(Closed) When do we tell?

posted 9 years ago in Proposals
Post # 3
6883 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

We told all of our family first then told friends. All in all in total everyone knew within a week of us being engaged

Post # 4
1501 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We told parents then grandparents, then everyone else.

Post # 5
843 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

We were on vacation so we called our parents immediately (well, I did, his already knew) and then best friends (I don’t have siblings so my best friends are like sisters to me).

When we got back we called extended family and friends.

After that it was posted on Facebook.

Post # 6
13095 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

We each called our parents, siblings and best friends within 30-45 minutes of getting engaged!

After that, it was on Facebook and our GChat statuses.

Post # 7
227 posts
Helper bee

Congrats on your engagement! We got engaged last night too, so I totally get wanting to tell everyone you meet – including strangers! At this point, our immediate families and close friends know, we figure word will get out and we’ll let people know in the coming weeks!

Post # 8
56 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Firstly, congratulations! You’ve just told half the world of strangers before you told anyone else. Guess what, we’re all very excited for you. Just like everyone else will be.

I immediately took a photo of my ring, on my finger, and texted it to everyone I knew would be interested!

Now, did he ask your father for permission? lol

Post # 9
1889 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Congratulations!  I’d tell everybody.  I think all our families and friends already knew by the time he proposed so it wasn’t an issue for me… I was the last to know!

Post # 10
123 posts
Blushing bee

I’ve been engaged for nearly 2 weeks and some of our close friends still don’t know. I don’t want to call them or email or text. I want to tell them in person and see their excitement live. So, I’m waiting to tell them until we can grab lunch or a coffee or something.

So take your time and do it in a way that suits you.

Post # 11
5976 posts
Bee Keeper

Congratulations!! I think after telling your parents and his parents (and siblings), you can start telling the world immediately! We called both of our parents as soon as it happened, so I had fun that week running around showing everyone!

Post # 13
1664 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m a family gal… I called my parents within 5 minutes! (they already knew in advance but ran to see who could get to the phone first) a half an hour later we started making phonecalls to close friends and family. We went to visit my parents that night. Within a week pretty much everyone knew. It had been a long time coming! 

Post # 14
5920 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I’m pretty sure he hadn’t even finished asking me before I was making phone calls, lol.

Post # 15
56 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012


Well, we got engaged after Christmas last year, but waited till Feb this year to tell our parents! We wanted to be engaged a while before telling anyone.

Till now there are some close friends we haven’t told, because we wanted to break the news in person.

Post # 16
724 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We actually waited a whole 24 hours before telling anyone! I even took my ring off when we went to church because we hadn’t told my parents. Then afterwards we called them and told them, and then called his mom, and then called our grandparents and close friends. I think we changed our FB status on Tuesday (got engaged on Saturday).

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