(Closed) How many people did you text about engagement rather than call?

posted 6 years ago in Proposals
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

My husband proposed at 1:00 in the morning on a weeknight, so I texted my best friends right away to tell them.  I think if text is your primary method of communication with them, go for it! 

Post # 4
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817 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I texted everyone. I’m so bad with phone calls. I have 4 kids and my youngest is special needs. It’s just easier time wise. I will see everyone at Christmas.

Post # 5
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883 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

only my sister, because I knew it would freak her out – I planned it exactly at the time I new she would be in the school drop off line.  I texted “So what are you doing on September 22, you need to come to NJ”.  My phone rang 2.3 seconds later…

Post # 6
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11747 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@pokie45:  we only called parents/siblings/grandparents/a few close friends. Other close friends found out via text and most everyone else via facebook.

Post # 7
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1935 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I called the people I really wanted to tell, but couldn’t in person because of distance. I texted a handfull of others who I thought would be disappointed if they found out on FB. The rest got the good ‘ol social media announcement. 

Post # 8
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16195 posts
Honey Beekeeper

I don’t think I texted anyone, but I’m a phone person. 🙂

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

We didn’t text anyone. Parents and sibling were called as well as my Nana. Our best friends were told over skype, and another one was told on facebook chat. Everyone else will find out when they see us at Christmas or when they get the Christmas card. I figure we’ll post it on facebook after Christmas for more distant people to find out.

Post # 10
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4272 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

We did not really tell anybody and they heared it through each other….. family members already knew because he told them when he was going to do it. They were all just keeping it a secret from me. We are not really phone people either and I just didn’t really think to tell anybody. People out of the loop or at work found out when they saw my ring. It was kind of funny waiting to see when they would notice…. 😉

Post # 11
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6110 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

I only called 2 of my bridesmaids because they don’t live in town (and I asked them to by BMs). But we went to show my dad and mom in person before anyone else. I also went to see my Maid/Matron of Honor in person to tell her/ask her to be my Maid/Matron of Honor. Then I sent texts to some people.

Post # 12
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3340 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

We didn’t text anyone.  We also didn’t put it on Facebook until we got a hold of everyone.  If they didn’t answer the phone when we called, we just tried again later.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

We called family and texted friends that we usually just text rather than call. We did say “call when you’re free for details!” in the text. I thought it worked well. We did that throughout the afternoon, and then put it on Facebook way later that night. It was such a fun day. 🙂 

Post # 14
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2966 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I didn’t text anyone. We were in Europe at the time and since he did it while my whole family was there, and his parents already knew….I just kind of changed our FB status a few days later and when we got back to the US people already knew. 

Other than my bff (who knew of course) and my parents, I didn’t really care to tell anyone else. 

Post # 15
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1144 posts
Bumble bee

I called family members but texted most of my friends whom followed up with a call afterward anyway.

Post # 16
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1328 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Our family and friends already know that we’re getting married in the next year and a half, but we haven’t bought the ring yet so it’s not “official”.  When he does propose I plan to call only the people that I usually talk to on the phone, text those who typically talk by text.  Maybe if it was more out of left field I would call everyone.

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