It’s funny how friends tend to get married in clusters. While Matt and I were engaged, for example, we went to four weddings in the span of four months. It was fun to be able to compare wedding planning notes with our good friends during the process.
Camella was the first in the group to get married. She called to let us know she and Kevin were tying the knot. Then she sent out a more formal (but still very casual) engagement announcement. It featured a photo of the happy couple in a gorilla costume and a French maid’s outfit—with an accordion. The postcard read: “We don’t yet know where or when, but we know to whom.”
Although we loved their announcement and kept it posted on our fridge for several months, Matt and I decided to take a more budget- and eco-friendly route. We simply called our family and closest friends and e-mailed everyone else. We did attach a cute picture of ourselves dressed up for Halloween (me as a picnic and Matt in a child’s dinosaur costume), but we decided not to turn the engagement process into a big deal. With the Save-the-Dates and formal invitations on the horizon, we figured we would conserve our energy for bigger projects to come.
Different couples need to figure out what works best for them. I would love to hear from 2000dollarwedding kindred spirits about how you handled the wedding engagement announcement situation. Please chime in!