There's a calculated step in between the proposal and mapping out your wedding plans, which is announcing your engagement to the world. Of course, it can take a three-second snap and a post on Instagram five minutes later, but if you want to do something out of the ordinary, take it from the experts in engaging the public. Here are celebrity-approved broadcasting the news to your friends and family members:
1. Formalize it with an engagement shoot.
If you have a flair for the dramatic and want everything done right, plan a post-proposal shoot with your partner. It need not be stiff, and you can even do it at the comforts of your own home. There's one authority who that has mastered this practice—the British royal family. Senior members of the royal family, in particular, tend to make unveil the details of their engagements through a photocall and short interview. Kate Middleton and Prince William posed for photos together at Buckingham Palace.
2. Lock him in.
Engagements don't always have to be serious affairs. Inject some humor into your announcement by implying that you've locked him in or that you've made a good catch. Sarah Geronimo gave use the perfect example when she strategically flaunted her ring while putting now-husband Matteo Guidicelli in a choke hold in not just one, but two silly photos.
3. Do it live.
While making engagement announcements through social media has become the norm, it's always still novel to tell your loved ones face to face. Mikee Morada made it a family affair and included Alex Gonzaga's parents in the proposal plan during a trip to Hong Kong earlier this year.
4. Jot it down,
Nothing says “We're engaged!” than those two words written down. You can get creative by writing down on the sand, on a chalkboard, or using Scrabble tiles. You can also try out different words. If you have money to spare, then you can take a page out of Kimye's book and have the words spelled out on a JumboTron or billboard.
5. Show off your sparkler.
If you're a person of few words and want to make the announcement as quick and painless as possible, break the happy news with a classic diamong ring selfie. This was what baseball player Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez resorted to when he proposed on the beach in March 2019. It was the perfect opportunity to show off the impressive 20-carat emerald-cut diamond ring he gifted the Jenny From the Block singer.
6. Make it unique to you and your partner.
Divulge a little bit about the background of the proposal story in your post. Joyce Pring announced her engagement to Juancho Trivino months after it actually took place. She spread the word through a no-fuss photo of her left hand, engagement ring intact, over a Bible. In her caption, she revealed that before Juancho proposed in Boracay, the two were already taking pre-marital counseling at church.
7. Have a hand to hold.
If you're still reeling from the excitement of getting proposed to and are scrambling for a quick way to announce the news to the world, then grab your fiance's hand and flaunt that ring. When Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney almost tied the knot in 2015, the Born This Way singer posted a black and white photo of her hand in his.
8. Seal it with a kiss.
What sweeter way than to announce that you and the love of your life are tying the knot with a photo against a stunning scenery paired with a romantic kiss? It's simple, classy, yet not overdone. When Richard Gutierrez asked long-time partner Sarah Lahbati for her hand in marriage three years ago, they shared the special moment in Switzerland with their millions of followers shortly after. No caption necessary for this type of announcement—the photo will say it all.
9. Make it visual.
If you or your partner are creative and possess exceptional video editing skills, then consider telling the story of the proposal through a clip of it actually taking place. This will save you the trouble of having to re-tell the story over and over again, while giving your loved ones a glimpse at the intimate moment the groom-to-be dropped down on one knee. Known for documenting their travels and time together, Erwan Heussaff compiled a travel video of his and Anne Curtis' New York and Connecticut trip, which culminated with his proposal in the woods.
10. Send out cards.
If you're old-fashioned and enjoy the conventional, you can hit two birds with one stone and reveal the news while inviting your nearest and dearest to an engagement party. Send out personalized invites that break the news similar to the adorable wedding invites Martine Cajucom Ho had designed for her wedding. It's extra but it's unique.