Engagement Announcement Wording

Writing engagement announcement wording can be a challenge when you’re caught up in the excitement of the moment. Model your text after some tried and true wedding engagement announcement wording examples like the ones below. Remember that wording for engagement announcements should reflect your own personal style.

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Here are some of our favorite engagement announcement ideas to help you pen the perfect paragraph:

Formal Engagement Announcement Wording

Traditionally, an engagement is announced by a third party like the bride’s parents. What you write can be included as engagement announcement card wording or printed in a newspaper. It also usually incorporates some personal details about the bride and groom’s education and/or professional life. Here are a few formal engagement announcement examples: 

  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert Smith of New Haven are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Lila Smith, to Thomas Olson.
  • Mrs. Tracy Evans announces the engagement of her daughter, Mary, to Jonathon Williams. Ms. Evans is also the daughter of Mr. Donald Hays of Boston.
  • Diana Sandler, an elementary school teacher at Moses Y. Beach, is to be married to William Holbrook, a firefighter in Boston, Massachusetts. Ms. Sandler and Mr. Holbrook met while attending college at Northeastern University. A wedding is planned for October.
Casual Engagement Announcement & Wording for Close Friends & Family

If you’re sending free eCards to announce your engagement to your close family and friends, write informal engagement announcement wording that reflects your personality and excitement. 

  • BIG NEWS! We’re Engaged!! Last night, over a beautiful dinner at the Chez Henri restaurant in Chicago, Matt asked Kate to marry him, and she said yes! We are so excited to share this news with you and can’t wait to celebrate with you in person.
  • We’re tying the knot! We are very excited to announce that we’re engaged, and wanted you to be the first to know! Love, Matt & Nate
  • She said Yes! On Tuesday evening, in the exact spot where we met two years ago, I asked Laura to marry me, and I'm thrilled that she accepted. We're so excited to share our happy news with our friends and loved ones and look forward to seeing you soon!  All our love, Carl & Laura
Once you’ve written your engagement announcement, be sure to ask someone else (your husband- or bride-to-be, perhaps!) to check it for spelling and grammar. When you're ready, send your announcements via email or text.

When the announcements are delivered, it's time to get started planning the wedding events!

Remember that if you’re planning a party to celebrate your big news, Punchbowl also offers engagement party invitations, which will allow you to manage RSVPs from your guests, plus much more.

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Finding and booking the wedding venue is probably the most important part of the planning. PRO TIP: Use a local guide to find venues near you. In the case of the Smith family - from New Haven in the example above - you may consult a guide like the Connecticut Entertainer to help you discover venues that you may not have considered. Once you've locked in the date, you can send Save the Date Cards to your guests.

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