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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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  • D
    Super September 2019
    Dana ·
    Family !!!! The family got the text first and than friends
  • Laura
    Devoted January 2020
    Laura ·
    My mom!!!!
  • Sweetness
    Dedicated March 2023
    Sweetness ·

    The forum where we met were the first to know, so it was online friends. It was another 3 months before we went public via facebook, and then his family knew.

    My mum still doesn't know, as I haven't been able to get hold of her and I don't talk to anyone else in my family.

  • Kalliope
    Savvy May 2020
    Kalliope ·

    Gosh! It took us over a week to get everyone told! We got engaged Dec. 30 and started with my FH's best friend - we also asked him to be our officiant (he was on the way home) - then we told his parents. The next day we told my parents. Then we got on the phone and called all of my mom's side's aunts/uncles/cousins/grands, then his dad's side's ants/uncles/cousins. My dad's side was all together for New Years Day when we told them. His mom side was conveniently already having a get together later in the week so we waited to tell them all at once. The Wednesday after we got engaged we told his church congregation, then the following Sunday (7 days after the proposal day!) we told my congregation. FINALLY we were able to post it on facebook.

  • Heather
    Just Said Yes October 2020
    Heather ·

    My mom of course. Then it took 3 weeks before we told anyone else. It was killing her not to tell!

  • Jpbride2B
    Dedicated October 2019
    Jpbride2B ·

    Our families! our closest friends were present. we prioritized immediate family, then extended. Then our closest family friends.

  • Riley
    Expert March 2020
    Riley ·

    Family at Christmas Eve dinner

  • Genevieve
    Dedicated April 2020
    Genevieve ·
    My friends knew first because we wanted to keep it under wraps for a while before it went public, and we knew my mom can’t keep a secret!
  • Kendra
    Devoted September 2019
    Kendra ·
    My parents watched it happen from afar and my FH told his parents before he done it. We called his parents after we did it. Then I called my only grandparent and then we told his grandparents. We talked to his sister and her fiancé while we was at his grandmas house. Everyone else found out through Facebook.
  • C
    Expert January 2020
    Cassie ·
    I called my parents, but of course they already knew. Then text my best friend, she knew already as well. I called my sister who was the first person I got to surprise with the news.💕
  • Alicia
    Dedicated October 2019
    Alicia ·

    I face-timed my parents first with the camera focused on the ring when they answered. Then we told his parents and my best friends.

  • Katina
    Savvy July 2020
    Katina ·

    My dad, my FH had just asked him for my hand in marriage Then, I called my daughter and son and the rest is history

  • Monique
    Rockstar December 2019
    Monique ·
    The first people I shared it with was my best friend and parents.
  • Erin
    Expert May 2020
    Erin ·

    My mom of course! I called her first

  • Andrea
    VIP April 2020
    Andrea ·

    My sis!!!!

  • Erika
    Dedicated August 2020
    Erika ·

    My son, then my two cousins and then my mom

  • T
    Devoted September 2019
    TheFutureMrs ·

    My mom first, then my dad an hour later because he wasn't there when I called the first time. The next day my siblings.

  • Kenzie
    Dedicated June 2021
    Kenzie ·
    My mom ♥️ Turns out she already knew it was happening that night but she was the first person I told!
  • Alyssa
    Devoted October 2019
    Alyssa ·
    All our close family and friends knew before I did because they all helped my FH plan it and they were all there when he proposed.
  • Rica
    Dedicated September 2018
    Rica ·

    I sent texts to a few important people right away and then caught others up later. My brother was first. I had promised him he'd be first after he was last to know for another family member. Then each of my parents and a few of my closest friends. I had only admitted to one friend (who lives far away and couldn't spill the secret) that I had a good idea it was coming, so I told her right away too.

    My mom was the first person I saw in person, but she already knew. My aunt was next and I got to surprise her which was fun.

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