Congratulations! You’ve got your dream ring, and now it’s time to let the world know! But before you let the world know you should probably let your family and friends know first.


If you’ve decided to have a private engagement, that means you either have a whole mess of people who have no clue what just happened or a handful of people on the edge of the seat waiting on that “guess what just happened” phone call. Either way, this is probably something you want to share with your family and friends, let alone anyone who will listen because, it’s exciting news!


However, it doesn’t mean you need to call you family and friends the minute after it happens. Take a few minutes (or more!) to soak in the moment just the two of you. There is no pressure to spill the beans immediately. If you were on a trip and you want to wait until you get back, then wait. If you want to take a few days before you tell anyone, wait a few days. The most important thing is you tell who you want, when you are ready, and you tell them before making it public news.


Make sure you’ve considered everyone you need to tell before going public with the news. This may be parents, siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and/or friends. Think about it the opposite way, if this person had big news to share, would you want to know about it before reading it on Facebook? If so, then you should do them the same courtesy.


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