Common Questions Following Your Engagement Announcement

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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. Don’t get me wrong, we were incredibly happy with our news, but since we were the first out of all our friends and cousins (our age) to get engaged, 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!)

  1. How did he propose?

  2. Was the proposal a surprise?

  3. When’s the wedding?

  4. Have you made plans yet?

  5. 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 forget to congratulate them on reaching such a milestone!)

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!

Ladies who’ve gotten engaged before,
did people ask you the same things?

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Common Questions Following your Engagement Announcement


  1. May 16, 2017 / 12:29 pm

    It’s kinda funny how the girl has to answer to all these questions 😛 Thanks for sharing, Kim!

    • May 19, 2017 / 10:24 am

      I know, right! Some guys just don’t care about the details like girls do 😛

    • May 19, 2017 / 10:23 am

      When you get engaged someday, you’ll see what I mean hehe.

  2. May 16, 2017 / 8:40 pm

    I got those too! Congrats!

    • May 19, 2017 / 10:23 am

      Thank you!

    • May 19, 2017 / 10:25 am

      Thanks Colleen! I love proposal stories toooo!

  3. May 17, 2017 / 12:44 pm

    Haha oh the questions! I don’t think I’ll deal well with a million people asking me the same things, but I know it’s all part of the ‘after’ process. ;p


    • May 19, 2017 / 10:25 am

      Very true! I wouldn’t feel very special if it turned out that no one asked me these questions!

  4. May 17, 2017 / 12:55 pm

    It’s great that the people around you were supportive and happy about the engagement! Sending hugs and big congrats from my end as well~

    Thanks for sharing the common questions! I can suspect that a lot of people would ask these questions because I would’ve asked a few as well. I feel like people who are married probably experienced the same thing so they already know what to ask XD. At the same time, it probably feels natural to them. This made me realize that I don’t really ask that many questions unless the person decides to tell the story @___@. Now I know what to prepare for whenever I get engaged :).

    • May 19, 2017 / 10:38 am

      Aw, thanks for the hugs and congrats, Nancy!!

      I agree that people who’ve already experienced being engaged would feel more natural asking these questions!

    • May 19, 2017 / 11:22 am

      Awesome! Glad I chose the right questions!

    • May 19, 2017 / 10:53 am

      Thanks for reading! It’s quite an exciting time for me!

  5. Nina
    May 17, 2017 / 10:23 pm

    These are the common questions people usually ask and I had to answer them too, when I was getting married.

    Nina’s Style Blog

    • May 19, 2017 / 10:30 am

      Nice! Glad I got the common questions right.

  6. Rachel M
    May 17, 2017 / 10:51 pm

    It’s funny because he was more excited about sharing how he proposed than I was (I think). Not that I wasn’t happy and excited! I think he was just proud of how he pulled it off himself without me knowing.

    -Rachel @ Backcountry Petite

    • May 19, 2017 / 10:30 am

      Awww that’s soo sweet!! 😀

  7. Violette
    May 18, 2017 / 3:04 am

    That’s always the question I ask people when I hear they are engaged! So nice to know more about!

    • May 19, 2017 / 10:30 am

      Me too! Can’t wait for my friends to get engaged so I can ask them questions 🙂

  8. May 18, 2017 / 9:10 am


    Haha yes it must be funny to be asked the same questions over and over. But what an exciting time!

    Julia |

    • May 19, 2017 / 10:29 am

      Super exciting!! Thanks Julia!!

  9. May 18, 2017 / 12:08 pm

    Congratulations! I’ve never been engaged but I’m definitely keeping this in mind for the future haha

    • May 19, 2017 / 10:29 am

      Thanks Vicky 🙂

  10. Bella Skoog (Bella)
    May 18, 2017 / 12:48 pm

    I can only imagine how often these questions must pop up!

    Hugs Bella, // Instagram: bellaskoog

    • May 19, 2017 / 10:29 am

      Yes! Although, I forgot to mention, it is fun to answer them!

  11. May 19, 2017 / 6:54 am

    OH yes!! Totally the go-to questions, haha! Then after you get married it’s like, when’s the baby coming?

    Pumps and Push-Ups

    • May 19, 2017 / 10:28 am

      Hahah that sounds about right! I’ll be sure to prepare for those post-wedding questions!! Thanks Brooke!

    • May 23, 2017 / 7:08 pm

      So sweet! Thanks Kara!

    • May 23, 2017 / 7:08 pm

      Aw thank you so much!

  12. May 27, 2017 / 9:48 am

    Congratulations to you guys! Such a great step for you! And this post is just so spot on! 😉 Wishing you all the best – and of course, looking forward to the pictures 🙂

    • June 5, 2017 / 12:13 pm

      Aw thanks Becci! So sweet!

  13. May 29, 2017 / 1:12 pm

    Haha I don’t even plan on announcing I’m engaged until a week before I get married. Your post about people asking so many questions about it has strengthened my resolve. 😛

    • June 5, 2017 / 12:13 pm

      Aw, I bet a ton of people would be so excited to hear about your engagement though! But to be honest, you do you! These questions didn’t bother me at all, but it was just something I noticed I was repeating a lot!

  14. June 5, 2017 / 9:52 pm

    I hate talking about myself for prolonged periods of time, so having to answer these questions over and over again sometimes made me self conscious during our engagement. now that we are married, I can look back and say – you only get married once, so why not bask in the attention while it lasts. just be sure to reciprocate when it’s someone’s else turn! cheers!

    • June 7, 2017 / 2:32 pm

      You are absolutely and 100% totally right!! I doubt we’ll ever get this attention again, bahaha so might as well enjoy it 🙂

  15. June 7, 2017 / 3:00 pm

    Hi, Kim! Thanks for following me on Bloglovin’ (I followed you back), and congratulations on your engagement! I’ve been married for 3.5 years, and I could still remember friends and family asking the same questions when I got engaged! Some even went as far as “sending hits” about wanting to get invited to the wedding. Hahaha!

    • June 9, 2017 / 10:21 am

      Congrats on your happy marriage! Weddings are super fun (can you say, open bar?) so I see why people would be excited to get an invite! But at the end of the day, the guest list is up to you to decide, since you have to pay per person, which could get really expensive!

      • June 9, 2017 / 11:10 am

        Definitely! We had exactly 100 guests on the day of our wedding, and we only invited very close family and friends to celebrate with us to make it more meaningful. I’m grateful that neither of my parents and in-laws insisted on inviting “their” friends because they understood that it’s not their event. One less thing I didn’t have to deal with!

  16. June 24, 2017 / 12:55 pm

    First of all, Congratulations on your engagement!! Second, that ring is ABSOLUTELY gorgeous… my gosh! I’m so excited for you haha, I looooove weddings♥