Congratulations! Now that you are officially engaged, its time
to celebrate! Iím sure that you have lots of friends and fa≠mily that you are
dying to share the exciting news with, but there are certain rules of
engagement announcement etiquette. Wedding etiquette can sometimes be
very confusing, but donít worry; we will explain everything you need to know
about engagement announcements.
Here is the proper order in which you should announce your
engagement to your family and friends:
1. Your children. If either of you already have children
from a previous relationship, it is important that you tell them first. Your
marriage will affect your children more than anyone else, and it is important
that they feel included in the process.
2. Your parents. Make sure you tell both the brideís
parents and the groomís parents as soon as possible. They will probably be
upset if you tell your friends before you tell them. It is always best to do
your engagement announcement in person, but if your parents live far away, a phone
call will suffice.
3. Your grandparents, siblings, and other relatives. You
could throw a dinner party or barbeque and share your engagement announcement
with all of your family members at once. If this is not possible, it is always
ok to make a phone call to share the good news with your family members.
4. Your close friends. Now that you have made your
engagement announcement to all of your family members, it is ok to let all of
your friends know. It is perfectly acceptable to make a phone call or send an
email to let them know.
5. Engagement Announcement Wording: If you are planning
on mailing out engagement announcements, you can check out our article on engagement
announcement wording and also see
some of our engagement announcement samples.