If you’re interested in learning more about engagement announcements dos and don’ts, this blog post is for you! Engaged Houston, and the surrounding areas, Madera Estates is here to help! We are an optional all-inclusive wedding venue located at 3201 N Frazier St, Conroe, TX 77303.
Congratulations On Your Engagement!
The day you’ve been dreaming of is finally here – you’re engaged! It’s only natural to want to shout it from the rooftops (or on literally every social media platform) and formally announce that the question has been popped. We know you #JustSaidYes and are dying to post every last detail to Facebook and Instagram but there are a few things to consider before sharing the good news.
As with most things, there is no do-over button so it’s important to get your engagement announcement right the first time. Whether you and your partner are thinking of something more traditional or choosing something a little more unique, having a set of guidelines to avoid a possible fiasco could be a real lifesaver.
Easier said than done, right? Don’t fret – Madera Estates has got you covered! We are a luxury wedding venue based out of Conroe, TX and we make wedding dreams come true. As an engaged Houston couple, it’s never too early to start looking for your perfect wedding venue! Our Spanish & European-inspired event space, elegant suites, and beautiful grounds are the picture-perfect place to host any celebration. With years of experience helping engaged Houston couples celebrate their special day, we are dedicated to providing you with everything you need to tie the knot worry-free.
But before those wedding bells ring, read on to learn more about engagement announcement dos and don’ts.
Don’t Forget To Share The Happy News With Loved Ones First
There’s no doubt you are over the moon about your engagement and can hardly contain your excitement. You’re going to spend the rest of your life with the person you love – of course, you’re ecstatic! While the urge to spread this news far and wide will be tempting, your loved ones should hear it from you first. The last thing you would want is for a loved one to feel hurt or left out because they were the last ones to learn about your engagement or they found out through secondhand sources.
If you can’t meet with a close family member or friend in person to give them the good news, a phone or video call could work as a substitute. So don’t let your engagement announcement be a sad note on what should otherwise be a joyous event. Remember to make it a priority to tell your loved ones before you share your engagement with anyone else.
Do Post Your Announcement On Social Media
Once you’ve told your loved ones about your engagement, you’re now free to share the news on social media. There is no right or wrong way to do this but if you’re interested in following current trends, posting pictures of the engagement ring as well as proposal photos is the way to go. There are also plenty of hashtags out there that you can add to your engagement posts: #JustSaidYes, #engaged, #proposal, #BrideToBe, #FutureMrs, to name a few. Social media is a great way to share your engagement with all the people in your life with just the click of a button. Don’t forget that this is social media so be prepared for everyone, and we mean everyone, to see your announcement. With that in mind, choose your social media platforms carefully and keep in mind who is able to see and respond to your announcement beforehand.
Don’t Go Overboard Sharing Your Wedding Details
We all know how easy it can be to accidentally overshare on social media (it’s okay, we all do it sometimes). While your family and friends will be thrilled about your engagement announcement and may want the occasional update, they might easily be overwhelmed if you share every last detail. You will have to find a happy medium and decide how much sharing is oversharing.
A good rule of thumb is to keep things short, sweet, and to the point. Posts that include engagement and wedding details such as time, place, date, and special moments are generally going to be well received as opposed to a 1000-word wall of text on Facebook. Don’t feel pressured to share details you aren’t comfortable with, such as the price of your engagement ring. Try to only share the big moments and keep the small ones between you, your significant other, and with family or friends in private.
Do Respond To Your Well Wishers
With all the excitement and well wishes pouring in on social media, it can become overwhelming very quickly. However, a simple acknowledgment can go a long way on your part. Many of these people will likely be attending your wedding and only wish to congratulate you and your significant other. Consider setting aside some time to thank those that are happy for you and want to celebrate your joy.
Don’t Forget To Send Formal Engagement Announcements
While social media is an amazing way to share moments of your life with those closest to you, it just doesn’t have the same effect as a formal engagement announcement. Some of your close family members might be looking forward to finding one of your lovely announcements in the mail – or, since we live in the digital age, their email. With a digital engagement announcement, you also have the bonus option of adding a video of the proposal or a slideshow of photos. Whether you opt for print or digital, sending formal engagement announcements will make your engagement feel all the more real and special for you as a couple and to your loved ones as well.
Do Have Fun With It!
This is your engagement announcement, after all. You should get to have a little fun with it! You can keep it traditional with a modern twist of your own or get creative and do something uniquely you. Whatever you choose, it should be genuine and reflect you both as a couple. Yes, you’re announcing your engagement to those closest to you and want them to share your joy but it’s also your moment to shine. So shine on, savor your moment, and have fun!
Say Your “I Do’s” at Madera Estates!
Your engagement announcement is your chance to share your life-changing news with your family and friends in a way that brings all the people you love most together in celebration. This moment should feel just as magical as the proposal and luckily, with these engagement announcement dos and don’ts, you’ll have no problem finding the perfect way to tell the world your happy news. Speaking of happy news, we have some to share with you too! We found the perfect wedding venue for engaged Houston couples – that’s right, it’s Madera Estates!
From our optional all-inclusive packages, rentals, photo booth, party packages, catering, and more, we have everything you need for the happiest day of your life to also be the most stress-free day of your life! As the premier wedding venue for engaged Houston couples, Madera Estates “will do” our absolute best for you and your “I do’s”!
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