Wedding announcements: wedding announcement card, 2 rings, and flowers

Your wedding planning adventure doesn’t end with your honeymoon. Whether you’ve just tied the knot or planning ahead, sending wedding announcements after your big day is an ideal way to share the happy news.

Fortunately, you can create and send wedding announcements with ease. In this guide, we’ll show you how to create your own beautifully customized wedding announcements alongside some of our favorite wording ideas and designs.

5 Steps to Creating Your Own Beautiful Wedding Announcements

Wedding announcements are a wonderful way to share the news about your nuptials with those who couldn’t attend your ceremony, whether it was because of budget, distance, or other circumstances. Here’s how to plan, personalize, and send wedding announcements in just a few steps.

1. Choose a Format

Before you can write your ideal wedding announcements, you first need to decide how you’ll share them. This will help you decide whether to create your own DIY announcements, choose an online wedding announcement, or create photos or videos to share your news.

Some couples like to handwrite notes and send them to loved ones alongside a wedding photo. Other couples may prefer to make an announcement post on social media with a link to their updated wedding website. One of the most popular ways to share the happy news is with an online wedding announcement you can send via email or text.

2. Determine Your Style

With so many incredible wedding announcement designs out there, it can be hard to narrow down your choices. Think about whether you want something minimalist and sophisticated or bold and bright. Perhaps you have a penchant for florals or maybe you’d rather use a template that relates to your wedding theme or a favorite hobby — like retro, beachy, or vintage cars. 

If you’re unsure where to start, take inspiration from your wedding stationery like your save the date cards, engagement announcements, wedding invitations, RSVP cards, and thank you card designs for a cohesive look that complements your wedding invites.

3. Select the Perfect Wedding Announcement Card

Wedding announcements: We Couldn't Wait Announcement

Design: Signature Greenvelope

At Greenvelope, we have a collection of stunning marriage announcements that you can customize and make your own. Our collection of wedding announcement greeting card templates features everything from cute and colorful to luxe designs that look like embossed cardstock. 

Look for photo wedding announcement cards with space for several photos — perfect if you have a few snaps you’d like to share from your big day. We also have elopement announcements, like this We Couldn’t Wait announcement card, if that suits the occasion. 

4. Personalize Your Wedding Announcements

One of the best things about online wedding announcements is that you get to customize them all from the comfort of your own computer. You can get that custom wedding announcement look without investing so much of your wedding budget into printed stationery.

You can easily experiment with different fonts and text placements to make the design feel unique. Choose one of our premade color schemes or work with our design team to include your favorite colors. Upload a photo from your nuptials to your photo card, or choose a template with space for a few pictures if you just can’t decide on one.

Once you have the design figured out, share your wedding date and details along with a sweet note about how thrilled you are to share the news even if the recipient couldn’t be there in person. We have plenty of wording ideas and inspiration in the section below.

5. Send Your Cards

With your wedding announcements perfectly personalized and ready to go, there’s only one thing left on the list — share them with your loved ones. Gather the email addresses and/or phone numbers of everyone you want to reach and get ready to send those digital announcements on their way.

Sending your wedding announcements with Greenvelope is easy. Our platform walks you through the steps to get your recipient list in order. Simply choose whether to send by email, text, or both, and send now or schedule for a date in the future.

What to Say in Your Wedding Announcement

Wedding announcements: Modern Just Married Announcement

Design: Erika Firm

Your wedding day is an exciting moment, and so is sharing the news with your loved ones. If you’re not sure what to say in your wedding announcement, here are a few of our favorite phrases and sayings. Use them as part of your wording or as the main text on your marriage announcement card — like this modern Just Married design.

  • Just married! We made it official on [date]. 
  • Love is patient … but we aren’t! [Name] and [Name], married [date].
  • We’re delighted to be the new Mr. and Mr. [Name]!
  • [Name] and [Name] tied the knot in a beautiful wedding ceremony on [date].
  • Introducing the new Mr. & Mrs. [Name]!
  • We got married! Sending you all our love.
  • So happy to announce that we’re now wife and wife.
  • We tied the knot!
  • After a very special day in [Location], we’re married!
  • We’re newlyweds!
  • Introducing [Name] and [Name], the new Mrs. and Mrs.!
  • We’re now husband and husband.
  • Say hello to your new favorite married couple.
  • We found our “happily ever after.”
  • We couldn’t wait. [Name] and [Name], married on [date].

7 Wedding Announcement Card Designs to Inspire You

Take a look at some of our favorite designs for marriage announcements that you can customize. Share the wonderful news about your big day whether it was a surprise wedding, micro wedding, minimony, or elopement.

1. Did the Damn Thing Wedding Announcement

Wedding announcements: Did The Damn Thing Announcement

Design: Signature Greenvelope

Let your loved ones know that you’re already married with this Did the Damn Thing wedding announcement card. It’s perfect for a casual, straightforward, and modern announcement with a touch of humor.

2. Love in Color Wedding Announcement

Wedding announcements: Love in Color Announcement

Design: Laura Bolter Design

If you’re looking for something that stands out, this photo wedding announcement card is the way to go. The fresh, bright color options are a bold alternative to more traditional or minimalist designs — and there’s space for four of your favorite wedding or couples photos, too.

3. Forever Faithful Wedding Announcement

Forever Faithful Announcement

Design: Stacey Meacham Design, LLC (photo courtesy of Angela & Evan Photography)

Celebrate your newlywed status with this Forever Faithful announcement card. The striking script font makes this a wonderful photo card or ultra-minimalist option for those who want to share an image but don’t want to fill the card with words.

4. Lovely Watercolor Laurel Announcement

Lovely Watercolor Laurel Announcement

Design: Robinson Creative House

If you love the artistic look, this watercolor wedding announcement card could be the perfect backdrop to share your news. The laurel adds a classic touch while the watercolor style makes the design feel fresh and contemporary.

5. Just Married Wedding Announcement

Just Married Announcement

Design: Claudia Owen

We love that there’s so much space on this modern photo wedding announcement card to share a big, beautiful image from your special day. It’s ideal for letting loved ones know about a destination wedding or elopement and sharing some of that magic with them in images.

6. Husband and Husband Wedding Announcement

Husband and Husband Announcement

Design: Claudia Owen (photo courtesy of Carina Skrobecki)

This striking photo wedding announcement card catches the eye immediately, making it a lovely way to break the news. The sparkling metallic background comes in gold, rose gold, and silver, or you can ask our design team to make it pop with another color instead.

7. Crown Monogram Wedding Announcement

Crown Monogram Announcement

Design: Colin Cowie

The simplicity of this stunning wedding announcement is no less beautiful than any of the photo card designs out there. This crown-inspired design has plenty of room for a lengthy announcement, so there’s space to share your exciting news in whichever way feels most “you.”

Send Your Dream Wedding Announcements

Wedding announcements are a thoughtful way to involve all those who couldn’t be part of your wedding guest list. With this guide, creating and sending your “just married” announcements might be the easiest part of the entire wedding planning process. 

Once you find the ideal design, you can customize the card and send it to your loved ones in a matter of minutes. And if you eloped for your nuptials, don’t miss our guide on announcing an elopement so you can send your message with love and care.