Engagement Party Invitations BasicsPlan to hold the engagement party a month or two following the engagement to allow the couple time to enjoy their new status as "engaged" and to take the first planning steps. Invitations should be mailed two or three weeks in advance of the party to allow guests to make any schedule changes or provide family arrangements. Include an RSVP or a contact number for guests to ask questions or get further details.
Guest List for an Engagement PartyThe first step in making a decision regarding your engagement party invitations is the guest list. The traditional list includes close members of the happy couple's circle of friends and family members. Potential guests who would need to travel are not normally included. If you are facing budget or time issues, keeping the guest list small and intimate will help you keep your costs down and your planning duties to a minimum.
Engagement Party Invitation WordingWhen you have created a guest list, the selection of your invitation is the next logical step. Below are some sample wording that can get you started. Be sure to include the name of the engaged couple, the time and location for the party. Include an RSVP number if you wish to allow to plan for the correct number of guests. Feel free to adjust the wording or change the tone to reflect the setting or formality of your party.
You are invited to join us for
An engagement party to honor
Jack and Jill
On September 20th, 2012
At 2:00 P.M.
In the home of Jane Smith
123 Oak Street
New York, New York
You are cordially invited to
Join us in a party
Announcing our engagement on
On Saturday, December first, 2010
At the home of
Jack and Jill Smith
123 Maple Street
Budget Engagement Party InvitationsWhile you can certainly have your invitations printed with a traditional brick and mortar store, you can also handle this task at home with your personal computer and printer. Choose the images you want, the wording style which appeals to your sense of style, and print everything in one simple step. Border art can reflect the personality of the couple, the festive nature of the party, or any other image you want to highlight. By taking over the printing duties yourself, you will save time and money by printing only the number of invitations you need with no wait or minimum order.
Papers for Engagement Party InvitationsWhen you choose to print your own invitations, the papers and ink colors you select come under your control. Heavy weight papers and card stock can be the perfect blank canvas for creating a beautiful invitation. One stop by the local craft store or scrap booking section will show you the broad range of colors, textures and embellishments at your disposal. By designing something truly unique for a special couple, your invitations can be both an expression of your love for them and a chance to let your personal creativity shine.
The limited traditional rules for engagement party invitations make their design an especially fun and creative process. Enlist the help of the bride and groom or a close family member if you are unsure about what type of party the happy couple would prefer. And then design an invitation which reflects the tone of the party and the special couple it honors.