minted
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!
We Got Married Card and Text Message Template by Hyland Paper Co. via Etsy
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.
Brightly Colored Elopement Announcement by Brown Fox Creative
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.
Frankie Wedding Announcements via Minted
Inform your guests that your love isn’t canceled, and neither was your wedding with these stunning announcements from Minted.
Minimalist Wedding Announcement by Fine Day Press via Etsy
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.
Bohemian Elopement Invitation by Kelsey Wolfley Designs via Etsy
Desert elopements are magical (remember this one?), keep that vibe going with these cacti announcements from Kelsey Wolfley Designs.
Photo Wedding Announcement by A Wild Bloom Printables via Etsy
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!
Bold Modern Wedding Announcement by Fine Day Press via Etsy
Millennial Pink is still all the rage and these modern announcements take the cake.
Modern Offset Wedding Announcement via Minted
As the saying goes, patience is a virtue. But it’s 2020 so why wait any longer if you don’t want to?
Elopement Announcement by Three Twelve Studio via Etsy
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.
Did The Damn Thing Announcement via Greenvelope
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.
Forest Wedding Announcement by Designs by Sarah B Meyer via Etsy
Married in the mountains? Frame your love in the trees with this nature forward design from Sarah B Meyer.
Just Got Real Elopement Announcement by Viola Mirabilis via Etsy
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!
Airmail Wedding Announcement via Minted
Vintage postcard vibes, here for it.
Just Married Elopement Announcement Template by Little Wonders Ink via Etsy
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.
Printable Announcement by Aceti Design Co. via Etsy
Finally married! That’s all folx.
Sealed With A Kiss Wedding Announcement via Minted
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!
Enchanting Blooms by Paper Culture
Give us all the florals! A wedding photo doesn’t hurt either 😉.
Wedding Announcement Download by Fresh Cut Prints
Customize and download this template to let your guests know just how much you missed them.
Customizable Elopement Announcement by Graphics By AM via Etsy
These announcements say it perfectly. Love is patient, we are not!
We Did It Elopement Announcement by The Design Pom via Etsy
A simple “we did it” will suffice!
Outdoor Mountain Elopement Announcement by Love At Every Sight via Etsy
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!