How to announce engagement while pregnant?

posted 3 years ago in Babies
Post # 2
1185 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

How far along are you?


I found out i was pregnant exactly one month after getting engaged. But i waited to annouce the pregnancy to people other then ommediately family until after i was 12 weeks.


Does your family know you guys habe been talking engagement? His family must if they have the ring?

Post # 3
2455 posts
Buzzing bee

Livingstons:  How about announcing it at the same time? “He popped the question! We’re going to be a family sooner than you think!”

(You could post a picture of your ring on the pee stick…jk don’t do that!)

Post # 6
2006 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - TTC #2

Livingstons:  Congraulations on your baby and pending proposal!!! Sadly I think most people will probably assume it was an obligatory proposal no matter what you say..

But the timing really depends on how far along you’ll be by Easter. Remember you don’t actually need a ring to get engaged anyway 🙂 Or you coud get a stand in ring and announce the engagement now and the pregnacy after the normal 3 months wait?

Post # 8
3514 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Livingstons:  Sounds like me just a bit different! FI proposed on a Tuesday and that Friday we found out we were 5 weeks pregnant! Both of our family knew for months he was gonna propose but to the public it seemed like we got engaged cause I was pregnant but SCREW them! lol I didn’t annouce my pregnant to everyone until I was 12 weeks. Honestly I would announce how ever it flows. Both are super exciting news and you’re gonna be flooded with love I’m sure.

Do prepare for your wedding plans to totally be put on the back burner I think some people forget that our wedding 6 months after the baby is born lol

Post # 10
83 posts
Worker bee

Congrats!! Who are you planning to tell and when are you planning to get married? I’m in the same boat (currently 12 weeks and getting married at 22 weeks in an intimate brunch wedding). I don’t plan on telling anyone who is not invited to the wedding until AFTER by doing a surprise we got married announcement with a wedding photo! Then I will just send out invites for a baby shower when it’s time. My close friends and family already know and will be at the wedding so I don’t think there is a need for a bigger announcement with immediate family and not as close friends, when quiet frankly, people are just nosey!!

Post # 11
83 posts
Worker bee

*extended family *quite frankly haha – the mix of pregnancy brain and fast typing!

Post # 12
1689 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I know this is easier said when not experienced… but really who cares what people think . You are happy and know that it wasn’t out of necessity so that’s all that matters right? When your relationship lasts people will know it’s for real anyway. In my experience.. those that get engaged out of necessity don’t usually make it too long without realizing that they were rushing into things for the wrong reasons. 

Post # 13
9137 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

Livingstons:  Personally I would want to avoid stress wherever possible so even if you don’t have ring already would tell family you’re engaged ASAP and reveal the pregnancy at Easter.  Everyone is going to think whatever they’re going to think.  At least you have been dating for 4 years so it’s not like you got knocked up on some random hookup.  Let him still pop the question in a special way later when the ring is in.

Post # 14
11668 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

If people are going to think you’re engaged because you’re pregnant they will think that regardless Since they will put the timeline together. Don’t worry about it and just announce whenever you’d like!

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