- 6 years ago
- Wedding: October 2013
I’m so new at this – I love reading about weddings but some stuff I’ve never thought about or had any interest in until I actually got engaged (like how to tell people!). I am also awful at social situations. Like, completely and utterly clueless most of the time.
We’ve already told both our familys. FI and I want to break it to our friends in person, so we’re going to throw an engagement party for our friends. We want the announcement to be a surprise, so I’m unsure how to indicate the importance of this party without tipping people off… I am sending out paper invitations in the mail to pretty much everyone – will that be enough of a clue that it is important? Mailed event invitations is not a regular thing for our groups of friends.
My big question is.. one of my close co-worker friends and I no longer speak. I’m not planning to invite her (let’s call her Jill). Jill dated one of my other close friends (Steve) for a few months, and Jill and I we have another very close mutual friend (Mary) who I DO want to invite. If it was going to be a big party I wouldn’t worry about it, but it will probably be a relatively small party (15 people?). I’m not sure what to do, whether it will be awkward for Mary if Steve is there and visa versa, if I should tell them that the other person is coming..? Any suggestions on how to deal with this? Thanks in advance for your input!