Post # 1
I was looking around the internet today and found this article:
I didn’t call my mom til the next day on lunch break like the person who wrote the article there was a time difference and it would have been almost midnight there. I got some time sit and realize I was going to marry this man and that was huge.
What did you do?
Post # 3
I texted all my nearest and dearest, but they already knew! DH had ordered the ring and had it sent to my mom’s house, since we were living together. And all our friends were in on it.
Post # 4
I called my parents even though it was almost 1 am their time. FI told me they were waiting all day to hear from me. I didn’t tell anyone else until the next day.
Post # 5
I called my parents and my best friends after dinner (DH proposed early afternoon). No Facebook post. He proposed en route to his aunt and uncle’shouse (we were visiting his family out of state) so of course they knew right away 🙂
Post # 6
We told my parents & his parents right away, everyone else found out through personal text messages or facebook.
Post # 7
I told my dad that day because he is in the merchant marines and he was in the states with cell phone service otherwise I would have to wait another month or two to tell him. He made the phone call to me in the evening. Other than that we waited till the next day to call my family and we met up with his family that evening and told them over dinner. It was amazing to have the night to ourselves without distraction!
Post # 8
10 minutes later, aka how long it takes for him to get to my house. He proposed right before he was about to drive me home.
I didn’t put it on FB until the next day, after I’d gotten a chance to tell my parents.
Post # 9
My husband proposed to me at a fancy dinner. I waited until we were home to call people, so I called within an hour and a half?
Post # 10
I picked other
I texted my best friend a picture of the ring right away but didn’t tell anyone else for awhlie
Post # 11
My OH proposed while we were on holiday in Spain, in the early hours of the morning on our first night.
I called my parents (who already knew) the following morning, and texted my close friends the following day. I wanted them to know before anyone else did. I then changed my status on FaceBook the day after that, as there are a lot of people I don’t see/speak to regularly but who I wanted to know. OH did the same.
Post # 12
We made sure that close friends and family new first, I think it was a week before they all new, and then we announced it on facebook a week later 🙂
Post # 13
We had spent the whole day together celebrating. I just didn’t know it was for an engagement.
I called immediate family probably about 30 minutes after he proposed, which he did at home. I didn’t tell everyone that day. Some I waited to see in person, others I had to call and I waited on facebook probably for about a week so I could call some people.
I know some people where their families were involved with the proposal. It’s not what I would have wanted, but they were thrilled with the proposal.
Post # 14
We told our parents immediately, called/texted very close friends/family that night and the next morning, then posted to facebook that afternoon when we were convinced we told the important people ourselves.
Post # 15
Two weeks! We were travelling at the time and wanted to wait until we got home to tell our parents in person. I soo badly wanted to text all my friends but it was also quite exciting to have it be our secret for those two weeks! We kept giggling and whispering “my secret fiance”! 😀
Post # 16
Within half an hour, I was calling my parents/brother, and he called his parents/sister/grandparents. One of the dumbos on his side seriously asked, “Did you even get her a ring?”
Then FSIL had the audacity to tell me when she wanted the wedding to be, and was furious when we told her it wasn’t going to be then. To the extent that she left a public “woe is me” message on Facebook about it.
In retrospect, I wish we had just surprised everyone about the engagement with wedding invitations 10 or 12 weeks out. Would’ve been the way to announce it!