Before you jump on social media and share it with everyone you’ve ever met, it’s worth it to pause and take a deep breath. It won’t be any less exciting if you consider a few things before you post it on social media.
First, let’s look at the things you SHOULDN’T do.
Your friends that aren’t there yet don’t want it rubbed in their face. Be happy, but don’t be a braggart. This isn’t a competition. It’s about love, right?
It doesn’t matter if you already talked about it, or if you even shopped for rings. If you share with your friends privately, that’s completely understandable. Don’t, however, post it on social media ANYWHERE. Don’t take any light away from the moment it ACTUALLY happens.
Pro Tip: Consider a quick manicure, at home or professional, before you snap photos of the ring to share.
Now, let’s look at what you SHOULD do…
Enjoy the moment
They asked!!! You said YES! It’s really real. It’s happening and you are so filled with excitement and love you feel like you could burst. Don’t waste this moment worrying about exactly how to word your Facebook post, or which Instagram filter to use. Be in the moment.
At the very least, if at all possible, your immediate family should be told face-to-face. Personal notification is especially important if there are children involved. If this isn’t possible, phone calls are the next best thing.
Choose your wording carefully
You are so excited to share this and you can’t wait for the big day. Something to consider, however, is that your 500+ friends on social media probably won’t be getting an invite. So, don’t insinuate that they will all be included.
Respond to everyone
Even just a quick “thanks” to each person who comments and sends their well wishes is worth it. Make sure everyone knows that you appreciate their love and support.
Pro Tip: Share your chosen wedding hashtag as soon as you decide on one. Everything that is wedding related can use it, so you can easily see the entire timeline. Dress shopping, flower shopping, celebrating with friends and especially the big day can all be found in one place by simply using a single hashtag.