Weddings require lots of stationery: Save-the-date cards, invitation suites, programs, escort cards and more! Are engagement announcements included in that list? Our wedding etiquette experts are here to answer your stationery questions in our daily post.
Do I need to send out engagement announcements?
Skip it. Back in the day, they gave people a chance to contest the marriage (a front-end "speak now or forever hold your peace" moment). Now, they've been all but replaced by the save-the-date. In fact, says event designer Marcy Blum, "Unless you're a global political figure, announcements are seen as a bid for presents." Avoid!