We live in an age of digital over-sharing, thanks in part to social apps like Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, Facebook...
But when it comes to memorable life milestones such as an engagement it's important to not let your excitement get the better of you.
Here's what to be mindful of when shouting out about your decision to marry.
DISCUSS WHAT YOU'LL SHARE WITH YOUR PARTNER
You might be Insta-mad, but your to-be-hubby might not be overjoyed that the news of you two being hitched is rapidly being 'liked' by one and all. Be sure to discuss what you'll be posting where – and when – before you hit 'publish'.
Remember the good days of phone calls and in-person visits? It's time to go old school. Tell your nearest and dearest about your life decision in a personal way. It'll further enhance the special time for you, and they will feel touched that you've made the time to inform them the proper way.
RING IT IN
While a snap of your engagement ring is always adored, there's no need to go mad on discussing the style, carats, or cost. People would rather hear about your engagement story and the love you share than the materialistic element.
WEDDING DAY DETAILS
You might have been planning your nuptials for decades, but as you'll soon discover, the process of planning a wedding (and the costs involved) can change the way you thought your 'perfect' wedding would look. Hold the event details for the save-the-dates or invitations – likely to be months if not a year down the track. Now is the time to simply enjoy being engaged.