(Closed) Ideas on how to surprise the family we are engaged?

posted 9 years ago in Family
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

maybe you can have little place holders that open up to reveal a note that says, "Suprise we are engaged!  Like oragami but when you unfold it has the note? 

Post # 4
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Newbee

I think it would be cool if you all went to an event together, maybe a ballgame, maybe just dinner and then have an announcement made. 

 Or… maybe you could plan to all watch a movie together and instead of the movie your supposed to watch it could be  DVD with a video of you guys telling everyone your engaged.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

When we got engaged we ran to tell my mom and then drove the 2.5 hours to tell FI’s parents. We announced it as soon as we walked in the door. If we had some more time to plan, I think it would have been fun to get a cake and write the announcement on it. That way your families would find out about it at the BBQ when you wanted to unveil the cake!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I agree with the cake idea! It’s such a cute idea ๐Ÿ™‚

You could also both have on sweaters with shirts underneath that say "We’re" and "engaged" on each, haha. Take it off subtly!

Good luck! I called mine (I live four hours away from them) and squealed into the phone–luckily both my parents didn’t hear the other pick up, so they were both on the line!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I like the T-shirt idea, too. I am looking forward to using the cake idea when we have a baby announcement to make some day … which won’t be for a long time from now:)

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

A cake announcement would be really cute! Are you going to keep your engagement ring off until the announcement is made?

 

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We also ran to go tell fiances family ASAP!!! Lol. It happened,  and then we were like ok lets go tell your parents!

My parents already knew it was going to happen b/c he asked my father, but they were out of town when we actually did it, so we had to wait for like 2 wks. for them to come home before we could see them in person. It was torture!!!!!!!!!!

We called on speaker phone to fiances mom, and he’s like guess what? and I said I’m your new daughter in law … haha. It was fun. 

When we got to his parents house, like 30 people were there to meet us and congratulate us!!! It was funny because when he actually proposed I cried, so I had teary eyes all day. 

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I so would not be able to keep it a secret! So kudos on being able to do that. I would probably go the easy route and make a banner that is hanging but rolled up. Once both sets of parents were there, I’d pull the string and it would unfurl itself, revealing the surprise!!! Somehow there would be falling balloons and confetti in there too. But I’m a bit much sometimes.

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