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The Do's & Don'ts of Announcing Your Engagement

The moment you get engaged, you want to shout it from the mountaintops.

And hey, we get it! Maybe you've been waiting for this moment for a long time, or maybe it was a complete surprise. Either way, announcing your engagement is an art form that needs to be done tastefully! Here are some of the do's & don'ts of announcing your new fiancé/e status.

The Sadie and The I Do

Rings: The Sadie, The I Do

DO savor the moment between you and your sweetheart!

After all, this is a huge milestone for the both of you. While you may want to immediately snap a #ringselfie and send it to the group chat, refrain from hopping on to your phone just yet. Take your photo, but afterwards tuck your phone away and spend some real quality time with your new fiancé/e! Bask in the moment and cherish every second of this magical day.

Woman's left hand wearing The Princess and The Emma

Rings: The Princess, The Emma

DON'T post to social media before telling your closest loved ones.

While the photos may be edited and ready to post, don't open up Instagram or Facebook just yet. The closest people in your life deserve to find out directly from you first, and not through social media. Even if you can only video chat with them, make the time to personally seek them out and tell the good news yourself. Trust us, they'll appreciate it.

The Scarlett and The Zoey

Rings: The Scarlett, The Zoey

DO consider an engagement-moon.

You're only engaged for a short amount of time, so it's only right to celebrate it! In addition to your honeymoon, the engagement-moon is a trip we recommend all couples take. This is a specific vacation to spend together as fiancés, so don't miss out on it. The engagement-moon also doesn't have to be anything huge (save that for the honeymoon!), so even a staycation in the next town over will be more than special. Check out our post on why you should take an engagement-moon for more details!

Note:  Please adhere to your local, state, and federal regulations for travel during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Woman's left hand wearing The One and Only and The Mia

Rings: The One and Only, The Mia

DON'T over-post on social media.

We know you're excited (and we are too!), but the last thing anyone likes is someone who overshares, or worse – brags. Keep it tasteful and limit yourself to a few select posts. If you have lots of photos you want to share, rather than making separate posts for each of them, combine all your pictures into one slideshow post. Don't forget to use the hashtag #ModGentsCouples when posting your engagement photos or #ModGentsRings for ring selfies – we'd love to see them!

The Evermore set

Rings: The Evermore

DO purchase affordable wedding bands!

By now, you've realized just how expensive getting married can be. Instead of starting your marriage with a mountain of debt, save some money and opt for inexpensive & affordable wedding bands. Modern Gents is challenging the wedding industry by offering engagement rings and wedding bands (for both you and your sweetheart) that look & shine like real diamonds but are only a fraction of the cost! Shop the full collection here – we guarantee there will be something you both fall in love with! 

Woman's left hand wearing The Bliss set on ring finger
Rings: The Bliss