Post # 1
Both my fiance and myself want to announce our engagement to the world like most happily engaged couples. First a lttle background. We are both in our thirties, this is my second wedding. I have two children and we have both just left our professions and will be returning to school. When I went to fill out the engagement announcement form I felt uncomfortable with some of the requested information. For instance we both feel a little silly saying that my parents are announcing our engagement as well as listing our previous schooling (seems ages ago that we attended high school and college). Can we say that ‘we’ ,using our full names, are pleased to announce our own egagement? Its funny I am a decent writer and this one tiny little blog about myself and my fiance has me stumped. Any suggestions would be appreciated 🙂
Post # 3
I am also in my 30’s (we will both be 39 when we say our I do’s in October) this is encore for both of us-for our local paper, they insisted that they only listed it with the parents announcing-it was “policy”. In the paper where FI lives, they listed it as we wrote it.
Quite a thrill seeing it in the paper I must say!
Post # 4
We’re both in our 30’s as well….and even though we are both first timers we still wrote it so that “we” announced it. We also didn’t list high school, and only listed our graduate degrees and teh name of the universities. We didn’t list graduation years even though the girl at my hometown paper insisted we HAD to.
Did I mention the “girl at my hometown paper” I taught baton lessons to as a middle schooler while I was a senior in high school? 😉 And yes, it was kinda fun to see it in the paper 🙂
Post # 5
Don’t know if this is the right place to put this… but it kinda fits…. My FI and I are both from tightknit towns; he from a farming community, me from a town where everyone knew my parents. The problem I have with doing an engagement announcement is that we are having a very small wedding (have to keep it to 150 b/c thats all that will fit in the chapel). Do we have to do an engagement announcement, I’m afraid that if I do then everyone & their brother will expect an invite. Can I just get away with doing a wedding announcement after the wedding? Thanks!
Post # 6
@prairyway – Yes, you definitely can announce it yourself. I have worked at two of those same kind of small town papers! Even though they have a form with those questions, you can write your own little announcement, and most papers will print it as you write it. I would write it up as you would like it announced and then bring it up when you turn it in to the paper so they don’t change it to the traditional format.
@oneflute – I had that same concern! To try heading off millions of guests at the past, I specified that we were planning a small September wedding without specifying a date, but I think it is totally acceptable to skip the engagement announcement.