Yippee! You're finally engaged! But now the big question is who to tell next.
We're going to assume the bride's parents already know, because forsaking an extremely valid
reason such as the bride hasn't spoken to them in years, any true gentleman will ask the
brides parents first.
So who do you tell next? Well any kids involved come first. If you
or your mate has any kids from a previous relationship, they should be your first priority
as they are the one getting a new stepparent.
Next you must choose between parents and friends.
If your parents like your mate and you're sure they will approve, then by all means call and
share the news. It is best to tell one set at a time and allow them to express their emotions
freely. If your parents are already great friends, then feel free to tell them together.
The decision is really up to you. Regardless, how you tell your parents is dependent on how
well you know each other's parents and they know you and whether it will be a joyous
occasion or the start of WWIII. If you parents don't approve of you mate, for whatever
reason, you probably want to break the news on your own.
Now that the family is out of the
way, it's time to share the news with your friends. So go and shout it from the rooftop and
tell everyone you know about your great news.