Congratulations, you said YES! Those moments right after you’ve gotten engaged can be a total blur of emotions and excitement, and you should enjoy them as much as possible. Some couples choose to extend that enjoyment and keep the news to themselves, while others can’t wait to share it with their family and friends. Whether it's 20 minutes later or two days later, whenever you do decide to pick up the phone, who should you call first? Our experts break it down for you.
The first people you should call are your parents — especially if any of them knew you were about to get engaged! Follow up with your siblings and your grandparents, in whichever order you can get someone to answer the phone, as well as any other relatives you’re particularly close with. If you can’t imagine them hearing the news from anyone else, call them first!
Then, on to your friends. Obviously you’ll call your besties before you call anyone else, but make sure to ask them to keep the news off social media and out of group texts before you’ve made all your calls. This way the order of the calls won’t matter, since everyone will be hearing the news straight from you.
Once your VIPs have found out, you can send a text or email to anyone else you want to inform right away. Think about whether there’s anyone who might be hurt to find out about your engagement second-hand, or who may be sad to see a social media post without hearing from you. Make a quick phone call (having to call more people is a good excuse to keep conversations short!) and promise to call back with all the details once you’ve had a moment to spread the word.