(Closed) How will you first announce you're engaged?

posted 5 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

We’re going to do a short engagement and a really small wedding so I’m hoping he’ll agree not to post anything until we’re married so no one gets offended that they’re not invited to the wedding. Hahah

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I was very very excited when we got engaged. I rang my family and close friends straight away and people started posting congratulations on our facebook walls. 

I guess this is definitely not what you want but it worked out well for us

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I’ve been thinking about this recently as (hopefully) we’ll be getting engaged in the next couple of weeks, when we are away on holiday. I plan on calling my mum and txting my best friends (the ones I will ask to be bridesmaid) then, when we return home, texting other close friends with our news. We’re actually at a wedding the weekend after we get back so I’m in a sort of dilemma about what to do with those people- I don’t want to ‘steal’the bries thunder or anything (we only know a handful of other guests there anyway) but I want to tell those guys in person because we have the opportunity to. I’ll probably post on Facebook after we get back to work to let the rest know, but all those who we plan to invite will be told individually but unfortunately not in person as we’re all scattered about so much.

 

 

 

@badabing88:  I love the paper announcement!! Totally old school but perfect ๐Ÿ™‚ if I thought anyknow we know would see it I would consider it! 

 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2017 - Bristol zoo

Yeah, I’d probably just text/phone the people I really care about (my parents and 3 BFFs) and then just make some kind of post on Facebook :/ anything more just makes me feel awkward XD even posting a photo… This probably isn’t very helpful for you though XD

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2025

I think I’ll call my parents first–unless if they’re there; I have no idea what he has planned, so it could be either or. 

But I think we’ll probably immediately upload it to Facebook and change our relationship status because we’re geeks like that, lol.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Neither of us have Facebook – I’ve been Facebook free for a few months now – so at least I don’t have to worry about that!

As for family, I would like to do something more than just call people on the phone. Our families are really far away so maybe we can get them to Skype or something so we can both be there to tell them together instead of having one-on-one convos.

 

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@badabing88:  Wow… a paper announcement sounds awesome! 

I plan to do what my sister did when she found out she was pregnant… visit the important people (in my case: dad, sister, his mom & sisters, my uncle, my godparents), call pretty important people (best friends, closest cousins) asking all of them to keep a lid on it until we post online. Then post a pic of the ring with no explanation/change our status in the middle of the night just to see how long it takes people to figure it out ๐Ÿ˜› 

Oh… and IMMEDIATELY created a FB list of people we’re inviting to the wedding and ONLY post wedding-related things to that list. Cause I ain’t having NO ONE think they’re coming when they’re not invited. 

Post # 10
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Helper bee

FIRST….I will call my VIP’s. Then, he and I will celebrate in secret for a day or two.We will probably do the social network thing, then mail invites to our engagement party a month later.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: Camp Hope

We plan on not telling anyone until the next morning. We will probably get up and have a nice breakfast then start calling close family and friends. We are Facebook engaged already since I had some creepy guys keep messaging me. We were young and thought it might help, which it actually did. We will keep it between the close friends and family for a few days before putting it on Facebook. Posting statuses and pictures instantly isn’t for us. We want to savor the moment.  We also live in a small southern town where it is almost required for a couple to do a newspaper announcement for anything!!!! My picture was in the paper before I was hardly one day old Since the hospital sends the pictures straight to the newspaper (with parents permission). I know you will come up with the best and most special way to announce your engagement for you. 

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

We will call our immediate family then text friends, post on FB and update our relationship status. We will not be posting any wedding details online as we are keeping guests to strictly parents and siblings. 

Post # 13
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Busy bee

We’ll probably wait until the next day, and then call our parents and his grandparents. By the time we’re done with that, our moms will most likely have contacted his siblings, as well as all our aunts and uncles to share the news with them, so we’ll be fielding congratulatory phone calls. Once we’re done that, we’ll contact our close friends who will be in the bridal party, plus maybe a few others. Once we get through all of those people, it’ll be Facebook’d most likely, with invitations to our engagement party being handled within the next few months.

Post # 14
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Helper bee

@Corgi-cariad:  So, it is a definite that he is proposing? I just saw your post about accidentally seeing the ring. COngrats! Can’t wait to hear the story. 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@GirlWithTheGlassSlippers:  no, its not a done deal, it’s just a hunch I have… Major egg on face if I  come home ringless ๐Ÿ˜‰ 

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

For some reason I’m just assuming it will happen at night so I’ve been picturing enjoying the night together ๐Ÿ˜‰ and then telling people the next day lol Another possibility is that it would happen while we’re away somewhere and in that scenario it might be day time, but I think I’d still want to just enjoy the moment with just us and start anouncing it the next day. I don’t like keeping secrets so probably as soon as we told our immediate families I’d post it online (i.e., fb). 

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