ENGAGEMENT ANNOUNCEMENTS -
Now it's time to share the news with all your family and friends. Wedding Engagement announcements are different for every couple. You may choose one or many different ways to announce engagement news from an intimate gathering to sharing it with the community. The important thing is to pick the engagement announcements that best suit you and your future spouse. It's never too early to announce your engagement, so don't worry about having a wedding date set. Check out these different ways and tips to announce engagement messages:
PRINTED ENGAGEMENT ANNOUNCEMENTS ~
- Send out a beautiful printed engagement announcement to share the news. You have the option of making it just an announcement or an invitation to your engagement party.
- For proper engagement party etiquette, be sure that everyone invited will also receive a wedding invitation.
- Wording on engagement announcements be something meaningful to your couple. If you are having an engagement party, keep in mind the host when wording your invites.
- If you already have your wedding date picked, you can double the announcement as a Save the Date. Just be sure to send them no more than 6 months in advance.
- No date, no problem- if you want to avoid being asked "when's the big day?", reference a time of year instead (i.e. "a summer wedding is planned").
NEWSPAPER ENGAGEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT ~
- Another traditional way to announce engagement news is in your local newspaper.
- When sharing with the community, first call the newspaper and ask the specifications that they require like size, fees, and pictures.
- If you are submitting a picture check on things like color vs. black and white, and how best to get back your photo from the newspaper.
- Wording on a newspaper engagement announcement is similar to that on printed Engagement Announcements, but also should include your career and education credentials.
- Consider you privacy- a Newspaper engagement announcement will be open to the public, so skip publishing your wedding date or location.
IN PERSON ANNOUNCEMENT (SURPRISE EVERYONE!) ~
- If you're the kind of couple that can't wait to spread the news with loved ones, consider telling everyone in person. The holidays are a great time to surprise family and you will have the joy of seeing their faces when you tell them.
- Throw an engagement party- but don't tell anyone what it's really about! Plan an outdoor barbeque or intimate dinner party, and make your announcement once everyone has arrived.
- Making your announcement a surprise will also avoid the sometimes awkward question of gifts.
GO ELECTRONIC ~
- Opt for a more informal method and send an engagement announcement email. Tech-savvy couples may find this to be the most convenient engagement announcement
- First thing to consider before emailing- your guests. Will they be able to receive/view your email? You may need to give your grandparents a phone call instead.
- Setting up a wedding website is also a great way to start communicating with your guests. Once started, keep updating with all your latest information.
Don't be afraid to mix and match your methods. For example, your printed engagement announcements could include information like your wedding website, or you might hand out a Save the Date at your surprise party. Also, before making any announcement, consider a phone call to your immediate family and close friends- they will appreciate the personal notification.
SAMPLES OF ENGAGEMENT ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Announce the engagement of their daughter
Mr. Allen Jay Fannin
February the fourteenth
Two thousand ten