A Simple System To Keep Records
If it is your style to be informal, and you don’t want an engagement party, then it is perfectly acceptable to ‘just tell people’.But what happens if you tell one friend, and you forget to tell another friend and they hear it from someone else.It could create hurt feelings—even if you meant to tell them.So you need to make your first list—called an Engagement Notification List.It will also make things easier for you later on in the wedding planning process because it will become the basis of your guest list.
So what will be on this list?It will be a list of everyone that you want to make sure to tell of your engagement.The SmartBride Checklist called The Engagement Notification List is where you will start.Print off as many copies as you need to make your lists.Both bride and groom should list everyone they can think of that they want to notify, and the notification list also gives you a place to indicate how you think they should be notified—through an engagement party, through a personal visit, through a phone call, or through a letter or email.Remember, if you have an engagement party, those who are invited must be invited to the wedding.
Making the list may seem unimportant, but it IS important to make sure you don’t forget anyone and create hard feelings. In addition, this list will become your starting point for your wedding guest list.
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