Breaking The News Of Your Engagement To Family And Friends
You see it all the time in movies and television series, where the long-term relationship finally takes that step of utter commitment. Many people both men and women, think of how they would propose and how they would react to their partner getting down on one knee. And yet, the modern culture that we live in, always make a big deal of the question and the answer, but leaves you out in the cold when it comes to relaying this event. Those who are engaged are left wondering, how do they tell their close friends and family that their life is about to change? It might seem easy enough because you can just pick up the phone and call those you want to know. However this is slightly tacky after all your life is about to change forever, and a casual phone call hardly seems fitting. There are some things you should do to relay the information.
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Telling your wedding guests
The question that is perhaps more difficult than telling your parents and close friends even is how you do so to your wedding guests. First impressions do and always will matter. A wedding should be an event as well as a meeting in holy matrimony. If you want to be a little creative, then you can pick an invitation that veers from the traditional and plays with colours as well as themes. However, the most popular and for a good reason, are the white wedding invitations. Traditional and dashing, you can choose from the Wedding Bouquet, Blue Ever After and Intricate Rose wedding invitations to name but a few. This style is the most formal and is in line with the types of weddings that the aristocracy has. The designs that are laden with gold and silver stand out more, on a white background, so this makes the invitation look lavish.
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Telling your friends and family
Far from picking the phone, you should try to make this a special occasion when telling your loved ones. You could tell family separately, and your close friends individually in much the same fashion. For your family, it could be very personal by having a home cooked meal, perhaps in the late evening. Under the mood of a candle lit dinner, you and your finance could tell your parents of the happy news, and how you’re planning your big day. The biggest question for people who are planning on doing this is what would be the right time during the meal? Some might say after the meal is over, but as the night draws to a close, some of the romance is lifted. You should then, inform your parents of the news, just as dessert is being served. You have something to share after the hugging, kissing and congratulations are given. You may also have a little wine still left, which you can use for a toast. It feels natural and not forced at all.
The important thing to remember when informing your close friends and loved ones to take your time. Plan out how you’re going to tell them, and remain calm throughout the meeting. When telling your guests, don’t forget that first impressions count, and your wedding should look like an event that they don’t want to miss.