When Dan and I first announced our engagement to friends, family and co-workers, we felt super anxious because we had never been the center of attention before. Not to mention, we were the first out of all our friends and cousins (our age) to get engaged, so we weren’t sure how people would react. Luckily, everyone had positive reactions. After the hugs and cheering, we noticed the same string of questions that popped up.
You might be thinking, why am I sharing these questions with you?
Well, sometimes my mind goes blank and I begin to stutter when lots of people are looking at me and asking a ton of personal questions. I don’t know why, but that’s just the way I am! So if you are anything like me and hate being put on the spotlight, this post should help you prepare for when you announce your engagement someday. After all, no one likes a surprise interview!
Without fail, these are the most common questions that people asked.
(By the way, no one seemed to ask Dan any questions, so future grooms, you are off the hook!)
How did he propose?
Was the proposal a surprise?
When’s the wedding?
Have you made plans yet?
Can I see the ring?
From my observation, people who were married, such as my aunts and uncles, had the most questions and enthusiasm. Whereas some of my single friends weren’t sure what to say or how to react.
If you are single or not sure how to react, these questions are a great starting point! (Also, don’t be rude, remember to say congratulations!)
Now that you have an idea of which questions will be asked, you can give them some thought and answer confidently before you announce in front of a crowd. In the end, honesty is the best policy, so answer truthfully!