Rebecca
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Which came first: telling your friends or family about the engagement?

Rebecca, on December 11, 2018 at 11:05 AM Posted in Parties and Events 0 79
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It finally happened - you just got engaged! Who did you tell first - your friends or your family?


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  • Kenisha
    Champion June 2019
    Kenisha ·
    I told my family first; friends later on that day.
  • Tamara
    VIP August 2019
    Tamara ·

    I told my besties first! He told me he had already asked my mom before asking me so then I moved on to the rest of my family before posting on social media!

  • Alexandra
    VIP June 2019
    Alexandra ·
    Our immediate family was there! Then we told the rest of our family and close friends. Then social media
  • Andrea
    Dedicated August 2019
    Andrea ·
    Family first. Then we went Facebook live with it:-)
  • Caytlyn
    Champion November 2019
    Caytlyn ·

    My mom and best friend knew first, then everyone else in no particular order.

  • Nemo
    VIP August 2018
    Nemo ·

    Definitely family. We called our parents first and then I called my sister. Then we called our best friends and we texted other close friends and cousins. I messaged my group cohort from my master's program, and then we announced it on Facebook!

  • Across The Stars
    Devoted October 2019
    Across The Stars ·
    Family of course!
  • Abby
    VIP March 2019
    Abby ·
    Technically I texted my best friend first but my family knew about it and we went home to them to celebrate afterwards!
  • EllieRose
    Expert February 2020
    EllieRose ·
    My roommates were there with us so they found out first!
  • JustKidding
    VIP April 2018
    JustKidding ·

    We had two great friends there for the engagement, we called his parents next.

  • A
    Dedicated June 2019
    Andrea ·
    Family. He had eager sisters who couldn’t wait for him to propose!
  • Rebecca
    Master October 2025
    Rebecca ·
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    Aw! Did they help him plan the proposal?!

  • Rebecca
    Master October 2025
    Rebecca ·
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    Did they know it was happening?!

  • Tonia
    Expert October 2019
    Tonia ·

    We discussed getting married so much before he proposed that it was almost a formality. But he did end up doing a surprise proposal and both family and friends were there.

  • EllieRose
    Expert February 2020
    EllieRose ·
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    Yeah! He told them early that morning so they had us all dress cute to take "roommate pictures" when he got there and then they took some of us then he proposed! They were great planners!
  • Melissa
    Rockstar September 2019
    Melissa ·
    Well my brother and his girlfriend were there for the proposal and my immediate family and best friend had known for quite some time, but first call was to my dad and his parents, then all the texts to the friends and extended family
  • ChefKait
    Devoted December 2019
    ChefKait ·

    Friends first! Had to call parents when they were together so they found out later. We actually didn't tell anyone for a whole night and waited until we got up the next morning to start sending messages!

  • Rebecca
    Master October 2025
    Rebecca ·
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    I love it! Such good roommates too

  • Rebecca
    Master October 2025
    Rebecca ·
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    That's so nice that you two got some time to enjoy the moment without letting anyone else in just yet!

  • Lacy
    Super December 2018
    Lacy ·
    We told our family first!

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