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Engagement Etiquette: How to announce you said "Yes!"

The DOs and DON'Ts of engagement announcements - with our tech needy generation it'll be hard to not update right away, but that's the number one No-No!

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He bent the knee and you said, “yes!” This is one of the happiest days in your life up to this point and you’re super excited to share it with the world – and well you should, but just remember these 4 pointers on how to announce this momentous occasion in your life. 

saveImage: Sanshine Photography
Image: Sanshine Photography

1. Family and Close Friends First

Even though your phone is within reach and your fingers are just itching to change your Facebook status to “engaged” and you can’t wait to upload pics of your new bling, try to resist the temptation. This is a truly life-changing event and you should share it with your parents and close friends before sharing it on Facebook – you don’t want the most important people in your life to find out through an engagement party invite or a status update.

saveImage: Peter Bernik
Image: Peter Bernik

2. Social Media

These days posting a photo on social media flashing your bling and tagging your fiance is the equivalent of shouting from the rooftops. If you have patience, you and your hubby-to-be can wait for a professional engagement photoshoot to find the perfect picture to upload to announce your engagement – there are plenty of unique and cute inspirations to be found on pinterest. If your fiance had the occassion secretly photographed you can choose from those as well, or take a selfie to document the moment – just remember to inform family and close friends personally first before you update!

saveImage: leoanna
Image: leoanna

3. Keep the Details Private

It’s wonderful that your sweetheart has bought you a beautiful ring as a traditional symbol of your love and his dedication and it’s wonderful to share the sentiment with your friends and family, however, keep in mind that it can be inapropriate to talk about certain details. The price and quality of the ring (e.g. carat, cut, clarity, brand) are deatils that should be left out. You can wax poetic about how he proposed, when, where and what you were feeling, but remember that some information should be kept private – even when directly asked by friends and family, if you don’t want to, you don’t have to share the information. 

saveImage: Lorena San Jose
Image: Lorena San Jose

4. Be Considerate of Your Single Friends

Your friends will without out a doubt share your joy, but that doesn’t give you an all-access pass to talk about your upcoming nuptials only whenever you chat. Your friends have their own lives, too, that don’t stop or revolve around your upcoming nuptials. You can certainly plan with them and ask their advice, but remember to ask them what’s going on in their lives, too.

What did you think of our tips? Do you agree or disagree? Let us know in the comment section below.

Images via Shutterstock: Young couple taking a selfie after engagement proposal, couple in love, engagement, romantic.

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