5 Ways to Announce Your Engagement

Spread your happy news in a way that speaks to you.
by The Knot

Congratulations, you're engaged! Once you've fully absorbed the moment with your significant other, it's time to spread the news and prepare for some major celebrations. Below, find the best ways to announce your engagement to your friends and family members (yes, even the ones who were slyly tipped off prior to the proposal and managed to keep it a secret for months).

1. Deliver the News in Person

Before word starts to spread—and it will—it's important to share your excitement with family and close friends. Nothing beats hearing the story in person, but if distance makes that next to impossible, pick up the phone and FaceTime your loved ones (they'll want to see the ring, obviously). At the very least, send a personalized text message. 

2. Post to Social Media 

Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat—pick your favorite channel (or all three) and let your engagement go viral. Photos that hint at the proposal spot or show off your new ring (don't forget to tag #theknotrings too!) are fun ways to include your family and friends in the moment. 

3. Send a Video 

If your partner hired a videographer to capture the proposal, share the highlight reel by email or post it on social media. Even a boomerang of your new ring will give this kind of announcement some sparkle.

4. Mail an Invitation

Celebrate in style with an engagement party. Your friends and family have already heard the news, so make it official with an engagement party invite (and don't forget the champagne).

5. Get It Published 

Go the old-fashioned route and submit your story to the local paper. Your grandmother will be delighted, and you'll have a keepsake for your scrapbook. And along with a newspaper announcement, submit your proposal story to How They Asked so you can share all the details on social media with your friends too. 

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