Thirty years ago, if you wanted to share the news of your engagement, you'd post an engagement announcement in the local newspaper. But ever since the rise in popularity of social media, there's a new way to share news of your impending wedding: Instagram!
Whether you're very active on Instagram or you just post every once in awhile, this is perhaps the most exciting Instagram post you've shared so far, so take the time to plan a cute photo (or photo slideshow!) and caption. Highlight your new engagement ring, the proposal, your fiancé – whatever inspires you. If there was ever a time to make sure your Instagram captions were perfect and your photo was well-composed and not blurry, this is it! Also, if you'll be showing off your ring, this is a great time to give yourself a pretty manicure!
To help you with ideas for announcement photos and captions, we scoured Instagram to find adorable, unique ways newly engaged couples are announcing their engagements. Be inspired by the creative posts and ideas, below!
Instagram Engagement Announcement Ideas
Share the Proposal Itself
Give your Instagram followers a glimpse into the proposal by sharing a photo of the moment you said "yes!" You can either keep the caption simple, or share the story of the proposal so your friends and family can see how he put a ring on it!
Show Off That Ring!
Another way to announce your engagement is by posting a photo your loved ones certainly won't scroll past – after all, one of the first things most people want to see once you get engaged is your ring! Either post a cute caption about the proposal or you can always go with the "Does this ring make me look engaged?" line if you're at a loss for words.
Say It With a Selfie
One of the most popular ways to share the news that you got engaged is by sharing a ring selfie as well as a photo of you and your dashing fiancé(e)! If you have more than one photo you want to share with your followers, be sure to incorporate the slideshow feature!
Put It in Writing
Whether you choose to use a felt letter board, a marquee board, or any fun signage you have available, put your news in writing! Consider using quotes about engagement or a personal anecdote! Another cute engagement announcement twist is to write something cute on your palm and have your ring facing the camera so everyone can see the sparkler!
Whether your fiancé hired a professional photographer or asked a sibling or friend to take snapshots of the proposal or the aftermath, share those "just engaged" smiles right after you said yes to marrying your beloved!
A Sweet Kiss & Hand Hold
One of the sweetest ways to share your big news is by having a photo taken of you both sharing a kiss and holding hands – with the ring positioned in front of the camera of course! It's also the perfect way to share your happiness if your mascara was running after crying from tears of joy!
Include Your Child (If You Have One)
We love when people share their excitement of new beginnings with their children! This particular bride-to-be shared a ring selfie and a photo of her baby with a bib that read, "Mommy, will you marry daddy?" Cue the happy tears!
A Pet-Friendly Announcement
Let your pets break the news! Especially if your pet was part of the proposal, announce your engagement with a photo of your furry friend. Some couples opt to share the news by just posting a photo of their pet with a sign announcing the newly engaged status or engagement quotes! Photo by Alyse Michelle Images
Instagram Captions to Announce Your Engagement
Now that you have some ideas for the photos, it's time to choose a caption for your post! If you're at a loss for words, consider some of these engagement quotes and ideas that will share just how it feels to say yes to a proposal! View 10 of the best engagement captions to get your inspiration flowing, below:
- "The best thing to hold onto in life is each other." - Audrey Hepburn
- Engaged sure does have a ring to it.
- The beginning of forever.
- “When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.” - When Harry Met Sally
- The easiest “Yes” of my life!
- My person… for life.
- "I love you and that's the beginning and end of everything." - F. Scott Fitzgerald
- We’ve decided on forever.
- I love you and I like you. Let's get married! - Parks and Recreation