Post # 1
So today received “what I though it was” Save-the-date, but instead it was just a postcard with 4 little pictures announcing engagement, no date and no website. I would like to congratulate them but have no info on contact info. Is this common? Never received a “Engagment Announcement” in the mail before.
Post # 3
@SamanthaLovesJames: Engagement announcements are certainly done, but seemingly just not often. 🙂 Stay tuned for the STD! 😀
Post # 4
@SamanthaLovesJames: not odd. they might not have a date set to send a STD, or it might be a few years off yet.
Post # 5
Etiquette Snob here…
Announcements no matter what type… are just a notice to give some one a “head’s up” as an act of courtesy…
There is NEVER a requirement to them… they are just a nicety
So that includes… things like.. Engagement Announcements – Save The Dates – Wedding Announcements – and lol, Baby Announcements
In this particular case you’ve been notified that the couple has gotten Engaged
They probably haven’t set a date… or even begun to plan a Wedding
Save-The-Date Cards are also a notice… and not a required element either.
So it is quite possible, that the next piece of Wedding Stationery you see from this couple could be their Wedding Invitation be that a month from now… or 3 years from now.
Hope this helps,
Post # 6
PS… Engagement Announcements do not require a reply… but it is a nice gesture, to reply with a Card filled with Best Wishes.
Post # 7
You got an engagement announcement. Nothing more. Maybe they haven’t even planned anything yet.
Maybe you won’t get save the dates — I didn’t do them, and they’re not a requirement.
Post # 8
In my experience, people like to send engagement announcements when they don’t plan to get married for a few years. So it’s a way to share their engagement, but they haven’t necessarily begun to plan a wedding yet.
Post # 9
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
@Crindy: That is what I would think to. Otherwise, they would have sent a save the date.