After the initial excitement of your engagement settles, it’s time to share the news thoughtfully. Announcing your engagement requires careful consideration to ensure the right reactions from family, friends, and coworkers.
Here’s a guide on how to effectively share your joy with the world:
Celebrate with an Engagement Party
Often, an engagement party serves as a platform to announce the engagement to friends and extended family. You can make your announcement during a toast or include it on the invitation cards.
Remember that those invited to the engagement party may anticipate a wedding invitation as well, so select your guest list thoughtfully.
Opt for Personal Communication
In today’s age of rapid information dissemination, ensure that your loved ones learn about your engagement through personal means.
Visit those who are nearby and make phone calls to those at a distance. A phone call adds a personal touch to sharing your news. However, contacting every individual may not be necessary.
For those you usually interact with via email, a well-written message is appropriate. Consider your recipients’ preferences before choosing the communication method.
Prioritize Your Closest Ones
Don’t forget to first inform those nearest to your heart, such as parents, siblings, and grandparents. Following engagement etiquette, inform the bride’s parents first. Share the news separately with divorced parents, ideally, one after the other, to prevent hurt feelings.
If this is your second marriage and you have children from a previous marriage, they should be your initial audience. Afterward, communicate the news to your former spouse.
Sharing your engagement news involves careful consideration and a personal touch. By adhering to these guidelines, you can ensure that your loved ones hear the news in a respectful and joyful manner.