Post # 1
Maybe I am being high maintenance here but we haven’t gotten any congrats cards or anything. My parents or sister haven’t volunteered to throw us an engagement party. I know that no one is as excited about our engagement as we are, but is this odd? Maybe I’m put of line, who knows.
Post # 3
We didn’t have an engagement party. My mom had mentioned throwing one at one point, but never did. We only received a few congratulatory cards in the mail.
Post # 4
I don’t send engagment cards and I’ve never been to an engagement party (none of my married friends have had them).
I think you may need to let this one go.
Post # 5
Okay, maybe this is normal then.
Post # 6
We didn’t have an engagement party, but we did receive cards from both sets of parents, and even some gifts from close friends.
Post # 7
We got one card in the mail from a coworker. No party. I’m cool with it lol
Post # 8
Okay thanks. I wasn’t sure. I’ll move on. Thanks!
Post # 9
I send them now, but that’s only b/c I received like 10 or 12 when we got engaged (I really didn’t know they existed/people did that before!). However, they were all either from my friends/fam or our co-workers, DH’s side did not send any. I think it’s a location thing and what’s the norm for that location and your group of friends. Same thing with engagement party; my girlfriends threw a low-key, very sweet, gathering.
Do you normally send them to people you know who got engaged?
Post # 10
@aggiemae: Depending on the nature of my relationship with the couple in question….friendly/professional acquaintances recieve a card, ansillary friends and family receive a card with some gift card to a restaurant, very good friends will be treated to a bottle of champagne and toasting flutes, my closest friends and family will receive the card, the gift card, the champagne, the flutes and either a night out to dinner on us, or a small, initmate engagement party…their choice, of course…
Post # 11
The only people we got them from were aged 75+.
Post # 12
We got a few in the mail after we got engaged, which like a PP said I didn’t even know engagement cards even exisited (lol). No party, since we don’t socialize a lot where we live and my family/friends are all in another state. We’re totally cool with it, lol.
Post # 13
We didn’t have an engagement party and I was okay with that. Trust me, there will be plenty of celebrating as the big day gets closer! A couple of friends sent me engagement cards, and I try to send them when friends get engaged, but I’d say they’re definitely not standard.
In other words — no need to be upset! 🙂 Just enjoy this time!
Post # 14
@aggiemae: When did you get engaged? To answer your question, I do send cards (I love cards!) but most people don’t.
Post # 15
I don’t think it’s as popular to send cards any more unfortunately. We only got 3 in the mail! But one bouquet of flowers delivered which I thought was such a nice touch, and I’ll remember it forever 🙂
Post # 16
I think we got one card, if that. No party or celebration, beside our own “mini” celebration I insisted on