Congratulations on your engagement! Now it is time to share your excitement with the rest of the world. If you are wondering how to get your news to the masses, here are a few options.
Face to Face
Parents and close friends will want to hear the great news directly from you. If you live close by, or can travel a short distance, your news is worthy of a special visit. Before post anything online, this concise list of folks will want to hear first. You may confront hurt feelings if they find out your news along with the rest of the world.
Throw and Engagement Party
We can’t think of a better reason to pop the champagne, and your friends and family will feel the same. Time to celebrate! Gather everyone together for an intimate party and allow yourself the opportunity to let your loved ones lavish you with joy. You can let the announcement be a surprise at your party, or just host a soiree to rejoice.
Many engagement announcements are now shared online. Get creative with your new fiancé and take some photos to express a post-worthy message. Use props and backdrops for enhancement and have fun with it. No need to be serious here! Here are a few Pinterest worthy examples:
Maybe you can’t share your good news with everyone face to face, but you may still want an individualized touch. If so, video messages are a great option. You can say exactly what you want with as much dramatic effect as you like. Here you can make a special shout out to those closest to you or even add that extra personal message that you wouldn’t be able to include on a handwritten or printed announcement.
It may take a little extra time, but printing an engagement announcement to mail is not just a thing of the past. People will love to hang on to your card as a special keepsake. Some brides choose to tie in their engagement announcements and Save-the-Date cards. Both options will let your loved ones know a wedding is happening soon.
Grandmothers everywhere will be please to know that newspapers still publish engagement announcements. This is a traditional way to get the word out to your community, including those not included in your mailing list. Old teachers, neighbors, and family friends of long ago of will be able to hear of your future nuptials.
Getting the word out is one of the first and most exciting things you will get to do when planning for your wedding. Get creative and enjoy the extra attention!