When to do a newspaper announcement for long engagement?

posted 2 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I think that you should do it now while the special is running! I got engaged this past May and will not be married until May 2016 and my parents put in an engagement announcement shortly after I got engaged. I do not know when the annoucement SHOULD be made but in my opionion it is not too early. The wording for your anouncement also sounds good! 🙂

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

coachhw:  I think it could be put in whenever. We did ours 2 weeks before our wedding, which I thought would be enough time. I usually see people do it for the week off, or anytime really before the wedding. If there is a special to save you money… go for it! Ours was $30 plus some other fees for copies of the paper/section.

Wording is good! I don’t know if you want to put a general location of where the wedding is planned to be at. But, if you’re just in the planning phases… maybe not necessy.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

coachhw:  I’d say do it now – you’re announcing your engagement, not your wedding, and you are officially engaged.  May as well announce that 🙂

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

An old-fashioned long engagement has two parts: a private period where the engagement is known only to the couple and their parents, during which the couple naturally do not have any expectations that their engagement will be recognized in society; and a public pre-wedding period where the couple have the expectation that they will be treated publicly as a couple. You may know, that a married or engaged couple is always invited to social events together, unless the event is a ladies-only or gentlemen-only event. If a couple wants to enjoy that entitlement, then they are obliged to announce somehow, to the hostesses in their social circle, that they are, in fact, a couple. However the ladies who are closest to you: your mother and other close relatives, and your best friends, should hear the news directly from you and not first read about it in a newspaper.

So: place the engagement announcement in your newspaper (or, the modern equivalent, change your facebook status and tweet the news) as soon as you want your engagement to be publicly recognized, but after you have written notes (or phoned, texted or emailed) to the people closest to you.

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