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Online Engagement Announcements

Geek Tip: Announce Your Engagement Online

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!


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gatorgrl gatorgrl 9 years
Scrapblog is also a great tool for sharing an engagement. It is similar to Smilebox but without all the downloads. Here is a beautiful Engagement Scrapblog:
Masqueraded_Angel Masqueraded_Angel 9 years
I used evite for mine, and also for my wedding invitations, since it ended up being last minute. Now I know that everyone says, "Oh my goodness, that's so tacky to send out wedding invites online!" But hey, for a few family members and such, why would I go spend $300 on invitations that would get tossed anyway?
AliCherri1 AliCherri1 9 years
aistea311 - I LOVE YOUR PICTURE! I laugh about that see from Horton almost everyday!
aistea311 aistea311 9 years
haha. I just changed my relationship status on facebook to engaged because it is april fools :) I can not wait for the texts to come in.
davie-k davie-k 9 years
Blog it! Msn users have Myspace.... then there are loads of free blog spaces you can use to blog about your engagement and wedding plans... etc...
ladypenguin ladypenguin 9 years
Bonus for being a "green" idea as well! :-)
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