(Closed) Courthouse wedding – should we send engagement announcements?

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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2320 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Someone can correct me here but I’m pretty sure that etiquette indicates that you shouldn’t be sending wedding related correspondence to people that aren’t invited to the ceremony/reception.

My first thought is that you should only be sending out wedding annoucements.

Post # 4
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2697 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I would send out wedding announcements after the ceremony. It feels way too formal to send out engagement announcements for a courthouse wedding and comes off as a little money hungry to me. We didn’t send out engagement announcements and we’re having a whole shebang wedding.

Post # 5
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14495 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@Mrs.Mittens:  I agree.

Send out wedding announcements right after the wedding.  If you send them out before people will be expecting (and rightfully so) an invitation to a wedding and you will be answering an unending amount of questions.

Post # 6
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7403 posts
Busy Beekeeper

No you only need send out a wedding annoucement after the wedding. I agree an engagement annoucement without a follow up invitation does come off as gift grab.

Post # 7
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1278 posts
Bumble bee

I am agreeing with the PPs, no matter how it is worded now they will be excepting an invite to the wedding, and you should send out an announcement AFTER the wedding.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee

@jmcgee443: Engagement announcement? No, I don’t think a formal one is needed. However, you all could take a few pics in front of the tree, with fiance and a few with the ring and make a Christmas card. This will be a fun cute way to let the family know you are engaged.I would send a cute wedding announcement after the wedding also. 

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