Your heart is fluttering, you can’t stop smiling, this is one of the best days of your life. Why? Because you’re engaged! Congratulations! Now it’s time to tell everyone, but that’s no simple task. You need to decide how you should tell everyone, who you should tell, and when. The process can get a bit messy, but thankfully, we’ve broken down all the ways you can announce your engagement so you can get on with sharing your happiness with the world:
Marriage is a huge life decision that should include the most important people in your life—this includes your parents. If your parents live close by, or you’re planning on visiting them soon, consider holding off on the social media posts until you can sit down with them and share your good news. You can include other immediate family members and close friends if you want to, but at the very least you should try to tell your parents about your engagement in-person.
If your parents or other close family members live out-of-town, a face-to-face conversation just won’t be plausible. If that’s the case, then plan on calling them the night or morning after the proposal. A phone call to your close friends, even if they live in the area, is also a good idea.
Share it on social media
Once you’ve talked to your immediate family and closest friends, it’s time to tell everyone else about your engagement. The quickest and easiest way to do this is, of course, on social media. Don’t just write a simple post, though, make a thing of it! Share a photo of the ring, or hire a photographer to capture the exact moment she says “yes!” and share that on your Facebook page.
Send an e-mail or letter
If you’re planning on an engagement party, sending an email or printed letter with all of the engagement details is a must. For a special touch, include a photo of you and your fiancé by either sharing that secret proposal photo, or planning a special engagement photoshoot.
Create a wedding website
A great way to announce your engagement and all of your other wedding news is to create a special wedding website. Kick off the website with your engagement announcement, send the link out to your friends and family, and then continue using the website for future wedding news. It’s a creative and easy way to keep everyone informed throughout the whole wedding process.
Publish it in the newspaper
There’s nothing wrong with going traditional with your engagement announcement. To publish your engagement in the local newspaper, call or email the publication and make sure to ask if they allow pictures. Typically, newspaper announcements share information about the couple, so write up something about your careers, parents, places of residences, and anything else you’d like the world to know about you.
Your engagement is a special time in your life, so you need to make sure your announcement gives it justice. At Gruber Photographer, we offer engagement photoshoots and secret proposal shoots so that you can show the world how much you love one another. Call us 212-262-9777 today to learn more.