- 6 years ago
- Wedding: March 2013
The future Mr. Tuck (as I like to call him) and I got engaged in October while we were actually on vacation for another friend’s destination wedding. We made sure to call our respective parents and other important friends and family prior to the official changing of any Facebook relationship statuses. A good portion of our own friends were actually on vacation with us, so it made breaking the news to everyone that much simplier. In fact, I believe I went with the passive approach of telling our friends. Those conversations went something like this:
Friends: So what did you two do today?
Me: Well, we drove to Chattanooga through massive amounts of traffic to go to Ruby Falls, an underground waterfall. We walked about half of a mile into this cave to see the waterfall (which was spectacular, by the way). Then Brian asked me to marry him. Then we got in the car to come back to Gatlinburg which took four hours by the way… traffic is horrible here! What’d you guys do today?
Friends: We..wait, did you say that you got engaged?!
So now that we are officially wedding planning I have decided that it is only appropriate for us to announce our engagement to the rest of the world. More specifically the city where we currently reside and the city that I moved from a year ago to join The Future Mr. Tuck.
I have looked at sample engagement announcements though and I really find much of it to be excess. I am a late bloomer and I do not have a spectacular career to brag about because I am finishing my bachelors degree up and working part time. The Future Mr. Tuck has a lovely career in law enforcement, but I know he does not like to share that with the world at large because he does not wish to be identified and stereotyped as “one of those”. He and his career are two separate entities.
So I typed something up… that essentially details who my parents are, who I am, who The Future Mr. Tuck is, and who his parents are. (The traditional essentials). Then I went another route. I mentioned where we currently live and that we are looking forward to sharing our celebration with friends & family on the date of our wedding at the specific venue.
Hopefully, it does the job.