Engagement Announcement Etiquette
~It's Time To Tell The World~
Engagement announcement etiquette gives a happy newly engaged
couple the guidance they need to tell the right people at the right
time the best news of their lives.
So who do you
tell first? Good engagement announcement
etiquette will have you tell the bride's parents first. If the groom
followed good tradition and spoke to her father beforehand, then they
will have the heads up. However, a visit or a phone call to gush over
the details with her mom is always good manners. Next you should call
or visit the groom's parents. They will be just as excited to hear the
The only time that the parents are not told first is if either
the bride or groom have children
from a previous marriage. They should be the first to know from their
parent. It is best if that parent tells them alone, as they will be
able to handle the emotions, good or bad, that follow from their child.
It is necessary to understand that this may be a difficult thing for
the child to accept, so reassure them with your love and commitment to
Next come the grandparents. They
will love that you used good engagement announcement etiquette and
brought the good news to them. It will be a special time for them to
share their story and their advice. Listen
to them, as they are seasoned veterans.
and other close family members will be so excited to hear the news
next. Phone calls and texts are all good in this situation.
friends, who have been waiting patiently for him to pop
the question are next on the list. Again, phone calls and texts are
appropriate ways to spread the news here. You had better be prepared to
spend the next few days on the phone repeating all of the details for
After all of your closest family and friends have been told,
engagement announcement etiquette also has you spreading the news on a grander
scale. There are are few ways that this can be done.
An Engagement Party
This is one of the best ways to share the news. There is nothing like
telling your good friends and family that you are engaged than when you
are all together. You will get the joy of seeing their faces and also
being able to talk to them all. It is also a great time for your
engagement ring etiquette and show it off to everyone. Make sure that
you do this at a party
of your own accord. It is bad engagement manners to share this news at
someone else's party.
A Wedding Website
These are becoming more popular and acceptable. You have so many
options available as you share your news. Many websites offer you the
ability to create and personalize your own page. It is also a great way
to keep everyone up to date on the wedding plans that will be
forthcoming. Once you have your site up and running, blast
out an email with the web address. Unfortunately not everyone has a
computer, so sending an announcement card to them is good engagement
Publish The Announcement In The Local Paper
Some papers have guidelines that you will need to follow, so call them
first. They will let you know the deadline, when to publish and what
information you can share. It is acceptable wedding etiquette to avoid
stating the date. It is okay for you to state that the upcoming wedding
will be in the fall or spring, for example. Usually the information
that they need is your names, your parent's names, a picture, your
hometowns and your careers.
Mailing Formal Cards
The great thing about these cards is that they can double as a
save-the-date card. Be sure that those you send the card to
will also be those that you invite, it is just good engagement
announcement etiquette. You can purchase preprinted cards or make your
own. It is up to you and your level of creativity.
Once the announcement is made, the planning begins. Best wishes on a fulfilling and