Congratulations! You're engaged!
You've soaked in the moment with your fiancé, and now it's time to spread the news. What a blissfully exciting time. Get set for celebration season, you're making plans to say I do! Below are some suggested ways to announce your engagement to your family and friends.
1. Post on Social Media
Social media, like most things, has revolutionzed the way we make announcements. Engagement announcements used to be printed in the local paper, and now creative social media posts reign supreme. Instagram or Facebook, hit post and hope it goes viral! Margot Robbie nailed it with cheeky creativity, but other ideas could include writing 'I said yes' on the palm of your hand, or, variations of the fabulous ring pic.
2. In Person
There is something to be said for the intimacy in telling your closest family and friends first, before the news spreads like wildfire. Nothing is more exciting than sharing, and hearing, the news in person. But, if distance is an issue, jump on the phone or FaceTime to tell your loved ones. Praise technology!
3. Disguise the Celebration
Keeping your engagement a secret can be a challenge, especially if you're bursting at the seams with excitement. Oddly enough, a neat idea can be to hold off announcing, and bring your family and friends together for a celebration. Disguise it as a birthday or dinner party, and surprise them with the news there. How special would it be to see your loved ones faces and happiness in person. Got to love that real time, good old fashioned, face to face reactions.
4. Send a Video
Record your announcement together, or use the videographer's footage if you had one, and share this with your family and friends via email, social media or text. Sharing the story of how you got engaged, your reaction and how you're feeling via video can be such a fantastic keepsake - maybe even to show your little ones!
5. Get it Published
As mentioned, the good old fashion news paper clipping announcement is an excellent keepsake, but, dare to submit your proposal story to How He Asked or other such online spaces. You can then share the story with your family and friends, and the world! Shout it from the rooftops!