(Closed) How did you share the news about your engagement?

posted 9 years ago in Proposals
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2000

We told immediate family and then I tried to hold out …but ended up posting a very obvious clue on my Facebook. Something like 

…..figured out what ♥ 200 flowers + 75 balloons + 50 nightlights + 3diamonds in a ring and †THE ONE =equals= on Valentine’s Day! ♥

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

I called family and friends but avoided putting it on Facebook for at least a month. We wanted to make sure the "important" people didn’t find out that way!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010 - The Pierre Hotel

I called my parents and sister (who then called my aunts and uncles), had a "reverse surprise" gathering for my closest girl friends, and then…I admit I used Facebook for the mass reveal. 

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I screamed it from the roof!!

Just kidding, but I felt like it. We called all our family & friends that night 🙂 Neither of us use Facebook (due to his career) so that wasn’t an issue! lol I’m told we’re the only people on Earth without Facebook…

Post # 7
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Blushing bee

Oh, we totally facebooked it. I wasn’t big on the idea (facebook is still so… weird to me), but he wanted to, so of course I was happy to oblige. Definitely spent a few hours on the phone calling family and friends, though.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

🙂  Great question!

I telephoned my mom and one of my friends.  I texted my brother, mom and emailed my dad (who wasin Asia) the picture of my hand with the ring with a simple subject – "LOOK!".

My Fiance took a picture of me holding a coffee cup while we were at celebration dinner (a couple of hours after the proposal); I sent the pic to my closest girl friends with a subject "notice anything?"  Everyone texted back within minutes!

Then I sent a nice, detailed, personal (or as personal as it can get) emails to all the closer friends and family.  I really wanted my closer family and friends to know before finding out on FB or through random cyber space gossip.

A few days later, and only then, I posted it with no shame all over the cyber space – FB, blogging, etc.

By The Way, I’m one of those friends you might have that has real difficulty picking up the phone…don’t know why, but I just really dislike(?) or don’t usually even think about picking up the phone…

Post # 9
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Busy bee

I gave it a few days, then just casually mentioned it to my family members when they called me. We’d been talking about it for awhile, so no one was uber suprised.

When each family member called me, I just slipped it into conversation. "Oh, we’ve just been working and doing house projects. And yesterday, Fiance gave me a ring. Yes, that kind of ring."

My friends actually were really mad at me for not calling immediately. But my family didn’t really seem to mind.

As far as FB goes, I just changed my status to "engaged", and subsequently fielded a bazillion emails from acquaintances.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

HAHA great post!  I didnt have to tell anyone.  Seriously.  My Fiance told EVERYONE that he was going to ask me.  My entire family (aunts/uncles/EVERYONE) my coworkers that he knows, my friends, his coworkers.  Everyone was waiting for me to call that day and he didnt ask until 7:30pm!  They all said that every time the phone rang they had to contain screaming into it for fear that he hadnt asked me yet (thank goodness they did bc I talked to most of them that day!) 

 The one person he didnt tell, because he knew it would be speacial for me to tell her, is my best friend in the entire world.  We’ve been friends since kindergarten and we’re now 26.  She knew he had bought a ring but didnt know the when.  I texted her and said "I have a quick question for you, call me when you have a sec…"  Thinking it wasnt importnt she called back and I said "You wanna be my maid of honor next fall?"  It was amazing.

The Facebook notification went out the next evening after we were sure all the VIPs knew.  He was too cute

Post # 11
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

We called our families, texted our friends (with a picture of course!) and put it on facebook later that evening. Everyone totally knew it was coming because it turns out they were betting on when he’d do it…the restaurant? after graduation? the park? the sculpture park? etc.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I tried to call my closest friends to tell them, but turns out they already knew.  Didn’t I feel like a dork when we pulled up to his house and all my friends were there, drinks in hand! I tried to avoid the facebook thing, but I had to upload photos to share with my brother in France, so I guess that gave it away…

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

We were engaged about a week before telling people – it was on vacation.  But we didn’t blurt it out right away – told people in shifts.  Parents, then long distance friends.  But friends in the same area code? They were told as I saw them.  It was actually kind of nerve wracking! 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I happily called my immediate/extended family, best friends and roommates (and in that order) the same night we were engaged and into the next day, because I wanted to tell them all the good news first and personally.

And then my Fiance and I timed it where we announced it at the same time on facebook. Profile pic change, engagement photo album and everything. Am I a huge nerd for really looking forward to making it "official" on fb? haha. We got such an enormous outpouring of love from all our friends it made that time even more special.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Everyone but me knew about us getting engaged, so all of my friends and most of our family members were just waiting for the official word!  We started off by calling just about everyone in our phone books, then I sent a text to the people who don’t have facebook (extended family) and then we both updated our facebook statuses.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I told my mom the day after (my dad was out of town, in Japan, where his cellphone doesn’t work), but everyone important knew within the month. I then sent out engagement announcements to all my extended family/friends. =)

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