(Closed) Engagement Announcement – so. dang. confusing.

posted 4 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
8176 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

Just write it as you would.  Follow the format of other announcements.  But when it is time to say your parents, just don’t put that part.

If you want to write something up, I would be happy to edit it for you.

Post # 4
922 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Do you have any grandparents or siblings you could mention?

Post # 5
904 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I’ve never heard of couples putting their work or education in an announcement but I googled it and it seems fairly standard… Perhaps it’s an American thing lol I personally don’t think work or education is relevant or necessary for such an announcement (personal opinion! Please don’t hurt me!) 




i would do something like:


jane doe and John smith are pleased to announce their engagement. John is the son of Linda and Joe Smith, and jack Hall. A July 2014 wedding is planned.


or you could play it off like his parents are announcing it:


Linda Hall (Jack Hall) and Joe Smith are pleased to announce the engagement of their son John Smith to Jane Doe. A July 2014 Wedding is being planned.


short sweet and no overly personal details.


Post # 7
1171 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@KRasco928:  Did you mean “notable” when you said “notorious”? Notorious usually means something very well known for being bad, like, “he is a notorious womanizer”, or, “pharmaceutical companies are notoriously self-interested”. 

It’s similar to “infamous”, so probably not something you’d include on an announcement. 

Unless you maybe do work for a famously evil man/company? And you’re proud of it? It’s okay, Team Evil pays better.

Post # 8
922 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I am starting to think something like “Your name and his name are proud to announce their engagement” then list who else you want and maybe a small detail of the wedding like season or location.

Post # 9
92 posts
Worker bee

@KRasco928:  Maybe something like this?

KRasco and FI928 are happy to announce their engagement. KRasco is employed with The Notorious Company and comes from Texastown. FI928 is a graduate of ABC U, is employed with Boring Company and is the son of FImum, FIstep and FIdad. A September wedding is planned in AwesomeTown.

“With their parents” implies who’s hosting, socially not monetarily.

I wouldn’t write the announcement as though his parents are the ones announcing it, particularly because you want some info about you left out. If it looks like they wrote it and left off your parents they might look rude. You guys are hosting, so I would write it as such for your announcement, and for your invitations if you felt like it you could write “together with their families”.



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