Post # 1
Our son is recently engaged. There has not been an engagement party, yet, but the wedding plans are in full swing. Who usually places the ad in the newspaper? And who plans the engagement party?
It is a smallish wedding, so many of our friends and extended family are not invited. Engagement party before the wedding or separate reception afterwards?
Post # 3
From where I come from, the bride’s mother usually places the ad in the newspaper. I’ve only known brides and grooms that planned their own engagement parties, so I’m not sure of that exact etiquette. Have the engagement party before the wedding, in my opinion.
Post # 4
@FallMOG2013: I’m confused. do you mean you’ll have a party for those not invited? if so I’d say abnother reception after, because I believe ettiquette say those invited to an engagement party are invited to the wedding.
anyone can place the announcement in the paper. I planned on doing it, but my Future Mother-In-Law is going to.