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Who did you share your engagement news with first?

Lynnie, on June 25, 2019 at 11:05 AM

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Who was the first person who heard you were engaged? Was it one of your friends, or a member of your family?


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  • Denise
    Super September 2019
    Denise ·

    Well his parents knew first, he showed them the ring. Then my dad, when he asked for my hand. First to be told we were engaged would be my mom and then my brother.

  • Heather
    Expert April 2020
    Heather ·

    I guess technically my FH's friend who took the picture/video of the proposal, but I called my mom first, then the rest of the family, then friends.

  • Rachael
    Expert October 2019
    Rachael ·

    I texted my MoH first, and my mom knew beforehand as FH had kept the ring at her house until not long before proposing

  • Tonia
    Expert October 2019
    Tonia ·

    I called my best friend who is a flight attendant first. Unfortunately she didn't pick up, but our close friends were present.

  • Yoice
    VIP March 2019
    Yoice ·
    My mom and dad. I was in Paris with my husband (then fiancé) when we got engaged. We went back to our room to call my parents first on FaceTime, then his parents and then I texted my best friend in our group chat and we then had a three-way call. They were the most surprise since they actually didn’t know.
  • Emily
    Expert April 2020
    Emily ·

    My best friends!

  • Jessica
    Super October 2019
    Jessica ·
    It was actually a group text message to my maid and matron of honor!
  • Valentina
    Devoted September 2019
    Valentina ·
    His dad and my sisters!
  • Alyrae
    Super February 2020
    Alyrae ·
    My MOF is who i told first a really good friend of mine
  • latasha
    VIP September 2019
    latasha ·
    FH surprised me and had mostly all of the ladies from my family along with most of my friends at the engagement so they all knew first. My cousin then posted the engagement video on FB. I think the first person I txtd was my friend who lived in Singapore.
  • Fenja
    Expert June 2020
    Fenja ·

    Family. His whole family was with us! After that my closest friend.

  • Tamera
    Devoted May 2020
    Tamera ·

    My mom, dad, and sister were the first people I called. Most of his family already knew it was going to happen that day. We called a few other people and then I printed an announcement and sent it to extended family (aunts, uncles, cousins, etc.)

  • Catana
    Just Said Yes May 2020
    Catana ·
    I immediately called my bestfriend.. We told our families the next day.
  • Kaitlyn
    Dedicated September 2019
    Kaitlyn ·

    Close Family, and then friends very shortly after

  • Diana
    Rockstar December 2019
    Diana ·
    My four children!!!
  • Gen
    Master June 2019
    Gen ·
    My husband’s best man was the first to know! My husband called him literally 5 minutes after the proposal hahaha. He has been been his best friend for almost a decade and is like a brother. I soooo badly wanted to call my MOH but I had plans to see her the next day (like 12 hours after the proposal lol) and knew it would be better to wait until I saw her in person so I could see her reaction!
  • Savvy September 2019
    My 2 best friends, then our families
  • Helen
    Dedicated June 2020
    Helen ·

    I called my mom, my dad, and best friend (MOH) - in that order!

  • Mary Rose
    Savvy May 2020
    Mary Rose ·
    Well if I was able to, I would have told my mom. My fiancé proposed on vacation, when I had no cell service. I was unable to tell my mom for a few days. However, I told my bestest friend! I said, "You will never guess what just happened?" She knew without me having to say it. Then, she called my mom
  • Kristal
    Devoted February 2020
    Kristal ·

    FH's brother, sis in law and 16 month old niece. We waited until we got home to call anyone and we live with them.

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