(Closed) How long did you wait to tell someone?

posted 9 years ago in Proposals
  • poll: How long?

    I called, texted everyone immediately, seconds after the proposal.

    I live tweeted it or put it on facebook during/shortly after.

    I called or texted everyone a minutes after.

    I put it on facebook a few minutes after.

    I called or texted everyone a few hours later.

    I put it on facebook a few hours after.

    I didn't tell anyone til the next day.

    I didn't post on facebook/twitter until the next day.

    I had a dinner, showed up at family's house etc to announce it after the fact.

  • Post # 47
    782 posts
    Busy bee

    He proposed when we were in Panama.  It was the last day of our trip 🙂  We didn’t have any phone/internet there, so we waited until we had our layover on the trip back to call our family & closest friends.  In hindsight, we’re both really happy it worked out that way.  We had a whole day of being engaged and it was our little secret.  A whole day to just take it in.  A whole day of just us <3

    Post # 48
    18 posts
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I texted my sister about a half hour later because she knew I thought it was coming so she was anxious to hear.  Then I told my other sister the next day and my parents a few days later (their phone was broken, otherwise I would have told them sooner).  I’m going to be emailing my extended family tomorrow (FI proposed on Friday) and then I will put it on Facebook probably later this week.  I don’t want anyone to be offended by finding out via Facebook if they felt they should get a more personal announcement.

    Post # 49
    608 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2016

    I texted one friend, I think. I told my parents the next day, because we were at the beach and didn’t get back until like 1am… long after they’d gone to bed. I didn’t post it on facebook until most of my family knew… it took like a month. lol

    Post # 50
    397 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    My fiance proposed right after midnight and I didn’t want to wake anyone up. I was visiting my Fiance who lived an hour away. I did text me closest friends who I figured might still be up but told them to not tell anyone or post on facebook yet because we wanted our parents to think they found out first. We called Fiance parent’s the next morning and my Fiance came home with me that afternoon (I still lived at home) and we told them in person. 

    Post # 51
    187 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I waited probably an hour to an hour and a half after Fiance proposed to tell our friends/family.  He did it while we were on a catwalk tour under this amazing bridge in our state so technically, I guess you say our tour guide and the office manager of the tour company knew before anyone else! lol.  But after we finished the tour, Fiance and I had lunch and then I got the nerve to call my parents — bad timing too because they were in Target and my mom started crying in the middle of the store! haha.  After that, I texted my closest friends and then we went to Facebook to alert everyone else. 


    Post # 52
    1646 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I called my parents a few minutes after, and then we jumped in the car and told his parents and sister in person (they lived in the same city as us, whereas my family wasn’t). we then made calls to tell our closest friends and my brother. then once all the most important people knew through us, we put in on facebook, like maybe 3 or 4 days later

    Post # 53
    2297 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    We called my children immediately, and asked them to be our attendants.  We put it on Facebook after we had told them.

    Post # 54
    1237 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    After he proposed I dragged him into the bedroom.  I knew that once I started to making phone calls, there would be no time for the rest of the night.

    So I started telling people about an hour after the proposal.  Even then, once I started telling, the phone calls, texts, and facebook messages started pouring in, and I could barely keep ahead of it.  I still didn’t post on Facebook until I knew I had told everyone via phone or in person first.

    Post # 55
    848 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    My family was there when it happened so they knew asap lol. We were meeting his family later that night (and they had no idea) so we texted a pic of my hand with the ring to his family as a teaser. Then we texted that same pic to our very best friends and let them call us when they saw it.

    I told remaining friends and family over the next few days, updated my facebook status a few weeks later (after my wall was full of comments from friends who knew haha )

    Post # 56
    1103 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    I called my mom and sister first, then called my best friend, and we’re waiting for my fiance to get back from being gone for work so we can drive over to his parents’ house together to tell them in person. Then I’ll put it on facebook.

    Post # 57
    1365 posts
    Bumble bee

    We called both sets of parents after dinner (the proposal). The next day we went to my family’s house, then from there, to my husband’s. We told family and close friends first. We changed our Facebook status to engaged after at least a week so that those close to us didn’t have to find out online. 

    Post # 58
    779 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @Mrs Christopher:  the first time around. I didn’t tell anyone until the next day. I called my mom and dad on my way to class (college). I told friends as they noticed the ring throughout the day. Then I think I tons my “hometown friend on a conference call. And others as I saw them. 

    This time I’m sure I’ll take some time to take it in. the once again call my parents first. Next text my close friends. And follow up with a Facebook post. 

    Post # 59
    2973 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @Mrs Christopher:  I immediately posted it on the bee because it was after midnight, on Christmas, and my parents were away on vacation…so I had no one to actually tell without waking up people but I HAD TO TELL SOMEONE! lol Then I sat there and just let it sink in and then I just enjoyed the rest of my time with my Fiance.

    But I sent an email with photos and stuff to my friends. Again, it was Christmas morning and I didn’t want to call them in the middle of their family time to say “HEY PAY ATTENTION TO ME!” lol So the email allowed them to get to it when they could. 

    As the days went on, phone calls and texts came through and others found out in the days following.


    Post # 60
    1057 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    I think I would call my parents and siblings right away… maybe my best friends (because they would kill me otherwise) but for the most part, just wait until people saw my ring… definitely would not post on fb or twitter.

    Post # 61
    1071 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    It was probably a couple weeks or so before we told anyone.  I didn’t tell people until I basically had to tell them.  I really didn’t want to tell them at work until after we got married.  LOL

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