Your heart is fluttering, and you can’t stop smiling. This is one of the best days of your life. Why? Because you’re now officially engaged to the person of your dreams! Congratulations! Now it’s time to tell everyone about your engagement, but that’s no simple task. It would help to decide how to tell everyone, who you should notify, and when.
Formal engagement announcements are the traditional route, always made by someone other than the engaged couple. But many modern couples are choosing to skip the formalities for more casual, personal announcements. There’s an announcement style for every engagement, from digital declarations to coy nods to humorous parodies to glamorous photoshoots or even something like an interview or having someone follow you throughout the day to document your entire journey.
We’re aware that the process for your engagement announcement can get a bit; stressful, confusing, time-consuming, and 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, including 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. Even though most of our parents nowadays tend to stray far away from social media platforms like; Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and Tiktok, more than likely, they would end up missing it or hearing it from a third party. 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.
I know this is unheard of in this day and age, but believe it or not, there are so many people in this world that don’t believe in social media, let alone not doing something as important as your engagement announcement formally. But if you’re planning on doing something along the lines of an engagement party, sending an email or sending mail via snail mail may be the most efficient way to ensure that not only the people that don’t typically do anything online will be able to find out about your wedding, but also to ensure that the people online if they missed the post due to the algorithm this would be another chance to get the notification.
Most families typically come together around the major holidays; Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter, Kwanzaa, New Years, and plenty others. With that being said, what better time is there than when everyone that means the most to you is in one central place? You can spend time with the family and announce your engagement simultaneously. Nothing makes any holiday better than letting your loved ones know that you’ve found your person and want to spend the rest of your life with them. So go ahead and throw on some festive outfits, strike a pose, and announce your engagement while wishing everyone a very happy holiday. They’ll be a welcome addition to everyone’s fridges and card displays, and you’ll have just checked two things off your list.
This may seem very technical and looks as though it will be too much. But with the tools we have access to, this can be done in a matter of minutes. Their’s plenty of websites where they can set this up for you for a low cost to you and your future spouse. At the same time as creating a website for your engagement, you can also create digital wedding invitations that could be located on the same website on which you sent out your engagement announcement. So that’s knocking out two things at once, the best of both worlds.
Living in a small town, and you consider everyone there a part of your extended family? Well, there’s nothing wrong with going the traditional and maybe old-school route with your engagement announcement. Even though this is old school, we see this as a fantastic way to announce your engagement to your special someone.
To publish your engagement in your town’s local newspaper, call or email the publication and ask if they allow pictures, as this is the most crucial aspect of the announcement. Typically most newspaper announcements share information about the couple, so write up something about your careers, parents, places, and anything else you would love for your extended family to know.
We know this may seem like a lot due to how many people you want to know about your engagement. Still, at the same time, with one amazing tool that Apple has given us, Facetime, you can not schedule something with everyone and do a group facetime and let everyone know. Even if they don’t have an iPhone with IOS 15, Apple has enabled facetime to send out a link to everyone that they can also use facetime even without an iPhone.
Rather we like it or not, TikTok is here to stay for the foreseeable future, with the hype that it has grown. We can see even corporate businesses taking part in this platform amazingly. So why not do the same and make it a challenge so the world can join in on your excitement? Who knows, maybe you could even become a viral sensation that could encourage other couples to participate in this challenge. This can be as simple as using the photos and videos captured during the proposal or everything that has been captured between you and your fiancé. There are many ways you could create this, but if you’re feeling lost or confused, we can assist you with this by just contacting us.
Are you and your special one big sports fans? Rather it’s Football, Soccer, Basketball, Nascar, Hockey, or Baseball, everyone has seen the proposals that typically happen during halftime or a break in between quarters or rounds, depending on the sport. As this seems like the most memorable way to announce your engagement or to make the proposal right there, it can come with a lot of leg work before the fact. Due to the nature of it, you would be able just to stop the game, get everyone’s attention and then proceed to get down on one knee and ask the love of your life to spend the rest of their life with you. For something like this, we highly recommend setting asides months in advance for planning this out. Unless you own the stadium and team, you plan on proposing, have at it.
Do you have kids? Or even adorable nephews and nieces who relish the opportunity to be in a wedding or just love the thought of being a ring bearer or flower girl? Well, sit down with them and devise a plan that not only can they take part in, but they can do the speaking for you in a way. You could allow them to spell it out, sing a particular song letting the one special to you know what’s going on.
Just make sure they can keep a secret. So that the kids won’t ruin the special surprise.
Thinking about proposing to your special someone, but you want to do something different and creative? Something that none of your close ones have ever done? Well, why not have it recorded, but not just the proposal? You can set up something with your local videographer (or cinematographer) to have them follow you throughout the day up until your special moment. Throughout the day, the videographer will ask a few questions about how you met and what you love about one another.
If you would like to see an example of something like this, we did something special for one of our clients. Our client hired us to come to the Biltmore Estates, follow them around the entire estate, and record a few moments of them expressing their love for one another.
After reviewing all of the amazing ways to announce your engagement, you can now sit back and brainstorm which route you would like to take. You could go with the traditional route, or maybe you want to go with what society classifies as nontraditional. Perhaps you would like to add a spin on everything and do a mix of two or more of the different amazing ways to announce your engagement. Whatever you decide to let the world know that you’ve found that special one, remember to make it unforgettable.