If you just got engaged, you’re probably super excited and are bursting with the need to celebrate. You probably can’t wait to share the good news to everyone, from your mom to your best friends. But hold your horses and don’t get overly eager that you miss out on the chance to make a really special announcement.
When you get engaged, don’t be tempted to run out and break the news to everyone right away unless you’re ready to answer questions on everything from how the proposal went up to your wedding date. Give each other some time to celebrate your engagement together and also give yourself some time to figure out how you are moving forward with this milestone.
Here are things you have to think about when announcing your engagement.
How to Tell Your Family
There are many people that need to be informed about this momentous occasion and your family should be the first on the line. Tell your parents first, unless you already have children from previous relationships then tell your kids first. Knowing how our parents have always been involved in our lives and how important they are to us, make sure that they’re the first people to know. Imagine how it would feel for your mom if she finds out about your engagement from your social media posts, instead of coming from you. After your parents and children, inform any siblings you may have.
You can make the announcement to these people through a small and intimate engagement party. You can get everyone together – your parents, your kids, your siblings, and other immediate relations. Have dinner, discuss, and celebrate.
How to Tell Everyone Else
After you’ve told your families, you’ll want to tell your friends next. Here’s how you deliver the “OMG! I’m engaged!” news and a few ideas on how you can tell these people the news:
1. Make phone calls.
Anyone else who hasn’t been told the news of your engagement would love to hear it from you. What better way to do that than to pick up the phone and tell them the huge news yourself. Phone calls are more personal, more intimate, and more effective than sending a text or just a status message.
However, if you really can’t deal with phone calls or have an extensive list of people to call, then you might want to send a text message or an e-mail. Maximize the use of emojis, confettis and hearts overload.
2. Make a dedicated social media post.
If you’re social media savvy, then posting the announcement on your Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or other social media accounts will make perfect sense. There are loads of picturesque ways to announce your engagement online. You can post a snap of your ring and get inspired from the multitude of unique engagement rings you can find on the Internet. Also, before snapping a photo of your engagement ring and posting it online, you need to double check and make sure that only the people you want to inform are getting the news.
3. Hold an engagement party.
While engagement parties are totally optional, it can be a really fun experience. You can enjoy a chill barbecue or pizza night with your family and friends. You can host a casual lunch or dinner get-together where you can show off your new bling and even discuss wedding plans. With everyone close to the couple gathered in one occasion, this is the perfect start to a future together.
These are just some of the things you can do when it comes to announcing your engagement. Whichever way you do it, the people in your circle would be so happy to hear the news from you. Simply put, they will be happy to see you happy.