Breaking the news about the DW
Posted 23 July 2010 - 07:59 AM
I'm interested in knowing how you ladies told or plan on telling your family and friends that you and your FI are going to have a destination wedding. Was it in a special way or on a special occasion? Or do you plan on sending them the surprise STDS and invites? Feel free to post any details of your plans that you feel comfortable telling. If you already notified your family and friends, then what were their reactions?
My FI and I plan on telling our family and friends at our engagement party. We won't really tell them outright from the getgo though. It'll be kind of like a game. The engagment cake is going to be modeled after an open luggage with clothes sticking out, with a luggage tag and a world map/globe. The favors will be mini closed luggage. We won't say anything at first and we'll be waiting until people start asking questions about them, and then finally we'll break the news that our wedding will be abroad. And our clue as to where the destination wedding will be lies within the luggage favors. They'll be stuffed with candy of the Italian flag (green, white, and red) and they'll have to guess where we'll be going. I think a lot of people will think Mexico at first, but I'm sure some will guess it right.
This is actually something we're turning into a party game. You know how bridal and baby showers have prize winning games? Well, the first one to guess our wedding destination wins.
Of course, a few select people close to us already know beforehand because I know they would want to know before everyone else and they're a part of the bridal party. But, they've sworn to secrecy until after the party.
Just wanted to add, our engagement party will involve no gift-giving to us like showers would, we're just throwing it out of celebration.
If anyone wants to see an example of the cake we're ordering(but a little smaller and with some personal modifications), here is the link:
Vintage Luggage & Map Cake Pink Cake Box Wedding Cakes & more
Hopefully, the cake comes out just the way we want it to.
I'd love to hear all your stories and plans =]
Posted 23 July 2010 - 08:24 AM
Your idea for a party sounds really fun!
Posted 23 July 2010 - 08:44 AM
The party idea is really cute tho!
Posted 23 July 2010 - 09:01 AM
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Posted 23 July 2010 - 09:55 AM
Our families always knew we'd be having a DW, so wasn't too much of a surprise!
Plus we only wanted to invite a select few, so would feel a bit bad announcing it in such a big way and getting all involved and then only inviting a few!!
Posted 23 July 2010 - 10:10 AM
Posted 23 July 2010 - 10:29 AM
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