I totally get it. Announcing Your Elopement can make you a little nervous! You might be scared of how your Mom or your best friend will react. You know your goal isn’t to hurt your family by leaving them out, but they probably don’t. There are a few things you can do to help lessen the blow and make them over the moon for you and your fiance! Keep reading to check out my Tips for Announcing Your Elopement!
Tips for Announcing Your Elopement
1. Pick the Right Time For You
Announcing your elopement to your parents and closest family and friends can be a bit stressful! You are probably a little worried about how they might react even though your goal for eloping isn’t to leave everyone out. That’s why it is so important for you and your soon-to-be-spouse to let them know at the right time. Invite them over for dinner and have a chat! This will give you time to think about how you want to say it as well.
2. Use your words wisely!
Going off of the first one, it is important to give an explanation to your loved ones! They probably wouldn’t be happy with “We’re eloping and there’s nothing you can do about it!” Tell them why you want to have an intimate and adventurous experience and how you are going to do it. Give them some details and they’ll come around!
3. Use Social Media
This is a fantastic way to announce your elopement to those who aren’t in your inner circle! You can announce your elopement by posting some of your incredible elopement pictures or you could even tell everyone before by saying, “Whoo-hoo!! We are eloping at the end of June in Colorado!” Only you know your friends and how they would react so choose whichever options fits best for you!
4. Have a Party!
You can have an engagement party with all your family and friends and announce it to them at the party! You could also have a “reception” or just go out to dinner with everyone to celebrate. This will make people feel like they are involved in your elopement even if they really aren’t!
5. Keep Your Family Involved!
Some people choose to have their closest family members involved on their actual elopement day while other don’t. Either way, nobody’s goal in eloping to leave someone hurt so if you want some tips on How to Keep Your Family Involved in Your Elopement be sure to read my other article. I’m sure you’ll find is super helpful!
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