(Closed) How did you tell people you were enganged?

posted 8 years ago in Proposals
Post # 3
1079 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’m the same way. I found facebook less embaressing as an announcement for friends I don’t see daily. My coworkers figured it out when they saw my ring. I didn’t wave it around – just let them notice.

Post # 4
215 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

hmm. i called my bff and asked her out and showed her my e-ring in person.  Everyone else, I updated my FB status and let it be.. I didnt want to have a great hullabaloo about it.

Post # 5
1104 posts
Bumble bee

We kept it quiet at first, we were on holiday and decided to just keep it between us for a couple of days to enjoy it and get used to it. It was my b’day and my cousin and BFF rang that night to say happy birthday so I told them then, bc they are obviously people I wanted to know and both live interstate so wouldn’t blab. We saw my parents the day after we got back and I waited for them to see the ring but they didn’t so I just flashed it. Darling Husband wanted to wait until he saw his mother to tell her but that was a week away so I made him call her 🙂 Of course she came over that night with champagne! When I got to work the next day I just shoved my hand in people’s faces. I was so excited I just couldn’t hold back, luckily I am in the kind of workplace where people get excited for you so it was a really fun day. I sent an email to my best girlfriends just saying “check out my new bling” with a photo of the ring just after he proposed, and I called another couple of girlfriends who aren’t on email all day. Everyone else found out via word of mouth/facebook. I loved telling people, I was so excited about it.

Post # 6
229 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I was the same way! I felt so awkward telling everyone about it, but after the first couple of days, I got more used to it and realized that everyone is usually just excited to celebrate.

Post # 7
1816 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

I found that most people who see you on a regular basis (i.e. co-workers, classmates, etc.) see your ring and ask you about it before you have a chance to tell them.  Also, once you tell one of them, most of them find out from word of mouth.

Post # 8
1209 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I called my mom and best friend, everyone else I texted and facebooked.

Post # 9
149 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Most people that know us were expecting it… so I announced via facebook and word got around. I also just did this because, as others have mentioned, I felt like I was bragging or something whenever I brought it up. I still don’t bring it up to most people.

Post # 10
1280 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I think most people on my side were waiting in agony for it to happen so I felt like they deserved a call! The day after my now-FI proposed, I called everyone I knew that I felt was important to tell at least by phone, and then emailed or texted the next group, and then updated Facebook. Unfortunately some of my friends were blabbermouths and made comments on FB before I had a chance to make an official announcement! Oh well!

Post # 11
5388 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Actually, my FH proposed infront of my family and since my Daddy already knew what was happening he had it already typed into his phone. He sent the text while we were all kissing and hugging. lol

Later, I called my close friends and sent massive texts to everyone else.

Post # 12
239 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I did the same thing. We called our families and super close friends. Other than that, we just kept it quiet. We changed our facebook relationship statuses but didn’t make a big deal of it. I didn’t know how to tell some people, so they’d either notice my ring and ask or notice my use of “fiance” instead of boyfriend. 

Post # 13
5263 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

Well, we called family we wouldn’t be seeing for awhile (my parents.) I texted two of my best friends. We waited until the next day to tell his parents, sister, and Brother-In-Law because we knew we’d be seeing them. There were a few patients it was important for us to tell within that first weekend. 

Beyond that, I told my other friends the next time I saw them. I basically said, “so…” and held out my finger so they could see the ring. Extended family all found out from our parents. Except for a few cousins that noticed when we changed our statuses on Facebook (we didn’t change them until we had told all the “important” people.) Whoops!

Post # 14
343 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

HAH I read “engaged” as “enraged” — I was like, well I haven’t told them explicitly but they got the message!!! lol i guess wedding planning is getting to me this month??!!

I told the people closest to me that I was engaged by calling them individually, then changed my facebook status and brought it up to everyone else casually when catching up.  But everyone knew it was coming & there was no proposal so it wasn’t a huge deal! 🙂

Post # 15
2532 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We called our close friends and family and texted a few other friends who we knew we wouldnt be able to get a hold of by phone. Then that same night Fiance had us update our FB relationships statuses so a bunch of people found out that way! In terms of coworkers – I didnt actually have coworkers I saw on a daily basis at the time, but I told one of them I talked to frequently, she told our boss because she saw him the next day and then on our conference call he congratulated me. THat was kind of weird!

Post # 16
10 posts
  • Wedding: October 2013

I called my mom and sister, texted close friends, and then posted on facebook.  By the time I got to work the next day, pretty much all of my co-workers had seen the facebook announcement and knew lol, but I just couldn’t wait to show off my ring and tell them the story anyway!

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