We finally announced our engagement in the papers. I had no intention of doing so but my father was all about it! Ok, fine…I secretly wanted it in print/online as well. There were jokes about writing the most ridiculous, fabricated announcement but I couldn’t do it! My dad wanted me to refer to him as a descendant of the Mayflower travelers. So, I googled the proper way to write an engagement announcement & kept it boring. Here it goes….
Mr. James Hayden & Ms. Christine Dukes of Holland, PA, announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Stephanie Hayden to Chad Minix, son of Mr. Robert Minix & Ms. Cheri Vitagliano of Middletown, DE. Stephanie is a graduate of Drexel University and is a Realtor at Keller Williams Realty Center City. Chad is a graduate of University of Delaware and is a Senior Accountant at ACTS Retirement Life Communities, Inc. The couple met in Dewey Beach, DE the summer of 2007. Their wedding is planned for May 14th, 2013 in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
Some publications offer a free announcement but others charge a small advertising fee. We published our engagement announcement in our local Delaware & Pennsylvania papers, as well as Philadelphia Magazine (free online submission). Philadelphia Magazine picks one couple a month to highlight in their magazine so I’m crossing fingers we are chosen!