My sister decided to announce that she and her DP had gotten engaged at my 21st birthday... I was not impressed..... especially when no one liked the guy at all
She had 18 months to mail them.
I agree. It is rude.
When we found out I was pregnant and the time came to tell. I was busting to tell people. But we had my uncles 50th to go to. Dad promised me not to say anything and I didn't (I wouldnt of anyway).
Then a few weeks later we told people.
About a week after that we had my cousins engagement party to go to. Everyone kept asking me about the pregnancy and I just politely voided the conversation so I didnt outshine their day.
Yes I think it's rude. We recently went to an engagement party when I was 12 weeks pregnant. Not many people knew I was pregnant and I didn't want to announce it at their special event and tried to hide my bump. A few people found out, but I made the effort not to make a big thing of it.
Yep, it's rude.
My toe rag SIL had to announce her wedding date/venue on our anniversary. Tacky.
I must be a major odd one out. I think it's an overreaction to worry about things like this. A special event is a gathering for a large group of people to get together. They are often family. It's a compltely appropriate place to discuss something as a new engagement or whatever.
I wouldn't do it because I have nothing to announce lol, but if I was holding an event and somebody else had some really special and exciting news I can honestly say I'd be nothing short of over the moon for them. I'm not big on attention, I don't see gatherings as the whole "my day" thing.
Stiflers Mom (13-04-2012)
Yep, that's just plain RUDE. I can understand her possible excitment about her upcoming wedding, but its for a wedding in 2013!
I was confirmed 9wks preg at my sister's wedding (after a miscarriage) and is the first baby on both sides, but managed to keep that to myself...... it was their day - not mine to spoil with my stuff.
ETA My Mum realised later that I had been pregnant at the wedding (and bursting to tell particularly after the miscarriage earlier in the year. She thanked me privately as she recognised why I'd been quiet, that I was respecting their special day.
Last edited by BluePixie; 13-04-2012 at 14:16. Reason: update
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