You’re engaged? No way – we couldn’t tell from your glowing visage and your ear-to-ear smile, nor from that gleaming rhombus shaped boulder sitting on your left hand – Congratulations! Before you go gushing about how adorable the proposal was, you might consider telling your friends and families first. Here’s everything you need to know about announcing your engagement with class.
With today’s smorgasbord of social networks that are readily available by a swipe of your Smartphone screen, it has never been easier to broadcast your engagement instantly. While we can’t blame you for wanting to shove the “guess who put a ring on it” status in every one of your frenemies’ faces via Facebook, they shouldn’t hear the news before your family.
So after all the post-proposal squealing and jumping for joy subsides, resist the urge to share, tweet, post, blog or any other social verbs we may be missing, and relish in the fresh engagement euphoria for just a bit longer. The next morning (or if you really can’t wait, a few minutes later) call up each of your parents to dish out the details, followed by siblings, close friends, and anyone else you think should be the first ones to update on the status of your relationship. Once all the VIPs have given their ‘OMG CONGRATULATIONS!’, you can let the world in on the big news online.
##Fun Ways to Say You're Engaged
There ain't no party like an engagement party! Celebrate with your nearest and dearest all at once by throwing a big bash, surprise guests by spilling the beans at a holiday event (just make sure it doesn’t involve someone else’s moment to shine, like your Great Aunt Estelle’s 95th birthday). New Years, Christmas and Cinco de Mayo celebrations will all work fabulously. Prepare yourself for an evening full of bottle popping, hugging and handshakes, and of course make room for those notorious ‘AWE!” and ‘SO CUTE’ responses to your telling of the proposal story.
With any life-altering milestone comes lots of appropriate documentation and material to plaster all over your Grandma's fridge, so what better way to announce an engagement than a photo shoot. Hire a pro to be your personal paparazzi for the day and create some cute signage that screams “I said yes”, to ensure your friends and families get the memo. Use these pictures as postcards and mail to everyone and anyone you know, or simply upload the album to your favourite social media profile for all your besties to see.
Resist updating your social media status until after all the VIPs have congratulated you.