Getting married is one of the most exciting times. With the explosion of social media in our lives, you will likely want to let everyone know that you have finally said, ‘I Do.’ Whether you have decided to elope and need to let everyone know the big news, perhaps you couldn’t invite everyone you hoped you could, and you still want to let them know, or you just want to share your wedding photos. Either way, celebrating your wedding with a Facebook post is one way to do it. But how do you do so? Well, here is exactly what you can do.
So, how do you announce your marriage on Facebook? You can share a post with your friends and family yourself using a heartfelt message of thanks, a poem, or just a funny quote. You could even ask someone else to share the post on your behalf – like your parents.
There are so many ways to announce your marriage on Facebook, but it’s all about sharing something that feels true to who you are as a couple.
So if you want a little inspiration before you press post on that marriage announcement, keep reading.
- 1 What Do You Say In A Marriage Announcement On Facebook?
- 2 Things Not To Say In A Marriage Announcement On Facebook
- 3 Things To Consider Before Announcing Marriage On Facebook
- 4 Are You Ready To Announce Your Marriage On Facebook?
What Do You Say In A Marriage Announcement On Facebook?
At a minimum, you’ll want to include the date of your marriage and a thank you to all of the guests that joined you on your special day. Beyond that, it’s all down to what you want to share and how you want to tell people you and your spouse have finally made that lifelong commitment to each other.
Facebook is all about the message and story you tell people.
Although you will probably want to share an image, such as one of your wedding photos, you will want to spend more time planning what you are going to say in your Facebook marriage announcement post.
Your announcement message doesn’t have to be essay-length, either.
Just a short and sweet caption, quote, or poem can sometimes feel more thoughtful.
Examples Of What You Can Say
Although your marriage announcement message should be personal to you and your new spouse, sometimes a little bit of inspiration is needed to get the creative juices flowing.
So, here are some fantastic examples of what you could say when you announce your marriage on Facebook.
1. Every journey we have embarked upon together so far was fun, but this one will be the most exciting!
2. When your happily ever comes true.
3. We have tied not only the knot but our hearts and souls.
4. You made me believe in love at first sight.
5. This is the next page of our love story.
6. I can’t, and won’t, imagine a future without you.
7. With this ring, I give you my love, loyalty, and constant support
8. Congratulations on being stuck with me forever
9. My favorite part of the wedding was realizing I didn’t have to plan it anymore
10. Why do married people live longer? I think it’s because married people make an extra special to live longer than their partner – it’s the only way to get the ultimate last word
11. I promise not to keep score, even if it’s really obvious that I’m winning
12. “Marriage is a risk; I think it’s a great and glorious risk, as long as you embark on the adventure in the same spirit” – Cate Blanchett
13. Happy is the man who finds a true friend, and far happier is he who finds that true friend in his wife” – Franz Schubert
14. “A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person” – Mignon McLaughlin
15. “To be fully seen by somebody, then, and be loved anyhow – this is a human offering that can border on miraculous” – Elizabeth Gilbert
16. “Marriage is a mosaic you build with your spouse. Millions of tiny moments that create your love story” – Jennifer Smith
This day I married my best friend
The one I laugh with as we share life’s wondrous zest,
As we find new enjoyments and experience all that’s best.
The one I live for because the world seems brighter
As our happy times are biter and our burdens feel much lighter.
The one I love with every fiber of my soul.
We used to feel vaguely incomplete, now together we are whole.Unknown
18. I cannot promise you a life of sunshine;
I cannot promise riches, wealth, or gold;
I cannot promise you an easy pathway
That leads away from change or growing old.
But I can promise all my heart’s devotion;
A smile to chase away your tears of sorrow;
A love that’s ever true and ever growing;
A hand to hold in yours through each tomorrow.Mark Twain
Things Not To Say In A Marriage Announcement On Facebook
Mentioning Certain People
There’s not much you shouldn’t include in your Facebook marriage announcement, but I always think avoiding including exes in your announcement or family members you may be estranged from is always a good idea.
If they are no longer in your life, including them in your announcement, even if it is to rub in your happiness, takes the magical shine off of your exciting announcement.
Wedding Day Drama
Another thing to avoid would be bringing up any drama that may have unfolded on your big day. With every good intention you have for your big day, some weddings just don’t go to plan.
Especially if you have a family member or a friend who decides to use your big day as a backdrop for their engagement or perhaps the mother of the groom tried to outshine the bride.
Whatever scandal may have rocked your big day, unless you have found the funny side to it, it’s best to keep this out of your announcement post altogether.
Things To Consider Before Announcing Marriage On Facebook
So, you’re all excited to tell your Facebook friends and family that you got married.
Before you do, there are a few things you’ll want to keep in mind as you plan what you’re going to say.
Are You Ready For Everyone To Know?
This one tends to go for couples that elope because if you had a formal wedding, it’s pretty likely that most of your important people already know you’ve got hitched.
If you decide to elope, you may want to just soak in being married a bit before you let everyone in on your secret.
Undoubtedly there’s always someone who will be a little upset that you got married without them, so you may want to wait until you’re ready to face anyone who may be a little offended.
Take your time with your announcement, and enjoy this short period before you let everyone know.
Expect A Lot Of Messages
Once you announce your marriage, you’re bound to receive a lot of congratulatory messages.
Prepare yourself to spend a little time replying to everyone’s well wishes, whether that be by message, letter, or in person.
Do You Need To Tell People Face To Face First?
Consider who may like to find out about your nuptials face-to-face.
Some close family members who aren’t aware you have gotten married may not appreciate finding out at the same time as your childhood neighbor, who you haven’t spoken to in 10 years.
Make sure you have told everyone who deserves a face-to-face announcement before you post anything on Facebook.
Avoid Clashing With Someone Else’s Good News
This one isn’t always avoidable but if you know that a friend or family member is announcing something special, try to leave a week or two between their announcement and yours.
Not only does it let them shine during their magical moment, but it also means you won’t have to share the spotlight with anyone else.
When you announce your marriage may be influenced by when your wedding photos are ready.
Especially if you want to share some snaps of your special day with your Facebook friends and family, this could take a few weeks after your wedding day, so be prepared to have a little bit of a delay with your announcement if you want to share your official wedding day photos.
Are You Ready To Announce Your Marriage On Facebook?
Getting married is an exciting time, and letting everyone know you’ve tied the knot with a Facebook post is becoming more common as social media plays a massive part in our lives.
It’s also the perfect time to share your expensive wedding photos with your friends and family.
Take the time to come up with a message that feels personal to you and your new spouse, and be prepared for an influx of goodwill messages from those important to you once you press send.
My other social media announcement guides you may be interested in:
- How To Announce Engagement On Facebook [Or Other Social Media]
- How To Announce Pregnancy On Facebook [Or Other Social Media]
- How To Announce Pregnancy On Social Media
Hey, I’m Allison – a recent bride, an expectant mother and the chief editor here at Everlasting Occasion. Here I document all the knowledge and experience I accumulated while researching and planning my dream wedding and ahead of our new baby. Here, I try to answer those many questions couples have when planning their dream wedding, while equally, helping expectant parents ahead of their new arrival!