5 Foolproof Ways to Announce Your Engagement

Traditional engagement etiquette recommends that the bride’s parents be the first to be informed of their daughter’s engagement. Tell them in person, if possible—after all, they’re going to want to hug you and make a fuss!

1. Deliver the News in Person

Before word starts to spread—and it will—share your excitement with family and close friends. Nothing beats hearing the story in person, but if distance makes that next to impossible, pick up the phone. At the very least, send a personalized text message. 

2. Post to Social Media 

Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram—pick your favorite channel and let your engagement go viral. Photos that hint at the proposal spot or show off your new ring (don’t forget to tag #theknotrings too!) are fun ways to include your family and friends in the moment. 

3. Send a Video 

If your fiancé hired a videographer to capture the proposal, share the highlight reel by email. Even a boomerang of your new ring will give this kind of announcement some sparkle.

4. Mail an Invitation

Celebrate in style with a party. People may have already heard the news, so make it official with an engagement party invite (and champagne, of course).

5. Get It Published 

Go the old-fashioned route and submit your story to the local paper. Your grandmother will be delighted, and you’ll have a keepsake for your scrapbook.



Real Weddings

Anitah Bishanga and Charles