(Closed) Announcing engagement – who calls whom? (with poll)

posted 3 years ago in Engagement
  • poll: How should we spread the engagement news?

    Tell every family member individually.

    Tell your immediate family, and your parents should tell their siblings.

    Tell your immediate family & favorite aunts/uncles/cousins, and parents should tell the rest.

    Tell the VIPs individually and post an engagement announcement on FB for the rest.

  • Post # 2
    1707 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    We called our parents and texted siblings and close friends. Everyone else found out from trickle of info or social media. 

    Post # 3
    1511 posts
    Bumble bee

    depends on the family.. I think in our family people have told parents, siblings and grandparents Rest just find out through the grapevine. but depends on your relationship with your family.

    Post # 4
    609 posts
    Busy bee

    I told an aunt I’m close with but idk if my other aunt and uncle or my cousins even know. I’m not close with them so it’d have been pretty bizarre for me to inform them. I told my daughter right away the same day. I was seeing my parents a couple days after so I told them in person, and I texted my sister, aunt, 2 BFFs, and one longtime friend. Fiance called his mom and texted his 3 siblings. Everyone else heard on fb. 

    Post # 5
    355 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: City, State

    We called parents and grandparents, and texted siblings (we would have called, but we were overseas). Everyone else was told either by them or Facebook.

    Post # 7
    2818 posts
    Sugar bee

    We called his parents, told most of my family in person because we were already planning to see them the next day, and texted or emailed the remaining siblings/close friends.  

    We just waited to post on social media until we’d told our close family members and friends since we wanted them to hear from us first. 

    Post # 8
    9384 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2016

    We both have tiny families so we told our parents, I group texted my aunt and uncle and cousins (DH has none) and then we posted the announcement on FB that same day.

    Post # 9
    609 posts
    Busy bee

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    rolypoly :  We got engaged Saturday and posted it Tuesday night 

    Post # 10
    10275 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2016

    We called my parents and brother and told my husband’s parents/siblings in person. We let them tell extended family or they found out about it through Facebook. 

    Post # 11
    195 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2018

    We called/texted our parents (weren’t in the same city at the time) and siblings. Once they knew we made a FB post a few hours later. I’m not close with anyone in my family & fiance has a huge family, so social media was the best way to get the news out. 

    Post # 12
    458 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    We did not post on Facebook. We called our parents, siblings, and close friends, and everyone else just found out eventually.

    Post # 13
    370 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2019

    We called my parents (his were there for the proposal!), our siblings, our grandparents, some of our aunts and uncles. Texted friends, cousins, some other family members. Got engaged in the morning, posted it on Facebook after we had contacted everyone, which was later that afternoon. Funnily, one of his friends from high school’s mothers dropped by the house for a completely unrelated purpose right after we got home from the proposal, so she found out (and told her daughter and her daughter told her friends) before we had a chance to tell pretty much anyone else. So VIPs and random coincidental neighbor found out pre-Facebook 🙂 

    Post # 14
    1590 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2018

    I saw my parents that night and we told them in person. His parents already knew the plan but we called them that night. My parents called my siblings. I texted my best friends. He texted his best friends. I never posted anything about it in particular on social media. Don’t have a Facebook. Word got around naturally.

    Post # 15
    816 posts
    Busy bee

    We told our parents, godparents and a few close friends first. Parents told siblings,aunts and uncles etc. We made a very simple post on social media once they had all been told.

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