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Any tips on invitations for the engagement party?
Where can I get some nice ones in sydney, and do I invite all the same people to the wedding?
Firstly congratualtions on your engagement, what an exciting time for you both.
It would be polite to invite the same guests to both wedding and engagement and is the general "rule of thumb" however times are changing so we say do what your heart says.
We're not based in Sydney however we have some beautiful engagement and wedding invitations, we would love the oppotunity to have one of our Design Consultants give you a quick call for a free consultation over the phone. We ship interstate as well as international with quick turn around times and you'll have your own designer by your side the whole way.
Combined Engagement/Housewarming gift etiquette?
Hi All, We have recently become engaged after 11yrs together and also purchased our first home with plans to do a combined engagement/housewarming. Our new apartment is small and we have purchased all the things we could possibly desire and all we really want is peoples company and at most libations. That's it! We are not secretly hoping to get gifts or money, we just want to celebrate with friends and family. However, we have already been getting questions about what gifts we want so my thinking was that if people really want to give us a gift that I would gently suggest a pot plant as I desire to make my large balcony into a green oasis and currently have zero plants. If people still decide to buy us a traditional gift, that is of course lovely and but not expected. My question, is this a polite thing to do and how would one go about doing it? We have lots of family and friends with limited means and I want them to be exited to celebrate with us and not have to worry about gifts
Firstly congratulations and what a huge year for you both!
Gifts are a funny and sometimes touchy subject when it comes to engagements and weddings for some people even though they’re 99.9% going to be buying you one/a card with cash.
I always tell my clients to soften it with a poem and if you know your guest most will be happy they don’t have to spend hours thinking of a gift for you.
When it comes to “etiquette” we shouldn’t “ask” for anything or even mention gifts however times are changing therefore I always recommend positioning the request politely and worded well alongside of the invitation style you’ve chosen.
I recently had a client ask their guests for books instead of cards for their daughters Christening and another ask for vouchers or cash for their wedding. Your wedding! Your decision! Good luck!
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