(Closed) How did you announce your engagement?

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
10714 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

We just posted it on facebook. You can wait until you get home if thats what you want to do =) it’s your big moment share it how you want to.



Post # 4
4755 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I told those who I cared about before facebook, the rest found out through facebook.

Post # 5
955 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014


I am not engaged to my SO yet so I don’t have first hand experience, however, I say enjoy your time with your Fiance and announce it when you return home. You don’t want to spend the remainder of your vaca on your phone/Facebook do you?? If it’s really bugging you, fill in a few close friends and extended family members on the great news. Everyone can wait! CONGRATS!

Post # 6
1133 posts
Bumble bee

If it was me…it would be facebook’ed ASAP! Hahaha that’s just me though. We don’t live in the same city as any of our friends or family (minus a few new friends we’ve made here) so I actually cannoooottttt wait to announce on FB 🙂 I would of course personally tell the VIP’s because I would feel insulted if I found out through fb and I was your best friend or something, lol. CONGRATS!!! AH!!! RING PICS NOWWWWW 😀 haha

Post # 7
2416 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We called our parents and I called my best friend. Then we made it “official”….we put it on Facebook!

Post # 8
2125 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I didn’t do the facebook thing…I just didn’t want it announced that way. We did word of mouth all the way so that no one would be offended if they had to hear about it on facebook. I changed my status to engaged about 3 weeks after the proposal, but deleted the “XXXX is now Engaged” posting, because I had gotten enough congradulations and attention at that point.

If I could go back, I think I might have had an engagement party, and announced it that way, but we weren’t in the position to do so at the time. 

Post # 9
2065 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Well he proposed when we were with a group of our friends on a vacation in Mexico, so we limited our phone calls to immediate family only so we wouldn’t waste money on international rates! Once we got home a few days later, we called our closer friends and then just changed our status on facebook…everyone else got the memo!

Post # 9
5075 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

we told his parents and my brother in person.  Asked his parents to give us a few hours before calling everyone lol.  Called close friends/relatives that night.  Then posted it on Facebook a few days later

Post # 10
2402 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

We told our close friends and family first, then I posted it on Facebook.

Post # 11
813 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

THe same thing happened to us! My Fiance proposed while we were on vacation. We were the first to arrived, and he proposed. About 1.5 hours later his parents and sister were arriving, and the next day my mom was arrivin (yaay for extended family vacations!) I called my parents and best friends, and once everyone really close to me knew we put it on facebook. I wanted to be able to tell people instead of having someone else write it on my wall



Post # 12
4193 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

We were engaged on a Friday night, and waited until the next day to tell anyone- we were planning on visiting my Mom that weekend, anyway, so we were able to tell her in person. I made a list of about 15 “VIPs” to call -other family, friends who would be in the wedding, and people who called me personally when they got engaged. Then on Monday we let Facebook tell everybody else.

Post # 13
247 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

we also, got engaged while out of the country on vacation. We decided that we would call our parents/ siblings. We waited for facebook status changes until we came back, and could do it together. It was cute watching him change his status to engaged. 🙂

Post # 14
3720 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I’m worries about this too. What our plan is to call my parents and ask them to give us a few hours before calling or doing anything Facebook related. Then he’s going to email his family and we’re going to email close friends. I fully expect that it’ll be all over Facebook, but or phones will be off. Then when we get back to the states I’m going to post it with the vacation photos.

Post # 15
2559 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Called family and best friends the day after – updated Facebook later :). We were across the country on a 7-day road trip and I couldn’t wait to tell everyone n person! (And apparently, our families already knew it was happening anyway haha)

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