Once the big day has come and gone, but before the wedding planning starts, there’s one last step in your proposal: announcing the engagement! This is something that many people overlook when planning their proposal, but it isn’t something you can do by half measures; a quick phone call or text is not going to cut it when it comes to announcing this huge event. Here are a few ideas for announcing your engagement in a unique, creative way:
A Ring Photo
Tried and true, the ring photo is one of the simplest and most effective engagement announcements out there. There are myriad ways to compose a ring photo: the ring on her finger, the two of you holding hands with the ring visible, the ring standing alone, or even the word “Love” with the ring as the O. This is a great opportunity to play off of a classic concept with some new design.
Bring in Reinforcements
With a little planning, you can get the rest of the family in on your announcement. If you have children, be sure to include them in the photo, since this decision is just as important for them as it is for you. One idea is to have everybody hold signs that spell out a message, such as “Daddy asked, and Mommy said yes!” It’s a great chance to show your unity as a family while spreading the good news.
A Striking Image
It doesn’t take cunning graphic design or an elaborately staged scene to make a great engagement announcement; sometimes all it takes is one great photo. If you have a photograph that really captures you as a couple, then perhaps it’s the best announcement you can have. A graphic designer can take the photo and add text in a tasteful manner, or you can distribute it along with a written version of your proposal story.
A great engagement announcement starts off with an amazing proposal story and an experienced proposal planner is a great asset. Contact the Heart Bandits; they’ll help you sort through your proposal ideas and help you plan the perfect proposal.Michele