(Closed) Engaged bees- how did you want your friends to react?

posted 7 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
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Honey bee

Honestly, nothing… I was happy for them and called periodically asking about plans, colors etc…

They have done the same for me.  Its happiness, and interest, but no one is as excited as you (or maybe some family)

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

My best friend/MOH went out and had gotten me one of those fancy wedding planner books and had written sweet stuff all in it. Did I mention she’s awesome? The book prob only cost $15, but it was the cute sayings and whatnot that she wrote in the margins that made me tear up. 🙂

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

They have been great.  Offered to help with anything ( I did not take them up on it they are all very busy with kids). Really it was just knowing that they are genuinely happy for me.  Through this process I have realized how loved I am by my friends and family.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

All I wanted was to see my friends be genuinely happy and excited for me. Just getting lots of hugs made me feel really special!

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

I wanted my friends to react exactly how they did, happy for me!

I was “waiting” for a while and during that time, 2 of my best friends got engaged and married. It was not easy for me since I had been with FI years longer than either of them so when it was finally my time, they were ecstatic. None of my friends really went above and beyond, but I never expected them too. One of my friends (who married one of FI’s best friends) sent us an engagement card which was very nice. 

If you’re looking for something to get her, what about a subscription to a wedding magazine? There was actually a free promo floating around the boards not too long ago for like 6 free issues of Brides magazine. 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Do: Be excited and happy for them. That’s really all I needed from my friends when I told them I was engaged.

Don’t: Say, “Oh. Well. It’s about time.” like one of my BMs did.

No worries though, I’m not bitter. 😉

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

My friends and co-workers were all (ok except for one! haha) really excited for me, kept grabbing my hand, asking questions and were just generally really happy for us. His dad was the cutest tho, he spent probably a good 45 minutes trying to get a nice shot of the e-ring. He had a spotlight out and everything for it. We got a few engagement cards too. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I don’t have too many close friends, most people just said congrats. It was important that my immediate family was happy for me, and my brothers were and said something nice to me (totally not them), my mom was having a hard time accepting it. One friend took us out to dinner, I thought that was really sweet and another who lives out of state sent us a congrats card. 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

No one did this for me, but you could treat her to a manicure since everyone will be checking out her hand for the next little bit. You could even make an appointment for yourself as well for some “girl time.”

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

We got engaged on a trip abroad and most people found out through facebook. Two days after we got back we had plans to go to a football game with some friends and were getting together for some tailgating. When we arrived to tailgate in the morning, our friends popped a few bottles of champagne. I’m pretty sure we were the only tailgaters drinking mimosas! They said they would’ve planned something classier, but it wouldn’t have been as fun and would’ve required more planning. I loved the fact that they acknowledged it immediately, with champagne!  

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

It was kinda awkward cos me and FI had been together 2 years when he proposed, and one of my besties has been with her guy 6 years and was quite obviously upset. The worst one was my friends douche of a BF, who simply said “damn, they beat us” but in a non-jokey playful way, he was serious as they wanted to “win”… icing on the cake was when he demanded to see my ring, then told my friend “don’t worry I’ll get you something much bigger”.. again in a serious tone. I HATE THIS GUY!!!!!!

When I rang and told my mum FI had proposed, her reaction was “oh, that was nice of him”, as if he’d just bought me a dress of something. haha

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Well, I haven’t been engaged yet. But I told my friend for an engagement present I’d knit her a garter! We were a few states away, though. I’d probably have invited her over for a girl’s night if I’d been home 🙂

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