Post # 1
So the ring mr. B had ordered is finally done- and he has it in his possession. He offered to show me on Friday when he got it, but I declined, saying that I wanted to see it at the “right moment.”
Fast forward to tonight- he’s dancing around the room with the box in his hand. It’s hilarious bc while I really dont want to ruin the surprise- it’s killing me to know what it looks like! ahh!!
Yay- it’s going to happen soon!! (even though he teases me I have to wait until July 4th). SO EXCITED THAT I DON’T THINK I CAN WAIT!!! ^_^
Question to other bees: Is it rude to notify close friends via email? While not optimal, word will definitely spread fast and wouldn’t it be better for everyone to find out all at once from me rather than each other? I dunno… just wondering. Thanks!
Post # 3
how exciting!! i’d send an email if it’s late (like now) and let them know that a phone call is a-coming!
Post # 4
I don’t think so… I txt most of my friends, only rung my 2 best friends. Would’ve taken up too much time to call everyone!
Post # 5
I texted everyone. I was too wrapped up in the moment to call anyone. Everyone called as soon as they got my text, but I just called them back later when I had floated back down to reality 🙂
Post # 6
eh, we’re just planning to change our facebook status and see how long it takes people to notice.
KIDDING! Nah, we’ll be calling people until late into the night I imagine. Start on the east coast and work our way West all the way to Asia. 🙂
Post # 7
We got engaged at about 1 in the morning, so no we didn’t call people right after it happened. I did text a few close friends, and they called me back right away. Everyone else found out via facebook and a mass text the next morning. My parents didn’t even find out until the next morning!
Post # 8
I put call close friends, but to be honest, when we got engaged, we called pretty everyone and the only people who picked up were our parents and 2 out of 4 siblings. THe other 2 siblings and NONE of our friends picked up! So they got emails, with a picture. Of course I tried calling again the next day. I think email is a good fall back.
Post # 9
First, we called our parents, then I sent out a mass text to my girls, and changed we changed our facebook status. LOL – -modern times!
Post # 10
We spent all night on the phone the day we got engaged and didn’t eat for 24 hours because we forgot to! Things are so crazy at that moment and you have to remember to call people in the right order, but there are only 2 of you and everyone wants to talk for like 30 minutes! It then took me weeks to get the word out to everyone. I would say emails/texts are okay for friends, as long as it’s not a mass email. Tell them you are very busy with all the excitement, but will call them once things calm down.
Post # 11
Man, i would have to tell SOMEONE it was coming. Most of my friends knew it was coming and would send me messages like, “has he done it yet? how about now? how about now” all week long
I notified all my best friends via text message with a photo attached….we were on the phone with family and they all knew it. plus i didn’t really wanna gush to 5 different friends for 15 minutes each….they’d see it soon enough =]
Post # 12
personally, i would call my closest friends. i often don’t talk to many of them on the phone, and everyone lives in so many different places anyway, it’s nice to have an excuse to catch up. i wouldn’t be too offended if someone emailed, but I recently found out (what I thought was) a very good friend of mine was getting married via Facebook, and i admit i was really disappointed and sad (she had told all of our other two close friends in person or on the phone!). but if i called and they didn’t call me back in a day or so, then I would email.
Post # 13
i like calling, i would rather find out from my friends by phone rather than email. i kind of did it slowly. we were camping with my family, so i just had to call my sister and his family, and i called one friend and had her spread the word to that group of friends. i waited until i got home to call everyone else, just because i wanted to be enjoying myself instead of sitting on the phone all day and night. my mom put it on facebook before i got to some of them though.
Post # 14
- Wedding: January 2010 - Trinity Presbyterian Church/Harrison Opera House
I called people that I really wanted to tell. It took us about 2 weeks to tell everyone that we wanted and then we put it on facebook and such for people we had lost touch with or acquaintances. For me it was so fun to tell the story and catch up with people on the phone or in person.
Post # 15
I’m planning on notifying a few of my very close friends by phone, the rest will get an email… If you have a large circle of close friends, it will just take too long to call everyone. Although once you’ve sent an email, it might not hurt to give them a call a few days later after you’ve settled down. Personally, I am looking forward to gushing about my engagement to all my friends and family who have been asking me “has he proposed yet?!?!” 😀
Post # 16
I will probably call/text everyone. I will call family first and then friends (if it is not too late). I may text friends, but calling my close family like my aunts is a must.