An email conversation between my (formerly engaged) friend Jen and I.
Just in case Nick or Ray read this, I promise Jen and I almost never talk about things like engagement cards. Or rings. Or bridesmaids dresses. Or flowers. Mostly we talk about... shoes. And um, clothes. Totally.
Jen: Oh by the way, did you know that “we” got engagement cards after we got engaged? Because I never saw them!!!!
Me: Omg. What are engagement cards??? Are they like, cards you send out to friends and family to let them know you got engaged?! Because that is awesome. I love how it subtly says, "so send me a present, beeyotch!"
Jen: Haha no. They were “congratulations on your engagement” cards. I never saw them! I never knew they existed! And he sends me a text the other day “I just found our engagement cards” wtf????
Me: Hahahaha... oh I like the other kind sooooo much better but hey that's still good! Although I think it's slightly insane that you didn't even know you'd gotten any!
Jen: I like your idea. I’m going to file that away and use that in the future! J hehe
Me: Seriously how perfect is that! It's like those cards you send out when you've changed your address. Like on the front it'd say "Just an FYI..." and then on the inside "WE'RE ENGAGED!!!" and in smallish letters under that would be your address. You know, just in case they need it. TO SEND A GIFT.
And then you'd officially be up to THREE gifts per friend/family member... engagement, shower, wedding. WIN.
Jen: Hey you don't have to convince me, I wanted to have an engagement party right after we got engaged and then have another one down the road hoping that people forgot about the first one!
Me: This is so why we're friends. And I'm totally throwing you an engagement party when you get engaged.
Jen: Can it be black tie?