How to announce your engagement? Just got engaged, congratulations! Getting engaged is such a big big event in your life you want family and friends share this exciting news with lots of congratulatory hugs and plenty of bubbly; with these etiquette-approved tips, your new relationship status can soon be celebrated among all your loved ones.
The Classy Way to Announce Your Engagement：
- Face-to- Face
If possible, you should tell your parents, your child (if you have) in person first. It is the most respectful route and it will be funny to see Mom and Dad’s full reactions. And then move to other family, sister and brother, siblings, grandparents and the closest friends.
- By phone
Phone is also a personal and immediate way to tell your family and friends your engagement next to fact-to-face. But before you dial the number, confirm if it is need to inform him (her), you are not contacted each other for long time.
- Through snail mail
Traditionally engagement is officially announced by someone other than the couple. In the past, bride’s mother would send out handwritten notes to formally notify family and friends. Now days instead, send save-the-dates cards if you already decided on a date for the dual purpose of announcing the engagement and informing the recipient date of the wedding.
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- Via E-mail
It is the quicker, easier way to announce your engagement if you have out-of-town friends and families and you usually communicate via e-mail. But if the preconditions do not exist, someone will be offended if you inform your big news via Email.
- With an engagement party
An engagement party is a great way if you prefer to tell friends and family all at once. Keep the party hold by parents or closest friend a secret in name of Christmas, Super Bowl or just a causal summer BBQ and announce the engagement during a toast at the beginning of the evening. Most of important is guests of your engagement party are expecting to be invited to your wedding party too.
- On the Newspaper
Newspaper (or alumni magazine) engagement announcement is way to ensure that more acquaintances- colleagues, classmates won’t be left out. Most American newspaper has a space for couples to announce their engagement for free or for a fee. Sometimes you need multiple announcements if you and the one come from different cities or your parents live in other states.
It is totally a traditional route, it need more time, so make sure you contact the paper as four months before your wedding; check the length and content announcement, who writes it, whether photos needed.
Cute fun ways to tell your family you’re engagement:
- On social media
It is not just edit your profile relationship into engaged, you have to find a cutest, creative way to post this exciting news with everyone
Post your engagement photos (or ring) to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram is an instant way to announce your big news to your friends and family at once, before you share, double-check that you notified everyone and who deserves formal announcement (face to face or on tel) already informed. Here are the interesting statuses you can post on your social account:
‘He stole my heart, so I’m going to steal his last name! Officially engaged to the love of my life. ‘Cliché but sweet.
‘He asked. I said yes. Sorry boys, I am officially off the market! ‘So funny!
‘So I have finally decided to annoy this person for the rest of my life! Happy and engaged! ‘ sounds very real!
‘Two years of togetherness just wasn’t enough… so we decided to extend it just a li’l bit more. We are thinking of a lifetime together. ‘
You need an amazing picture to get everyone’s attention to share your engagement with the world:
Hold a chalkboard or pre-made sign or prop with words:
- “I’m going to be a Mrs.”
- “We’re getting hitched!”
- “He asked, and I said yes.”
- “I said yes!”
- “He stole my heart so I’m stealing his last name!”
Post a ring selfie with him as background;
Have your pet share the news, wrap a sign around its neck, put the ring on its nose or collar and so on;
How you announce your engagement to the world is up to you, but first make sure telling your closest loved ones—parents, siblings, grandparents, best friends—in person or over the phone, before posting or publishing anything of your engagement.
And avoid announcing your engagement in these ways:
Before it’s actually official, an actual proposal or mutual agreement
At Your Friends or Family Member’s Engagement Party; if someone asks, then feel free to tell them the news, but otherwise hold off until afterward.
Right after Someone just told you their bad news;
During a serious company meeting.
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