How did you tell your parents you got engaged??

posted 2 years ago in Engagement
Post # 2
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Bumble bee

Pic and a text 😀

 

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

Just bring it up the next time you see them? Is there really another option besides calling them after it happens? We did one of each (told my parents in person and called his). I don’t think you really need to put any more thought into this besides, “guess what? we’re engaged!” I’m sure they will be very happy for you!

 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

We gave our parents a phone call together the night after we were engaged.

He was originally thinking about waiting until we were all together for thanksgiving for a big reveal, (his parents came to my parents place for thanksgiving) but that would have required keeping it a secret for almost ten days! I was just like, “are you crazy???? No, I’m not keeping it a secret from my mother that long!” We took a day to enjoy having it private between the two of us, and then we shared the news with family and friends. 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee

I have the same issue with my friends, it’s been like a decade of living together so “we’re engaged” just feels so dumb to say. Then what, they say “cool”? …….I’m just not into this. Maybe you could make a facebook post only for your family members showing the ring, then in a day or so make the post public to all friends.

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper

Please do not inform immediate family by way of a text or social media! Unless you are estranged, as far as I’m concerned there’s nothing more insulting. If you see them all the time, just ask if you can stop by and say “We have exciting news. We’re engaged!”  Done. 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2017 - The Lodge at Little Seneca Creek

We don’t live near our families. We FaceTimed my family a few hours afterward. (I texted them right away to say that we had exciting news and asked when we could FaceTime to share.) My Fiance had told my parents beforehand, so they were expecting it. I’m also not one to be all giddy around my family, but I think this occasion called for it!

Post # 8
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Helper bee

We sent a picture then called! Maybe send a “funny” picture/ captain in a group text?

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Call them and say “we’re engaged.” This is a non issue.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

tell them in person. it’s doesnt have to be a big fuss, just go over together, say ‘we’re engaged!!’, hold up the ring, done.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

Then make it a joke! Show up wearing one of those “Feyonce” shirts or something like that.

Post # 12
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Helper bee

I have a similar relationship with my friends and family. We are all very close but find lovey dovey stuff a little corny. After my Darling Husband proposed, I sent a pic of the ring along with “Hey guys, I got my nails done.” To which they all replied with their rude well wishes lol. It was very “us.”

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

I live abroad so skyped my parents that evening to tell them/show them the ring 🙂

Post # 14
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Busy bee

My sister lives on the other side of the world, with almost no phone reception. I sent her a message over Facebook messenger (it was our only real way of talking). 

However, if you can, I’d suggest seeing them in person.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I’d have your fiance make the announcement with you there beside him. Something like “I asked her to marry me & she said yes.” Then you hold up your hand. You both get ribbed a little & it’s over.

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