39 Not-So-Subtle Ways To Announce Your Engagement… The Last One Is Hilarious.
As we've mentioned before, December is one of the most popular times of the year to get engaged. So, it may come as no surprise to find a slew of engagement announcements flooding your news feed as we enter the new year.
As each couple is markedly different, it's fun to look at the ways in which they choose to share their big news. For some, a Facebook status change or a few private phone calls will suffice. Others take more of a creative turn and enlist the help of a professional photographer or put their DIY skills to use.
No matter which route they decide to take, we're not here to judge. We're happy for them all. According to The Knot, the average engagement lasts about 14 months. Between now and then, there's a lot of work to do. So, if you know any newly engaged couples, make sure to send them your best wishes!
For those of you who have yet to make the announcement, here's a few ideas:
Draw inspiration from your favorite films and TV shows.
Be sassy about it.
(But maybe not this fabulous...)
Sign up for a photo shoot in a style that suits you both.
Share your news live from the Happiest Place on Earth.
Post a photo of the magical moment.
It's Proposal of the Week time! 🎉 Submit yours at theknot.com/proposal (link in bio) for a chance to be featured! "I'm a cheerleader for the Oakland #Raiders. This is my 5th season on the squad and John HATES going to my games because he’s a #Colts fan. I finally got to the point where I don’t even ask him to come anymore since I know he’d rather watch the football games on TV. He has been very supportive of me and my passion for cheerleading over the years, but he was very excited when I decided that this would be my last year on the field so I could spend more time with him! For our first season home game against the Baltimore #Ravens, my parents scheduled to fly in from Hawaii to see me perform. I was really excited because the game was sold out – there were 54,000 people expected to be there! We walk out to center field and the music comes on… It’s showtime! The performance goes off perfectly without a hitch. Then we hit our final ending pose and wait for our cue to run off the field. We are standing there for a while, waiting, and I look to one of our coaches who has a big smile on her face and is looking straight at me… then time started moving in slow motion. Bruno Mars’ “I Think I Wanna Marry You” starts playing. I feel a tap on my shoulder. I look to my left. John comes up behind me with a mischievous look on his face. “Is this a dream?” I think to myself, “Why are you on the field? That’s a really nice velvet jacket!” John gets down on one knee and it hits me. “HE’S PROPOSING TO ME THE BEST WAY I COULD HAVE EVER IMAGINED!!!” I couldn’t believe it. John is more of a quiet, private person so I never would have thought that he would ask me on the field during a game. I was so surprised that instead of saying yes, I kept saying, “THANK YOU” over and over. He finally said, “So, is that a yes?” I nodded and gave him a big hug!" 💍🏈 #theknotproposals
Congratulations to @jessblackie & @rizky_m8 on your engagement late last year❤️💍 "Yesterday at sunset I asked my best friend and love of my life to marry me... With a scene I designed and built in the middle of the pine forest with the help of friends and family. We are so excited to write the next chapter of our lives" 📷: @maryhillier #engaged #engagement #engagementrings #love #beautiful #tagus #eveboutique #wedding #sunshinecoast #bride #bridal #bridemaids #congradulations
Share a heartwarming story.
for nearly eleven years my mama has shown me how to stand strong when the storm rages all around. she was graceful in grief. vulnerable in loss. and joyful through it all. she loved my daddy so deep. and while he set the foundation for our family, my mama was, and always has been, the life and the heart. so many whispered prayers, so many hoping, that one day another man would earn her love and her forever. but in her own words, she is a tough nut to crack and just a tad bit stubborn. then jeff came along. one of the kindest. most compassionate. most fiercely devoted men i have ever met. and he was not going to let her slip away. so he pursued. he lavished. he prayed. he fought for her in a way that my daddy would stand up and cheer for. and now i can finally tell the world that he asked her to be his for always. my heart can scarcely believe the goodness of my jesus. the beauty of two families marked by profound loss brought close and knit together at the exact right moment. you guys, these two? it doesn't get any better than them. and i am honored and humbled and over the moon excited to be a part of their very own brady bunch.
Share the excitement with another recently engaged friend.
Channel your inner Drake...
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Include the pets.
Use a prop.
Include a picture of the scenery.
When all else fails, just be real about it.
It feels so good having a house stocked full of groceries!! I am so thankful for having a meal plan that includes real foods! I mean heck, who doesn't love cheese??? Tomorrow is meal prep day for me! Not letting all the healthy veggies and fruits going to waste. If they are all cut up and ready to grab it makes life so much easier. I have to say as a mom it's so nice hearing my son recognize how green our cart was during grocery shopping. #buyallthecheese
at first I thought it was a joke, and I don't even know exactly what he said, but this is REAL LIFE; 💍👰 I get to spend forever with my bestest friend 😍 #CuteNikeCouple #theknot #engagedtothedetails #happilyeverafter #nikefree #bridetobe #howheasked #yateswedding2015 #proposal #happiness #loved #engagement
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