A man is often wished congratulations on the event of his engagement or marriage. However, it was considered rude to “congratulate” a lady (for “catching” a husband?), so she was wished “felicitations” instead.
Call me a word-nerd but how fun is it that I got to put this to use just last week?! My dear friend, (and my wedding photographer too!) Amanda, got engaged last week and I could not be happier for her in this sweet time!
It was such a joy to share in her excitement and celebrate with her gent and her pretty new gem! Just look at that sparkler!
Congrats Tyler and Amanda!
*Definition for Felicitation gathered from http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/felicitation.