The question has been popped, and the offer was accepted (You said YES) CONGRATULATIONS!
Before you start planning your wedding you need to think about how to tell the people that mean the most to you. Your friends and family! It may not seem like a big deal on how you share the happy news. However, everyone wants to do something special to mark this special time in their lives. Also, you may want to share the news with dear old Mom and Dad PRIOR to making that Social Media post!
If you are at a loss on announcing your engagement ideas, our list is a great place to start.
Announcing your Engagement Ideas
Choosing to get married is a big decision. One that is worth celebrating once you have decided to move forward. Before you rush out and start sharing the news with the world, sit back and take some time to enjoy the moment. This is a special time between the two of you that will start the foundation of your marriage. Instead of inviting the world in, tune them out and bask in this amazing milestone.
Next, talk with your partner about their thoughts on when to announce. Also, who should hear the news first? Some people may have a special place in your lives and get the news firsthand while others may need to be omitted completely. Understanding each other’s needs will ensure that your announcement goes off without a hitch once it does come out.
Holidays are generally a time when you will be gathered with your family and closest friends, therefor announcing your engagement during the evening toast or during the group picture is a great way to celebrate the holidays and announce your plans at the same time. However, this past year with the pandemic may have been easier said than done. This leads us to our next idea…
Okay so prior to 2020 this probably would have never been an option, but hey when life gives you lemons…well you know what they say! Why not send out a little gift box containing a Champagne flute and mini bottle of Champagne to your closest family and friends and then have them all open the box together and toast your engagement?!? I know not ideal but could still be a fun way to celebrate!
Planned Social Media Post
Nothing is really official unless it is shared on social media, at least that is what many people believe. Even if you are not that big on using social media, there is a good chance all of your friends and family are on the most popular platforms. Consider creating a special image that is customized to you as a couple. In this post, announce your engagement in a way that reflects your personality and shares your happiness in a way that everyone can also enjoy. If you want to keep some people out of your business, make sure your feeds are marked private to prevent any drama before it has a chance to start.
Hand Crafted Letters
Everything is online these days which is easier on the wallet and the environment. However, there is something infinitely romantic and special about getting a paper letter or card in the mail from someone you care about. Consider writing letters by hand, or even writing one letter and having it duplicated to mail out to your friends and family. Not only will you give your circle a tangible memento of your special milestone, but you will also make them feel all that much more special with this extra step.
News Style Announcement
While actual announcements in the newspaper are no longer in style, you can create a news-style print to share with your circle. You can use pictures of your ring, dinner, or even just a news bulletin to share your happiness with the world. Share these via email, social media, postcards, or any other medium of choice.
Usually, those close to you will have some idea when a proposal may be in the works. However, they won’t know exactly when. Have you have been able to keep this information a secret? If so, then a surprise announcement is still a great way to break the news. Perhaps during lunch. Or maybe even a casual dinner. Just casually announce that you have decided to tie the knot in casual conversation. You can watch the reactions of joy in real-time and even record them if you are quick enough with your phone.
We hope these announcing your engagement ideas have at least pointed you in the right direction.
More about Complete Weddings + Events Fort Myers
Are you looking to tie the knot or throw an epic event? Well if so, you have come to the right place. Complete Weddings and Events will help you find the right event or wedding DJ, wedding photographer, and videographer to throw a phenomenal party. Plus we have fun photo booths and lighting rentals. Therefore elevating your event and giving you the type of unforgettable experience you’re looking for. In addition to Naples, Cape Coral, & Fort Myers, we also serve Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte, Lehigh Acres, Bonita Springs, Estero, Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel Island, Captiva Island, & Marco Island.
When you party with Complete Weddings + Events Fort Myers, it’s completely about you! Naples, Cape Coral, Fort Myers leading provider of event and wedding photography, videography, lighting, DJ services & photo booth rental.