Friday, December 28, 2012
What to Include on Engagement Announcements
So he finally proposed to you after all of these months of your hinting around! Sure, he accidentally placed the ring on your right hand, but you quietly moved it over and then burst into tears with excitement. Now the time has come to send out those engagement announcements, engagement party invitations and save-the-date cards to family members and friends. But what should they include? Wording is the way in which you'll fully explain the details on engagement party invitations and save-the-date cards, so it's important to choose the right ones. From fun fonts to classy lettering, so many different messages can be conveyed.
With the wedding coming up in just a couple of years, or maybe even a few months, you're going to be sending out a lot of mailings. From announcements to save-the-dates and invitations for all sorts of events so it's a smart idea to couple as much information as possible onto these engagement announcements. Of course, you do not want the announcements or engagement party invitations to look overbearing, and Socially Yours will help to pick out a layout that is perfect for you!
Instead of only announcing the fact that the two of you plan to wed, you can use these mailings as engagement invitations as well. The date, time and location of the engagement party can be included on the card. In many cases, brides and grooms invite more people to the wedding than to the engagement party. If this is the case for the two of you, have two separate announcements made up. One will include announcement wording that pertains only to the fact that the two of you are now engaged, and the other one will let invited individuals know the details of your engagement party.
These engagement announcements also have the ability to double as save-the-dates. A save-the-date is a card that lets individuals know when the actual wedding is going to be. It might also include the location of the wedding as well as hotel information if a number of out of town guests will be attending. Coupling save-the-date cards with engagement party invitations on engagement announcements will save you money and stress.
When should these announcements be sent out ?
Well, you can ask the professionals at Socially Yours what they recommend. However, a general rule of thumb is to send engagement announcements out as soon as possible, engagement party invitations out about two months in advance and save-the-dates out up to one year in advance. All of this information might seem a bit overwhelming, so be sure to call Socially Yours for professional assistance today.