The man has popped up the big question and the lady has accepted or vise versa and now excitement is killing you and you feel like shouting it all from the rooftop to let everyone know. But as with most things pertaining to marriage and engagements there is a proper way to doing making public of your intentions.
If they are not already informed and because a person maybe too anxious to tell, this is the right time to share the good news with your families, my suggestion to you as a couple is that you share the good news individually, in order to please everyone then do the telling in a sequence. If it’s convenient for you then inform the families when they’re together. The individual method works best if you’re unsure of the reaction of the parents and the latter is advisable and suitable if the parents already know each other.
Your wedding announcement is your first official act, and also provides a conducive environment to establish a cordial, working relationship with your to be parent in-laws. After announcing your intentions, inform them about your preference and ask for their input. Once you’ve informed your families its standard practice that the parents meet. According to tradition, the bride parents invite the prospective groom’s parents or take them out for a meal.
Once your immediate families are informed, you may them inform your extended family members and friends. This can be done in a number of ways. There’s the informal approach where you call people and inform them by phone, alternatively you can drop them an email. For a formal approach, then you can send out engagement information via mail and or organize a party to mark the event. Also after informing your immediate parents, you may choose to write and submit formal engagement announcement to the newspapers and other dailies.
Newspapers usually have a guideline that governs wedding announcements. This can be found by locating the wedding and engagement page, submission rules are often printed there. You can as well call the newspaper and inquire about this information, most will be happy to provide it.
Announcing your wedding and engagement via newspaper can serve several purposes, i.e. it’s an effective way to inform your community about your about your marriage, you can also decide to make several copies of the announcement and mail out to people interested in attending the wedding. Many people also choose to save the announcement as a memorabilia for posterity. Be careful that you supply accurate information to the press before publication of the announcement. Review the names and spellings for accuracy.
Many newspapers may not be able to tell you the exact date that the announcement will go public but they may provide you with an estimate. When the announcement finally hits the pages which could take several weeks, purchase several copies of the paper and send out a copy to each parent with a personalized note. Wedding planning not just about etiquette and rules, it’s about feelings too.