Engagement announcement party invitations are a wonderful way to let people know that you plan to get married. There are many different kinds and there are lots of of retailers that offer thousands of designs.
The Internet is an excellent place to begin the search for the perfect party invitations. Online retailers offer great advice on how they should look and how they can be personalized for the couple. Personalizing them can include different colors, different shapes and different textures of paper.
Many couples also choose to get an engagement photo done, and this photo can be placed on the front of an engagement card. The back of the card is generally left blank when ordering for the couple to fill in any details of the engagement. These cards can also be used simply as announcements or invitations. Using photos can be a great way to personalize the event.
Online retailers can also help choose the perfect wordings, sayings and verses. If the couple is planning on having a party and are sending invitations, the wordings should indicate so with something such as, “We've just gotten engaged! Help us celebrate by coming to our party!" Other couples may choose to not have a party and may only be sending out announcements. In this case, the sayings should only state the details. This could be something such as, “Ms. Lisa Robinson and Mr. Brian Sloan have just gotten engaged. They are planning for a June wedding. "
If you are having an engagement party, gifts are sure to be a part of it. Even if you only send announcements, people may still want to send gifts to congratulate you. For any gifts that are received, it's imperative that thank you notes be sent out shortly after the gift is received. If a party is being held, engagement thank you cards should be sent to everyone who helped come to celebrate. Cards can be purchased from the same online retailer and many will offer a discount when these cards are built in bulk.
Newspapers can also be great for running announcements. While these will only be an and not an invitation, they can be a great resource to make sure that no one gets missed. However, for close family and friends, and anyone that you particularly want in attendance at an engagement party, formal cards should be sent.
Placing an announcement in the newspaper sometimes has very strict guidelines and costs associated with it. Engagement party invitations that have a photo attached will probably cost more than one without. And any that has more than the standard will also cost more. For these reasons, it is usually appropriate (and cheaper) for couples to send out their own that have been purchased from an online retailer.
About the Authors: Sarah Porter and Patti Paz are authors of several articles including Inexpensive Engagement Announcement Party Invitations , Engagement Party Invitations Announcements , Party Invitations Engagement Announcements and more.