Wedding Planning

10 Creative Ways to Announce Your Engagement

Getting engaged is an incredible moment that both you and your partner will never forget. After the shock, tears and excitement have worn off a bit, it’s time to share your exciting news with the world. And what better way to do so than on social media. Gone are the days of calling your family and friends to tell them you’ve got engaged, today it’s as easy as snapping a few photos or a video and with a few clicks, your entire social media following will know your exciting news. Here are some creative ways to announce your engagement – both on social media and in person!

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1. It’s all about the story

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Whether you get engaged on a beach or at Disneyland, sharing elements of your proposal in a photo is an excellent way to share your story. It can be difficult to tell the entire story in one photo, so use the caption to sum everything up.

2. Candid moments

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Whether you hire a lurking photographer or try to set up a hidden camera yourself, capturing the moment is often the last thing on anyone’s mind. If you are lucky enough to have your special moment captured, use these images to announce your engagement.

3. Show off your ring

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One of the easiest ways to announce your engagement is by showing off your ring. Words are often not needed to explain what that ring on your left ring finger means. It’s as simple as finding a pretty background and snapping a quick pick on your phone.

4. Get creative

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If sharing your ring is a bit too simple for you, think outside of the box and do something creative. A play on words or smartly adding ‘Mrs’ to everyday things like your Starbucks cup is an awesome way to announce you’re going to get hitched.

5. Use a hashtag

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We live in the world of hashtags so why not use a few when announcing your engagement. Hashtags like ‘#ISaidYes’, ‘#HeProposed’, ‘#Engaged’ and ‘#GettingMarried’, accompanied by a photo of your choice can say plenty. Remember that using a hashtag will also allow anyone searching for that hashtag to see your photos.

6. Throw a party

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Before announcing your engagement to anyone, why not invite your friends and family to a party where you can make your special announcement. It’s a great way of sharing your moment with those that you love most in person while having good food, wine, and loads of love.

7. Let your kids do it for you

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If you and your partner have kids together, allow them to share the news with your friends and family. Whether they wear a T-shirt saying ‘mom and dad are getting married’ or you share a photo of them with the ring, including your entire family is a special thing.

8. Include your engagement destination

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Plenty of couples get engaged in beautiful destinations, but rarely take advantage of its beauty as part of their engagement announcement. Whether you hire a photographer and do an engagement shoot or snap a few beautiful pics of you and your partner in your stunning surroundings, use the exotic location to your advantage. You can then use those photos and share them on social media.

9. Change your status

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If you wish to avoid all the hype of posting a photo on social media, why not just simply change your Facebook status to engaged. This way your friends and family will still be able to see your news without sharing any details of your private and special moment.

10. Involve your furry family

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Pets are like family so why wouldn’t you include them in your engagement announcement. Dress them up and include them in your engagement shoot allowing them to tell the world that their humans are getting married.

Image Credit: Scott Webb