You’re engaged! You want to shout it from the rooftops! This is more than okay as long as you don’t know anyone within earshot and the surrounding area doesn’t have any kind of noise ordinance. You will want those closest to you to hear the news in a personal way. To make it special, consider the following:
– Share the news in person, if possible, with those that should know first – close family, your chosen wedding party and other close friends. If an in-person meeting isn’t possible, call them as soon as you can or send a personalized note sharing the news before it becomes common knowledge.
– Avoid obnoxious or inappropriate posts on social media. You have every right to be happy, but consider the permanency of the Internet, and share your news in a tasteful, mature way.
– Less is more! Keep it short and sweet. We have all read those blogs that highlight what the most annoying Facebook posts are, and many of them come from those who divulge way too much detail on such a public forum. Your relationship is private, and the intimate details should be kept private. Don’t let your excitement get the best of your better judgment.
Most importantly, enjoy this thrilling time in your life! Your engagement should be exciting, and sharing it with the special people in your life is almost as great as the engagement itself…almost!