Should I send STDs and formal invitations for an engagement party?

posted 3 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
103 posts
Blushing bee

Formal invitations? Yes.

STDs? No.


Post # 4
2831 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

i think an invitation is enough. a save the date for a party is a little overkill.

Post # 5
6525 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@letigre:  no, just send an invitation

Post # 6
2878 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Invitations, yes.  STDs? No.

Post # 7
2699 posts
Sugar bee

You can let people know ahead of time but save the dates? Overdoing it. Invitations are fine though 

Post # 8
724 posts
Busy bee

No save-the-date for an engagement party. Go nuts on the invites instead.

Post # 9
10219 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Etiquette Snob here… lol

STDs have in many ways taken the place of an Engagement Announcement in the Social Pages of a Newspaper…

I LOVE the idea that your Parents are going to host an Engagement Party for you… that is awesome.

I’d send out the Invites to that event… and then when your Wedding is about a year out you have a choice… send out an STD or do the good old fashioned Newspaper “Engagement Announcement” (aka Impending Wedding Announcement)

The choice is yours.

Hope this helps,


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