Post # 1
Fiance and I have a lot of friends and family overseas so I will be posting a cute picture on instagram for those who are not physically close to us right now. As much as I am a sucker for those adorably cheesy “does this ring make me look engaged” mugs or the typical ring pic with him in the background, I still don’t wanna go all cutesy-vomit inducing-overly cheesy on my friends. Or should I take this once in a lifetime opportunity to be abnoxious? Lol. I’m curious to hear how everyone else did it. I would love to see pictures!
Post # 2
About two weeks after he proposed I posted a picture of us hugging just after the proposal to social media saying “Went to Canada with a boyfriend, came back with a fiancé!”
It wasn’t over the top but perfectly explained what happened.
Post # 3
we called (and texted in some cases) some family and close friends and told them the news.
then we changed our FB status.
Post # 4
Fiance had caught the proposal on video and took a screen shot from it. I posted the photo to facebook at the time I updated our relatoinship status. While mailing out announcements is sweet it seemed like an uncessary cost as we really covered all ground through announcing online.
I should also add that I did text and call immediate family at the same time.
Post # 5
I posted a pic that family took during the proposal of DH on one knee and me going in for a hug and just said that we were engaged, and thanked everyone who made it special. (DH had planned a party after)
Post # 6
I did a classic ring pic and a pic of us. Also included this one, which I thought was pretty adorable.
Post # 7
We called close family first, a few days after the proposal. Then we each posted admittedly cheesy posts to social media with a few pics from our trip – we had one really good far away shot of the golden gate bridge in a sea of fog with us hugging in the foreground. A stranger took that unbeknownst to us, then she came down and took a few shots of us hugging, etc.
We almost never get cheesy on social media, but we figured we get to be as cheesy as we want about getting engaged! But no ring pics for us – that’s not where we wanted the focus to be.
Post # 8
My husband had one of our friends taking pictures of the actual proposal (without my knowledge) so it was pretty cool to have a picture of that moment. We texted the picture to our parents and siblings later that night. Neither of us are on social media much (hubby has FB but is rarely on it) but he changed his status later that night as well. Our friends all knew as he planned a little celebration party after he proposed, and I was told it was a birthday party for one of our friends in order to throw me off.
Post # 9
We called/texted our family and friends right after it happened.
The next day we went to BottleRock Music Festival in Napa, so we snapped a pic of the two of us at the entrance with my hand on his shoulder so the ring was visible but not the main focus of the photo. Posted it to instagram and Facebook with the caption “celebrating at bottlerock” and added our wedding hashtag.
A few hours later we changed our status on FB.
Post # 10
We legit were like we’re engaged. But if I could do it over again I think I might just upload a picture of the ring itself and leave it at that.
With close family we told them in person but on people we weren’t nearby or close we just posted it on facebook.
Post # 11
We were on a holiday in Mexico with my family when he proposed so first we called/texted close family and friends. When we got back from Mexico we posted this to announce it with the caption ‘We’re gettin hitched’. The hotel had done up the room all cheesily romantic and youd be hard pressed to get a photo of us where we’re not pulling a weird face/pose, so it seemed fitting.
Post # 12
Called important people. Then placed it on facebook with with a picture of the ring saying “an important question was asked today”
Post # 13
Um, yeah, I got outed on FB by Fiance immediately after. I didn’t even get the chance to reach my parents by phone and tell them. I was trying to reach the rest of my siblings when I finally get a hold of my sister, who told me, “FI just posted on FB new status”. SMH LOL! Thankfully, parentals don’t use FB.
Post # 14
I posted a collage of our weekend staycation on IG with a ring pic that I thought was pretty inconspicuous but of course that was the first thing everyone noticed so I had lots of explaining to do
Post # 15
I love the idea of incorporating fur babies and I’m a big dog lover 🙂 We are going to incorporate our fur baby on our STD and wedding website. He’s actually the reason why I met my Fiance 🙂