Congrats — you're engaged! If he finally popped the question and you want everyone to share in your newly-engaged bliss, you'll want to send out some engagement announcements. But with all the moola you'll be spending on the dress, the invites, the cake, and especially the honeymoon, why not save some cash – and some trees – by announcing your engagement online? You can find some really cool ways to spread the news on the cheap in ways you may not expect.
Sites like Smilebox offer free pages to post your story, add your fave songs, pics, and slideshows that you can customize to fit your style. Then all you have to do is email your loved ones the website. Or, printable versions allow you to send via snail mail to those who don't have email, or just aren't as tech savvy as you.
I have a few more suggestions for you, so
- If you're a Mac user, your .Mac account can be a great place to whip up an awesome announcement page that includes not only slideshows, but also upload podcasts about your upcoming nuptials, calendar events, videos of your time together, plus your well wishers can email and leave comments right on the page. Accounts start at $99 for a year.
- If you're throwing an engagement party, evite is a good oldie, solid standby to get your invites out for free. With hundreds of styles, and custom templates, you'll get what you want every time. Plus, you can keep track of how many peeps to expect, which takes one more job off your hands!