Just for fun: How did you tell family and friends you got engaged?

posted 2 years ago in Engagement
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

I called my close relatives. Other relatives friends heard through text or FB messenger. Once the family/important friends knew, I changed my status on FB. 

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

My family and friends were actually at my engagement! My fiance proposed inside the new house had just bought and afterward they were all waiting on the patio to celebrate with us. There were a few close people who weren’t there, so I called them afterward to tell them the news!

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

I was living abroad and conveniently had a skype date already scheduled with my parents the day after we got engaged. We called his parents. Other close family and friends, I messaged or emailed. Then about a week later we put it on facebook.

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

I called my parents, I group texted my cousins and brother (we’re very close, like siblings), I announced to everyone else on facebook. My family already knew though. My Darling Husband proposed to me exactly two years ago during a picnic with friends. I still lived with my mom and he told my mom right before we left (he pretended he needed to go back inside the house to use the bathroom when he actually told my mom what he was about to do), she started crying and called her sister, who told my cousins, who pretended not to know anything until I told them lol.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2017 - Lake Louise Canada

We have a badly strained relationship with my local parents and a good relationship with all other very long distance relatives. We sent a photo of the rings, and then skyped his family after it became daytime overseas. I texted my sisters and friends individually. I’m not close to anyone, I would genuinely feel stupid phoning and gushing to anyone on my side, given that they’d be faking their enthusiasm. It’s really only exciting to just us and his family, and I’m OK with that.

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

Called close family and friends, then posted on FB. 

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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

I called my parents and brother. My mom was taking a nap the first time I called so I asked my brother to call me when she was up so I could tell them all together.

We told my in-laws in person because we lived 20 minutes from them. We actually thought we would tell them first but no one was home when we got there so we called my parents and told them first.

Then we texted our best friends and waited until we got a response from both of them before posting on Facebook.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

Called my mom right after it happened cuz his family knew he was going to propose on vacation but my parents had no idea. When I told my mom “we’re getting married!” She said “right now?” We had been dating for 8 years so it wouldn’t be surprising to have us elope. 

Called my BFF that night, too. Cuz girl was waiting on tooth and nail for me to get engaged. 

Then spent the next week telling all my friends via phone calls and text messages. 

Finally, after vacation I posted a picture on Facebook of right after the proposal saying “went to Canada with a boyfriend, came back with a fiancé.”

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

We called our parents, and I texted my bestie.  Everybody else found out through FB or word of mouth

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: City, State

they asked me what the hell was on my finger haha

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

bee1432019 :  I called my parents first and he called his after. I would recommend telling your parents and siblings first. Then I would tell best friends, Aunts, Uncles, cousins and friends. For people who are more distant I put something up on facebook later on after the immediate family was notified and close friends.   Just dont announce it online first. This is a bad move and your parents and close friends will feel sad that you didnt tell them first. I would just call on the phone. I texted a few people.

Post # 13
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Busy bee

We were on vacation when we got engaged. We FaceTimed and called our parents first. Then friends. I tried to send a text message to everyone I could possibly think of (cousins, friends, aunts, and uncles) before I posted on social media. So I waited a couple of days. 

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

kmott09 :  our engagement is so similiar to yours! We bought our first house together last year in May and in December Fiance proposed to me in our home. Our friends and family were hidden upstairs and came running down to surprise me 🙂 

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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

bee1432019 :  I showed my mom my ring when they picked me up from the airport and let her do the rest, lol.  I did tell my bestie, of course, but also not in any special way, and eventually I posted to facebook.

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