He liked it so he put a ring on it (finally!), and now you're about to pop to let tell everyone the news of your engagement. Or maybe just maybe you're that rare bride who'd prefer to keep it between the two of you for now? Either way, turns out, there is a right and wrong way to announce your engagement. Keep the peace and the positive vibes flowing by avoiding these all too common engagement announcement mistakes. You can thank us later.
1. Posting on social media prior to telling all the important peeps.
You may have spilled the beans to all your besties and immediate family, but has he yet? Be patient and wait until you've both had the opportunity to share the good news, either in person or over the phone, with all the VIPS in your life. Yes, even if the anticipation to get the word out on Facebook and Instagram is literally killing you, gah! Trust us, if the entire world finds outs before his mom or future best man, you'll have hurt feelings all around. And that's no way to start an engagement off on the right foot, right?
2. NOT telling others NOT to post about your engagement until you do.
One would think this would be common sense, but there's always that one person (or two or three) you know that is way too social media happy and will literally take to your wall immediately to congratulate you and your guy. Or worse, create their own post regarding your engagement and how freaking excited they are for you, then tag you in it…um, cringe! Make sure peeps know that you reserve all rights to publicly share the news first. After that, they can be your guest.
3. Over sharing (and bragging!).
While you may be compelled to pen a novel dishing out all the proposal deets and bragging about how you've managed to score such a keeper, please refrain from doing so and instead keep it short and sweet on social media. And while you're at it, only post one or two of your favorite pictures of the big moment. It kind of takes away the specialness, not to mention annoys your followers, when you share a gazillion ring/proposal shots. You dig?
4. Waiting too long to tell.
We totally understand keeping that ring on your finger on the down low for a day or two while you and your fiancé secretly soak in the news. But wait too long to share and beware because you'll probably have some hurt family members and BFFs, who are wondering what took so long and why you kept such a huge life event from them. This situation spirals out of control even more when you selectively tell certain peeps that then spread the word to other important peeps unaware that they haven't been told yet. Then you have a big, big problem on your hands!