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How Did You Announce Your Engagement to Co-Workers?

Most engagements occur on weekends or nights when there's plenty of time for romantic celebration, but we all have to head back to the office eventually. Yesterday we tackled considerations when it comes to announcing your nuptials at the office, which made me wonder how it works in different workplaces. How did you — or would you — share the news at your office?

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GirlOverboard GirlOverboard 7 years
Well, when my fiance and I got engaged, we were actually hiding the relationship. We met at the office and while we worked in different departments, internal dating was a big grey area at the time. The day after he proposed, we finally had a sit-down with HR, who gave us the full company viewpoint on the issue. Technically, it's in our documents as against our policies so they could fire one or both of us if it became a "problem" within the work place (read: major relationship blowout), but as long as that doesn't happen it's fine. After that, I proudly donned my ring but for the most part still didn't want to draw *too* much attention. So, after telling my closest friends and family in person, I updated my Facebook status and quietly giggled over IM about it to coworkers that congratulated the two of us. This year, our company graciously gave us our anniversary bonuses a little early this year to help us pay for our wedding costs. Combined with our bonuses from last year (literally - they're in giftcard form so we had plenty to spend) we basically got our cupcakes and wedding cake for free. :)
Spectra Spectra 7 years
I got engaged on a Friday night, so that Monday I wore my ring and showed it off to people that I knew really well. Pretty soon, almost everyone knew that I was engaged. I didn't make a HUGE deal about it though. I thought that would've been tacky.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
When it came to our engagement, I told nobody. We decided to marry very quickly after our engagement (in a matter of weeks), so I told everybody after we married. I just walked into the office, held up my ring hand, and said,"I got married over the weekend!" Yes, my co-workers were shocked. For the marriage (as opposed to the engagement), I think I needed to announce it, as I think it's more formal.
lauren lauren 7 years
All of my co-workers were already expecting it when we left for our vacation! And I agree with Shaynaleah, the ring says it all!
skigurl skigurl 7 years
i agree, i think my ring will speak for itself, and plus, no matter where i work, i always have at least a friend or two i've developed so i'm sure i'd make a point to tell them! and then word would spread
ShaynaLeah ShaynaLeah 7 years
If you're planning to wear your ring (and who isn't) then it doesn't take long in any office for word to spread. After all, you all see each other every day, and most offices (and their work) just aren't that crazy/interesting that a detail like that would go unnoticed.
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