Express your best wishes to the couple even if you aren’t particularly pleased about the partner the man or woman has chosen. You could be wrong, and by holding your peace, you give yourself a chance to reserve your opinion gracefully. Write a congratulation letter for engagement to wish them.
If you send best wishes to one of an engaged couple, ask him or her to pass along your congratulations to the other person. Traditionally, you congratulate the man and extend best wishes to the woman on the occasion of an engagement or marriage.
|March 8, 2016
What great news about your engagement! Now I can tell you that Aunt Ethel and I have been recently hoping for some time that you and Bruce would take the step. You seemed to be so well suited to each other.
Bruce is a fine young man, Cecilia, and he’s lucky to be marrying such a bright, talented young woman as you. Best wishes to you both from a dating aunt and uncle. May you enjoy every happiness and success in your life together.
Uncle Bert and Aunt Ethel