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Telling the Parents

Casey, on September 5, 2021 at 1:14 PM Posted in Family and Relationships 0 21
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How did all y'all do it? Tell me your stories as it's getting close to time to tell them.

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Latest activity by Maddie, on September 9, 2021 at 3:08 PM
  • Jasmine E.
    Rockstar May 2022
    Jasmine E. ·
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    Telling them what? That you're engaged?
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  • C
    Savvy November 2022
    Casey ·
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    Yes, sorry being as this is a wedding planning website/app, I assumed it was obvious.
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  • Rebelle Fleur
    Rockstar July 2021
    Rebelle Fleur ·
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    They were there! He proposed with both sides of our family and our closet friends there. It was very emotional.
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  • JA
    Devoted March 2022
    JA ·
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    All parents and close family/friends knew before I did. We had dinner with parents right after and a party with our friends that night

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  • B
    VIP July 2017
    Becky ·
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    We texted them essentially as soon as I said yes lol. They all knew it was coming, and we were out of town, so it was mostly a confirmation.

    I'm confused about it "getting close to time to tell them" though. Are you already engaged and haven't mentioned it or are you getting ready to get engaged.

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  • Cool
    Super July 2020
    Cool ·
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    We called all of our parents shortly after getting engaged.
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  • Lisa
    Super October 2021
    Lisa ·
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    Everyone knew we’d eventually get married. But my immediate family was present we he proposed and he text his parents right after f
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  • Cece
    Rockstar November 2022
    Cece ·
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    My Fiancé pop the question a week before Christmas, so we waited to make the announcement at my grandmother’s family Christmas dinner, since we knew everybody would be there. Then we told his family a couple days later at their Christmas gathering
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  • Taylor
    Devoted October 2021
    Taylor ·
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    I FaceTimed my mom, and then we sent everyone the attached photo! It was late, so we made the rounds of phone calls the morning after. Seriously one of the HAPPIEST days! Telling the Parents 1



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  • Yasmine
    Rockstar October 2020
    Yasmine ·
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    I texted my mom immediately after I said yes, I told my dad the next day I believe
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  • C
    Savvy November 2022
    Casey ·
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    We're picking out the ring, and I have to tell my daughter ( she's 11) who for the past year keeps asking "when are you and Eric getting married all ready?!" So I feel I should tell her first. Once the ring is physically on my finger, we are going to tell parents.
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  • C
    Savvy November 2022
    Casey ·
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    Oh how nice ☺️
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  • B
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    Becky ·
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    Definitely tell your daughter first - she'll be so excited! Have you thought about including her at all in the process? (Not that I would have the foggiest as to how to, but the memories would be sweet, I'm sure)

    If you're close by, I would have them to dinner or something, but if not, call or text (we probably would have called versus texting, but we got engaged in Jackson Square, so phone calls would have been awkward).

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    Casey ·
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    How sweet! Thanks for sharing! Yeah, I'm one who can't keep a big secret about myself very well, so I'm getting anxious. We're picking out the ring, and I am going to tell my daughter ( she's 11) who for the past year has been asking when he and I are going to get hitched, so I'm going to tell her first.
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    Casey ·
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    I'm thinking about face timing my parents and just asking dad if he will walk me down the aisle. He's 79 and I'm his only daughter, and have never thought about anyone else in that role.
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  • Melissa
    Dedicated March 2022
    Melissa ·
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    We contacted everyone a couple of hours after.
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  • ArizonaDreaming
    Devoted September 2021
    ArizonaDreaming ·
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    I honestly cannot remember how we told either of them. I think we just said that he proposed.

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  • Rosie
    Rockstar February 2022
    Rosie ·
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    My fiance rang them that morning to tell them he planned to do it at some point over the weekend. It actually ended up being quite funny, as my mum missed his call, thought it was me calling from his phone, and rang me back. Thankfully I was doing a pilates class and told her I'd call her back, and he got a hold of her in the meantime, and so when I called her she knew what he'd been calling about and said it must have been a mistake.

    After he asked, we spent a bit of time just us, basking in the moment knowing we were the only two who knew it had happened, and then gave the parents, grandparents, siblings etc a call!

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  • Maddie
    Rockstar February 2022
    Maddie ·
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    Everyone was there...he planned the whole thing out without me knowing. He also went super traditional and asked my Step-dad for my hand the week before. To my Step-Dad's credit, he told my FH to ask my Biological Dad (my step-dad is really the one who raised me) which he then did and my biological dad told him to make sure to ask my step dad Smiley heart

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  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
    Melle ·
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    We told my dad first since he was available and i pretty much just stuck the ring in his face haha

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