Laughable or Cringe-Worthy Engagement Reactions?

posted 6 months ago in Engagement
Post # 2
1005 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

I don’t see the humor or awkwardness of these. These are just rude.

Post # 3
9624 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

My boss: “I hope you don’t plan on getting pregnant anytime soon.” -_- Pretty sure that was not legal to say… 

Post # 4
1931 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

achicago :  You sound like a good sport! I thought the invite story was funny! Poor guy lol. 

Post # 5
100 posts
Blushing bee

I’ve been with my partner for over 4 years. We called his grandmother a couple hours after getting engaged. So Fiance goes: “Grandma! We have great news! We’re engaged!” 

Crickets. Then finally she says “I thought you were engaged this whole time…I was hoping you’d tell me you were doing your PhD…” 

She really wants him to get his PhD lol (he just finished his masters and has no plans to keep going). She also grilled him on why he didn’t get me an “official” diamond, but I averted that awkwardness by reminding her that sapphires are common for royal engagement rings (which she loves). 

I think eventually she came around. 

Post # 6
2755 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

“So you’re engaged? Why are you getting married so young? Are you super religious or something?” – from a work acquaintance I had just met that morning 

Post # 7
23 posts

My (now husband) and I had been dating only 11 months when he proposed.

One of my coworkers said “Wow! You two are going to have a traditional marriage where you don’t truly know eachother before getting married! Sort of like an arrangement!” 



Post # 8
722 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

I had a LOT of people get all excited when they found out, until I told them that I had proposed to him (gasp, the horror!) and then they said “oh, well you aren’t really engaged then”. My (terrible) boss refused to let me book time off for my wedding because she didn’t believe it was real.

Post # 9
686 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2018 - UK

One of my best friends said “about time, I always assumed you’d just end up a crazy cat lady”.

I pointed out that I’m still going to end up a crazy cat lady, I’ll just be a married one.

My husband’s best friend said “you’re not going to have kids are you? You don’t want to run the risk of them inheriting his nose”…

Post # 10
1931 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

ivegotsunshine822 :  Ha! Did you also get the, “Are you pregnant?” Darling Husband and I got engaged after 10 months, and I swear that was the most common reaction. 

Post # 11
71 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2019

Dated FH for almost 9 years before he proposed, so we got a lot of “Finally!”. I know people that said that are happy for us, but it was kind of annoying since we waited for the timing to be right for us

Post # 12
1191 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2019

“I thought you were already married!”

I was, I got divorced in 2016 lol.

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