How to Announce Your Engagement to Family and Friends

Congratulations on your engagement! If you’re reading this, your partner probably popped the question recently and now you’re wondering how to tell your loved ones. As tempting as the iconic Instagram ring picture might be, you should hold off and follow a few rules to make your engagement announcement go as smoothly as possible.

Enjoy Your Engagement First

As much as you might want to tell your loved ones right away, it’s important to take some time to enjoy being newly engaged. Spend a day getting used to the idea of being engaged and spend some quality time with your partner. Whether you choose to go on a romantic outing or have a delivery and TV night, this is one of the most precious moments you’ll have with your partner. Savor it while you can and hold off on making the announcement.

Tell Your Closest Loved Ones First

Your parents don’t want to learn about your engagement from a Facebook post, so start by telling your inner circle first. There’s no reason to rush your engagement announcement, and choosing to tell your closest loved ones first might mean the world to them. Use the social media announcement to tell the rest of your social circle who aren’t close enough to warrant a one-on-one conversation, but make the announcement personal with the ones you love the lost.

Make Phone Calls

When telling your closest friends and family members about your engagement, put in the extra effort and pick up the phone! Text messages don’t do justice to the news you’re sharing, so call your family members and tell them. Allow them to hear the excitement in your voice and take the chance to get their live reaction. If you want to see their face, visit them in person or make the call a video chat so you can see their entire reaction. 

Social Media Announcements

Once your inner circle knows, it’s time to decide whether or not you want to make a social media announcement. The iconic ring picture might seem mandatory, but you should only share as much as you’re comfortable with. Make the announcement with a collage of cute couple photos if you don’t feel comfortable sharing your ring with the world. If you’re all about the ring, make sure to photograph it by a bright window so the light catches it and really brings out the sparkle. No matter how you choose to do it, make your announcement special and eye-catching so it doesn’t risk getting lost in anyone’s feed. 

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