With social media feeds, status updates, and good old fashioned snail mail, there are plenty of fun and creative ways to announce your engagement. You may have seen the tried and true ring close up photos and coffee mug shots with the caption, “Does this ring make me look engaged?” You could choose one of those, but before you change your status to “engaged” on Facebook and post your ring selfie on Instagram, scroll through these engagement announcement ideas for some fresh inspiration.
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#1 Crown and Glory
Photo via Anna Sheffield
Here’s a cute twist on the typical ring
selfie, where the engagement ring is worn as a crown and a “Yes” is displayed
at the top. The announcement is simple, but the message is undeniable.
#2 Play on Words
Mug by Rue 544
If you just have to have a coffee mug ring selfie, choose a clever mug like
this one. The play on words and whimsical artwork will get your message across
in a way that doesn’t overshadow your ring.
#3 Save-the-date Win
Photo via Reddit
You could send traditional save-the-date
announcements or you could post a photo of your library check-out slip like the
original poster of this photo did. It’s not only a clever way to announce your
engagement/wedding, but it’s a unique way to tell your love story.
#4 Draw the Moment
Photo via Bored Panda
If you’re an artist or know someone who is,
you could have your engagement moment drawn. Leave the caption blank and let
the picture tell the story.
#5 Fur Family
Photo by The Daily Tay
If you and your fiancé are animal lovers, include your furry (or scaly, feathery…) friends in the engagement announcement. Place their paws on your hands, have a pet wear a sign announcing the good news, or record a video of your parrot saying, “They’re engaged!” Okay, that last one might not be as easy, but it would be awesome, no?
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Looking for more fresh inspiration for your wedding? We should talk!