Engagement Etiquette in the Age of Social Media
by: Shannon Lochwood
Getting engaged is so exciting, and, of course, the two of you will want to tell everyone! There will be tons of congratulations and questions about your big day…your social media pages also will be a flurry of messages and posts. In the wired world, engagements are one of the biggest events…and with good reason! This is the beginning of your new life together, and the engagement is only the tip of the excitement.
But before you pop the question—if you haven’t already--and then announce the big news, prepare how you will tell your loved ones and friends. Like so many momentous milestones in life, an engagement’s joy and happiness also holds a few tips and rules of etiquette. While the happiness of the moment will make you want to burst out and tell everyone…be sure to keep a few things in mind:
After telling the parents, let the news be announced to close family and friends. This includes individuals with whom you are both close. Good friends should hear the news from the two of you…not social media.
Your engagement marks an incredible milestone in your relationship and your life. The two of you are embarking on the journey to happily-ever-after, and sharing the big news is a must! Just remember to tell your family before you load up your Instagram, Facebook and Twitter accounts with pictures and announcements. After your loved ones are in the know, have fun and let the world know!