Now that you’re engaged, you’ll want to tell everyone. Typically, parents are the first to be told before others. It’s best to tell parents in person. You may even want to have dinner together especially if they have never met your fiancé. A simple hand-written note or phone call will work well for telling other family members and friends. Some situations are sensitive and may require delicacy. In which case, knowing basic engagement announcement etiquette will be quite helpful.
Once family and friends have been notified, perhaps you may want to share the news with the public. A newspaper engagement announcement is the best way to spread the word. The engagement announcement can be turned into the newspaper approximately 4 weeks prior to the wedding. You’ll also need to have an engagement photograph taken for the newspaper.