Haven't announced engagement?

posted 3 years ago in Family
Post # 3
425 posts
Helper bee


How did you manage to go so long without teling your parents about being engaged?!?! I can definitely see how it would be wonderful to tell them in person and celebrate right then, but schedules don’t always match up perfectly as they ought to. Personally, I would call both of them tomorrow and deliver the news but I’m not sure how important it is for you to tell them in person… In the end it’s your decision. Either way I’m sure they’ll be thrilled!

Post # 4
558 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015 - Alexander Homestead

@FutureMrsB123:  Yea I would probably call them both tomorrow (maybe that was today?) and share the news. I would be dying to tell anyway. So excited for your good news and Congratulations to you both!

Post # 6
687 posts
Busy bee

The same thing happened to my boyfriend. He couldn’t get his parents in the same room together in person, due to their work schedules and such. So we didn’t tell anyone from his family.

Finally, weeks later, we were with his brother and grandmother and we told them and he ended up telling his dad a few days later since the cat was out of the bag. And then his sister and some cousins were a little miffed that they had to find out through the grapevine. Oh well!

Post # 7
227 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

You better call them soon!! If you wait too long, then I think they would be disappointed that you didn’t tell them sooner.  I called myparents as soon as I got engaged but they already knew since my FI went to their house as soon as he bought the engagement ring to tell them the good news LOL.

Post # 8
29 posts
  • Wedding: September 2014

Yes, always tell them what’s going on immediately!

FI decided to pop the question at a family (my family) function.

Didn’t tell his parents until the next day.

His mom was FURIOUS that my family knew before she did – which isn’t the correct reaction to have when your only son tells you he proposed, but I digress.

Tell family as soon as possible! Don’t let them hear it second hand, or even worse -through Social Media!

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