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Did you get engaged over the holidays? If so, big congrats to you! Once you’ve told your nearest and dearest your big news, it’s time to spread the word! And what better place to do that than on Instagram? Lucky for you newly engaged folks, WeddingWire has made sharing your updated status even more exciting! Simply follow @WeddingWire on Instagram, post a photo of your engagement announcement, tag it with #JustSaidYes and you’ll be entered to win a free mini-moon! Even Whitney Port has gotten in on the fun. So head over to Instagram to post your photo, and visit our #JustSaidYes contest page to see other entries!
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Let’s face it, everyone is a sucker for a romantic love story. Do you find yourself reminiscing about the time your fiance got down on one knee to pop the question? Hurry over to WeddingWire’s SpringBook 2014 to read the proposal stories of how 13 brides got engaged, and bonus: the engagement ring styles most are rocking.
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You probably want to shout the news of your engagement from the rooftops. And while that may be an option, there are more efficient ways to share your big news. Here’s the right way to do it.
1. Tell Your VIPs Some couples prefer to enjoy a few private days of being engaged before spreading the word, while others want to share the news right away. However you decide to proceed, be sure to tell your closest family members and friends first – preferably in person, or, if there’s a long distance between you, by phone. Usually the bride’s family is the first to know, then the groom’s, then close relatives and friends. As you’re telling family and friends, let them know to keep the news off Facebook and Twitter until you give them the go-ahead. It may take a few days to get in touch with all of the people you want to tell via phone or in person, so be patient!
2. Get Formal The most traditional way to announce your engagement is to send out formal engagement announcements and/or place an ad in a local newspaper. While you certainly don’t have to go this route, it’s commonplace in some areas, so feel free to go for it! Check out some announcement cards in our photo gallery.
3. Have a Party Engagement parties are a fun way to celebrate your exciting news. You can go a few routes with this: you or either set of parents can throw a party, or your friends may offer to throw a celebration. It’s important to note that if you or your parents are hosting, you should only invite guests who you fully intend to invite to the wedding. If your friends are hosting, they can be more lax with the guest list. We recommend keeping things relatively casual for your engagement celebration – a cocktail reception at a favorite restaurant or a backyard BBQ, rather than a formal event at a grand space. Find vendors for your engagement party on EventWire.
4. Set Up a Site If you’ve got a great proposal story (and really, who doesn’t?), share it on your wedding website. The link to this site should only be provided to those who are actually invited to your wedding, though.
5. Take Some Pictures Set up an engagement session with your photographer, once you’ve booked him or her. You can use the photos for save-the-dates, your wedding website, and at your wedding itself.
How are you announcing your engagement? Let us know in the comments!
Mr. Peach and I have been dating for almost 5 years now. Throughout our relationship, I have dropped hints about what my perfect proposal would be-what I liked, what I didn’t like and minor details that to me were quite major.
On the list:
1. proposal should not be in public so I didn’t make a fool of myself when I’m screaming and crying and jumping up and down
2. Make sure we have a camera (must have pictures from the special night)
3. If possible, I would love to have it recorded so we always have that special moment (this I knew would be difficult)
4. I want Peachy Mom to know when it’s going to happen and want to be able to see her after; and
5. if possible I want Peachy MOH (who lives out of state) to be there.
Quite the laundry list that I really didn’t think would all be accomplished.
Well on April 15th, I got everything I wanted and so much more. When Mr. Peach and I returned to our apartment after a day of shopping, everything was set up in the living room-a dozen red roses, his laptop open with a card, and my favorite childhood stuffed animal dressed in a bridal gown. I barely could walk through the door.
Mr. Peach’s original plan was to show me the website he made and the movie proposal he had put together with pictures of us through our almost 10 years of knowing each other. I was too hysterical for that. So he saved that for later.