(Closed) Dancing around the room with a ring box!

posted 11 years ago in Waiting
  • poll: Is an email to close friends telling them you got engaged acceptable?

    No!! You should definitely call of your close friends directly

    Email is fine- wouldn't you want them to know asap & all at once?

    Doesn't matter


  • Post # 3
    10216 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2010

    how exciting!! i’d send an email if it’s late (like now) and let them know that a phone call is a-coming!

    Post # 4
    248 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    I don’t think so… I txt most of my friends, only rung my 2 best friends. Would’ve taken up too much time to call everyone!

    Post # 5
    11 posts
    • Wedding: January 2010

    I texted everyone.  I was too wrapped up in the moment to call anyone.  Everyone called as soon as they got my text, but I just called them back later when I had floated back down to reality 🙂

    Post # 6
    7975 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    eh, we’re just planning to change our facebook status and see how long it takes people to notice.


    KIDDING! Nah, we’ll be calling people until late into the night I imagine. Start on the east coast and work our way West all the way to Asia. 🙂

    Post # 7
    1022 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    We got engaged at about 1 in the morning, so no we didn’t call people right after it happened.  I did text a few close friends, and they called me back right away.  Everyone else found out via facebook and a mass text the next morning.  My parents didn’t even find out until the next morning!

    Post # 8
    303 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    I put call close friends, but to be honest, when we got engaged, we called pretty everyone and the only people who picked up were our parents and 2 out of 4 siblings. THe other 2 siblings and NONE of our friends picked up! So they got emails, with a picture. Of course I tried calling again the next day. I think email is a good fall back.

    Post # 9
    5920 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    First, we called our parents, then I sent out a mass text to my girls, and changed we changed our facebook status.  LOL – -modern times!

    Post # 10
    6659 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2010

    We spent all night on the phone the day we got engaged and didn’t eat for 24 hours because we forgot to! Things are so crazy at that moment and you have to remember to call people in the right order, but there are only 2 of you and everyone wants to talk for like 30 minutes! It then took me weeks to get the word out to everyone. I would say emails/texts are okay for friends, as long as it’s not a mass email. Tell them you are very busy with all the excitement, but will call them once things calm down.

    Post # 11
    14181 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    Man, i would have to tell SOMEONE it was coming. Most of my friends knew it was coming and would send me messages like, “has he done it yet? how about now? how about now” all week long

    I notified all my best friends via text message with a photo attached….we were on the phone with family and they all knew it. plus i didn’t really wanna gush to 5 different friends for 15 minutes each….they’d see it soon enough =]

    Post # 12
    1279 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    personally, i would call my closest friends. i often don’t talk to many of them on the phone, and everyone lives in so many different places anyway, it’s nice to have an excuse to catch up. i wouldn’t be too offended if someone emailed, but I recently found out (what I thought was) a very good friend of mine was getting married via Facebook, and i admit i was really disappointed and sad (she had told all of our other two close friends in person or on the phone!). but if i called and they didn’t call me back in a day or so, then I would email.

    Post # 13
    6571 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    i like calling, i would rather find out from my friends by phone rather than email. i kind of did it slowly. we were camping with my family, so i just had to call my sister and his family, and i called one friend and had her spread the word to that group of friends. i waited until i got home to call everyone else, just because i wanted to be enjoying myself instead of sitting on the phone all day and night. my mom put it on facebook before i got to some of them though.

    Post # 14
    363 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2010 - Trinity Presbyterian Church/Harrison Opera House

    I called people that I really wanted to tell.  It took us about 2 weeks to tell everyone that we wanted and then we put it on facebook and such for people we had lost touch with or acquaintances.  For me it was so fun to tell the story and catch up with people on the phone or in person.

    Post # 15
    191 posts
    Blushing bee

    I’m planning on notifying a few of my very close friends by phone, the rest will get an email… If you have a large circle of close friends, it will just take too long to call everyone.  Although once you’ve sent an email, it might not hurt to give them a call a few days later after you’ve settled down. Personally, I am looking forward to gushing about my engagement to all my friends and family who have been asking me “has he proposed yet?!?!” 😀

    Post # 16
    5385 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I will probably call/text everyone. I will call family first and then friends (if it is not too late). I may text friends, but calling my close family like my aunts is a must.

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