Free Engagement Announcement Cards

Kate Miller-Wilson
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Engagement announcements don't have to come with a hefty price tag. In fact, you can print these free announcements at home and mail them out to friends and family to share your happy news.

Four Free Engagement Announcements to Print

These printable engagement announcements cover a range of situations, so one is bound to be perfect for you. You can choose from several pretty designs. If you need help downloading the printable announcements, check out these helpful tips.

Engagement Announcement from Bride's Parents

This formal announcement is designed to come from the bride's parents. Traditionally, this used to be the proper way to make an announcement, but there are no rules couples must follow.

Here's how to use this card:

  1. Click on the image of the engagement announcement.
  2. Download the PDF file to your computer.
  3. Insert the appropriate names and information into the fields.
  4. Print the number of cards you'd like.
  5. Mail them out to special people.

Engagement Announcement from Both Parents

There's no reason the bride's parents get to have all the announcing fun. This free announcement card comes from both the bride's and the groom's parents. It's perfect for sending out to friends and family on both sides.

Here's how to use it:

  1. Click on the image and download the PDF file.
  2. Replace the names as appropriate to reflect your family.
  3. Print the cards.
  4. Mail out the cards to important people in your life.

Engagement Announcement from Divorced or Separated Parents

Single, divorced, and separated parents can also announce the engagement of their children using this free announcement. You can customize it to fit your situation.

Here's how to make it work for you:

  1. Click on the image of the announcement to download the PDF file.
  2. Replace the names and titles in the PDF file to customize for your family.
  3. Print the desired number of cards.
  4. Mail out the announcements to friends and family.

Engagement Announcement from One Parent

In some cases, you may need an engagement announcement that comes from one parent. This pretty design will be perfect.

Here's how to use it:

  1. Click on the image and download the file.
  2. Customize the announcement with your family's information.
  3. Print the desired number of cards.
  4. Mail them out.

Tips for Using Printable Announcements

Using printable announcements is easy, but there are a few tips that can help you get personalized, professional results. Keep these ideas in mind.

Consider Your Mailing List

The couple should give some thought to who will receive the engagement announcement when selecting a style. For example, Great-Aunt Susan may be offended by a humorous announcement that would be enjoyed by all of the couple's friends. In this case, a more formal announcement might be the best choice.

It's also important to remember that you should only send announcements to people you plan to invite to your wedding. Otherwise, you risk hurt feelings.

Choose an Announcement You Both Like

The couple's personal tastes are always important when selecting an engagement announcement. Both the bride and the groom should agree on the announcement selection.

Select the Right Paper

The paper you choose for your printable announcement can make a big difference in the feel of the card. In many cases, cardstock can give your announcement a professional texture and appearance. You can find cardstock at any print shop, office supply store, or craft store.

Use a Print Shop if You Don't Have a Printer

One of the reasons that free printable engagement announcements are so convenient is that couples can print them out from home computers. If a couple does not have access to a quality color printer, print shops can offer a good, low-cost alternative.

Include a Photo

It's always fun to include your engagement photo along with the announcement. You can print a snapshot or have a professional photo taken, and slip it into the envelope with your card. This gives friends and family a glimpse at your happiness.

Keep It Simple

Although a wedding includes lots of engagement parties, showers, and other celebrations, there's no need to mention these events in your engagement announcement. Many couples have not yet set a date for the festivities, and those who receive the announcement understand that you're still in the early planning stages.

Make the Most of Your Budget

It's easy to announce your engagement without spending a fortune in expensive cards and custom printing. When you print your own engagement cards at home, you can choose a design you love and make the most of your wedding budget.

Free Engagement Announcement Cards