Engagement Etiquette: How To Make The Big Announcement When Your SO Pops The Question

It's one of the biggest announcements you're ever going to make, and you'll want to make sure that the way you share the news is almost as special as the proposal. Here's our guide to getting it right. 

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Take a moment to realise what’s just happened

First things first, before you start telling everyone, logging onto Facebook and planning the wedding think about what’s just happened. The person you’ve (hopefully) been dreaming about since you were a little girl has finally asked you to marry them. Take a few minutes and just be present in the moment, it’s a feeling you’re going to remember forever, so savour it. Updating your Facebook status and Instagramming a pic of your ring can wait.

Tell your family first

We know you may be super excited and want the world and its granny to know that you’re soon to be the new Mrs X, but please be sure to tell your mother, father and other close family members before you start writing that lengthy Facebook announcement – and make sure you do it in person. The rule? Family first, the rest of the world after.

Tell your besties second

They’ve seen you through horrible, messy breakups and bad boyfriends, so after your family, make sure your besties are among the first to hear your amaze-o news. Do it in person if you can, but if it’s not possible to get everyone together for a short-notice, impromptu meet up, a phone call to share the news will suffice. Just remember to organise celebratory drinks when you’re on the call, yeah?

Say what you feel

There aren’t too many times in life that you get to share how totally delirah you are about your other half without being told off for a PDA, so when you’re typing up that all important social media announcement, feel free to let everyone know just how deadly you reckon your new fiancé is. We say, milk this moment for what it’s worth.

As for sharing a snap of ring, its standard procedure to book in for a mani first, so your hands and nails are in tip-top condition.

The last step? Start planning the engagement party! 🎉

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