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Photo: Amos Shin Photography

Just engaged? Congrats! Now it’s time to spread the word to your nearest and dearest and let them share in your happy news.

Here are our top tips for making the big announcement.


Tell Your VIPs Right Away
The question has been popped, you’ve said yes, the ring is firmly placed on your finger, now what? Take a few private moments to revel in the joy, then pick up the phone and start dialing! You’ll want to let the most important people in your life know as soon as possible, usually that means parents, siblings, and close family members and friends.

Social Media
It’s the modern day equivalent of “shouting it from the rooftops!” After you’ve called your nearest and dearest, take to Instagram to share a photo and your engagement story with the world.

Throw a Party
Your family members or friends may want to throw you an engagement party to formally announce and celebrate your engagement. This is a great way to get your two families together in a happy setting – especially if they haven’t formally met yet.

Wedding Website
Your wedding website is a great space to share your entire proposal story with your family members and friends. Just be sure to only share your wedding website address with those who are actually invited to the wedding.

Photo Shoot
You can use your engagement photos to create engagement announcements or to use on your wedding website. We love the idea of having your photo shoot in the very spot where you got engaged (if you can), to relive the happy moment. Looking for a photographer? Check out WeddingWire’s Vendor Reviews to find one in your area!