When to announce engagement if it happens while on vacation?

posted 3 years ago in Waiting
  • poll: When to announce engagement if it happens while on vacation?
    As soon as it happens : (19 votes)
    38 %
    When we get back : (31 votes)
    62 %
  • Post # 2
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    954 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    missnadia:  I would wait to tell people to get their reactions in person! Thats what I did. It was really special to be able to tell people face to face.

    Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    missnadia:  it depends on your family dynamics.

    If it were me, I would call my parents and siblings a few hours it happens, but would not tell anyone else until I got back.

    Post # 4
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    453 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    I know I spent a few hours with him alone and relished that moment. Then a few hours later, we called our parents and siblings to tell each before doing it publicly.  Totally depends on your family dynamic, but if you know they would be hurt if others found out before them, tell them personally or at least by phone..not text or social media.

    Post # 5
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    320 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2015

    I’m in a similar position.  I’m thinking I will tell my close family immediately (within the same day) via phone and an email for a photo, and will tell the rest of the world when I get back.  

    Post # 6
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    missnadia:  I would tell just a couple of people while were were out of town and then, when we returned, tell the rest. That’s what I did and it worked out great. Otherwise, I would have had to postpone the wedding to pay for the data roaming charges.

    Post # 7
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    whenever you and your FI want. There is no right or wrong time. Most people prefer to tell their immediate families first…

    Post # 8
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    Worker bee

    I would tell your family after it happens and then tell everyone else when you get back. 

    Post # 9
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    559 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    WAIT until you get back. Enjoy being newly-engaged with your FI without anyone else. When else will you get that opportunity? And then you can tell people and celebrate with them in person – way better than via social media or a phone.

    Post # 10
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    3268 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    missnadia:  I voted for “as soon as it happens” but I think it more depends on what your family would think if you waited. I waited a few days, because it happened for me right before a weekend getaway/going to someone’s wedding, and I wanted to enjoy just being engaged and having a big fat secret for a few days. But my parents were super curious and would have liked to know right away, I think!

    Post # 12
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    missnadia:  My DH proposed while we were on a weekend away, but we didn’t live in the same country as either of our families at the time. After he had done the deed and we had laughed, cried, talked for a few mins, he handed me his phone and told me to call my Mum. Like your SO he had asked permission from my parents and they were on tenterhooks waiting to hear! We then called his Mum straight after and posted on Facebook when we got back from our weekend. We couldn’t have told all our friends individually because of the distance.

    Post # 13
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    6073 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    missnadia:  Well I’d first want to call family personally (don’t live in their state so I”d have to call).  Then you can change your status on Facebook or whatever.

     

    Kind along your question, but we got MARRIED while on vacation.  It was a suprise to most except immediate family.  I think we were at a location that had WIFI while on vacation and we did change our Facebook statuses to married which was actually 3 days after the wedding.  That was it.  Photos were not shared until weeks later when we had pro pics.

    Post # 14
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I announced the day I got home (which, incidentally was about 24 hours after we got engaged). 

    Post # 15
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

     

    missnadia:  I know for sure I’d be calling my parents and siblings ASAP. I’d be too excited to wait.

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