A chronological check list for planning your wedding!
Announce your engagement! Congratulations on saying, “Yes!” Now if only shouting from the rooftops was a legitimate option for sharing the good news. Instead, follow these etiquette-approved ways for telling family and friends you and your sweetie are soon to become Mr. and Mrs.
FACE-TO-FACE: Even if you veer from tradition, you should tell your parents first and in person if at all possible. Not only is this the most respectful route, but it’s also more fun to see the full reactions.
ON THE PHONE: The next most personal and immediate way to tell the rest of your family and friends is by telephone, but of course it may not be practical to call everyone. To determine whose numbers to dial, ask yourself if the individual in question would be hurt if not contacted.
SNAIL MAIL + EMAIL: Announcing your engagement is also a great opportunity to share a link to your wedding website, where everyone can stay in the loop on the planning. It also allows you to share the engagement story and small details with your family and friends!
SOCIAL MEDIA: Posting your engagement to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram should still be the final move, reserved for informing casual acquaintances. And before you hit “share,” double-check that you have notified everyone who deserves a more formal approach.
ENGAGEMENT PARTY: If you prefer to tell friends and family all at once, an engagement party is a great way to go. Many times, a couple’s parents or close friends will host the event where the couple announces the special news.