My boyfriend and I have been together for over 2 years now. When we decide to get engaged (in the next few months), we are planning on a church engagement, because of different circumstances involving families and vocational discernment. We have planned that it should follow the private form, because if a Mass were to follow it might confuse our non-Catholic family (Of our family, his father is the only semi-Catholic and is incredibly marginal at that). Our favorite deacon has said that when that day comes he would be honored to witness it. Following the custom of the Church, we would announce the wedding date then as well.
My question is: I have heard of people doing the engagement followed by the Mass, but not the one as it is in the Catholic Household Blessings & Prayers. Has anyone here done the private one?
[Edit: correcting my spelling]