In life, we experience many life-changing events. Only a few of them, we cherish for the rest of our days. One of those remarkable events is engagement to our significant others.
During the proposal, we feel ecstatic and over the Moon. When the initial shock fades off and the dust finally settles, the time to break the news to the family, friends, and colleagues comes.
The possibilities for announcing your engagement to the world are endless. Why not make the announcement in different ways to let your immediate and extended family, friends, and people from work know? Here are some ideas.
Emotional Social Media Posts
Before social media, people used to announce their engagements in the local newspapers. Today, social media has replaced newspapers.
While most like sharing videos, others like to keep some things private. If you’re one of them, you can put your deepest emotions into words. Announce your engagement online to your social media followers through a post.
You can use your engagement pictures taken by a professional photographer if you have them. If not, maybe a friend or a family member was present during the proposal and made a few quick snaps of the romantic gesture. Then, write a sweet and short post to pair it up with the photos. Since you’ll be posting it on social media, now is a good time to make use of appropriate hashtags. For example, #ISaidYes, #Engaged, #GettingMarriedSoon, and #SaveTheDate are the most common ones.
Business Communication Channels
Have you worked online throughout the pandemic? If yes, you probably used various communication channels. That’s how you fostered private and professional relationships.
If you want to spread the news to your coworkers, then you can do it through the channel. With social media posts, you can be as informal and casual as you want. Since your superiors are also in this message chain, you’ll have to write an official announcement.
You have to mention the wedding date if you’re planning on inviting them to your wedding. In case you don’t have it yet, try to narrow it down at least to a year or a month. Your coworkers and the management will have enough time to organize the workflow before, during, and after the nuptials. Check out the internal communication examples for ideas.
Is there any chance your boyfriend, now fiancée, filmed the proposal? If yes, why not use it to make a heart-warming video as the announcement?
During the social distancing, TikTok rose to fame. It’s not known what users love more — watching or creating videos. With plenty of music clips and filters at your disposal, you can create original video content announcing you’re taking your relationship to the next level.
If you prefer Instagram, you can give your followers a sneak peek with a story or boomerang. Show them the romantic atmosphere, or the flower arrangement. It’ll be enough to keep them on the edge of their seats until you share your video. The video can show your relationship timeline with photos from anniversaries. At its end, show the engagement ring or a short clip of you saying YES to the love of your life.
Engagement photos have multiple purposes. Firstly, the photos will serve as the sweetest memories of one of the happiest days of your life. Secondly, you have the opportunity to get out of your sweatpants into a fancy dress, put some makeup on and make memories in a photoshoot.
Thirdly, you can get creative with the theme. Pinterest contains plenty of ideas for your engagement photos. From locations, themes, to clothes and poses. If you can’t decide on one theme, choose two or more. This way you’ll be able to use them for engagement online and wedding announcements, bridal shower, and bachelorette and bachelor parties. Also, you can post different photos across your social media and announce your engagement in a unique way.
Most people like to pop a question at family dinners or parties with all their dearest and nearest present. In some countries, this is impossible because social distancing is still strictly recommended.
Nonetheless, with Live features on social media, you can share the news with them. Share a story or a post letting them know when you’ll be going live. Mention a specific time and date to avoid any confusion. You can even post a few teasers, such as the photos of the proposal spot or the ring box. Then, go live and break the wonderful news to everyone!
This is a great way to celebrate your future nuptials because you get to see reactions and hear congratulations in real-time.
The happiness you feel after saying YES to your better half significantly increases when you share the news with your loved ones. Thanks to the Internet and social media, you can now announce your engagement online in a creative way. Whichever way you choose, one thing is guaranteed — you’ll have a memory of that day forever.
Morgan Rose Elliott is an aromatherapist, yoga instructor, animal lover, a happily married mother of three. She enjoys reading biographies and writing poems, sunny days on the beach and any shape and form of vanilla. Crazy about the ’80s, her favorite band is Duran Duran (although kids prefer Franz Ferdinand, and the husband Blink182) and she is obsessed with Netflix original Stranger things.