An engagement is such an exciting time for a couple, not to mention a huge step in a relationship. However, many people are at a loss as to how to announce such a special moment to their family and friends. Here we have gathered some creative ideas to announce your big moment to those most important in your life.

Personalized photo card- This is a personal way to announce your engagement, and there are many fun ways to execute it. Announce it including your favorite furry pet, a candid photo of the precious moment, or a photo of you two holding a tied knot with a view of the engagement ring. This is a sentimental way to tell your friends and family through a memorable keepsake. Snail mail not your style? Post one of these photos to your social media to spread the word in a timelier manner. Check out more creative photo announcements here.

Make a special toast- If you have friends and family living locally, this would be an awesome opportunity to throw a get together and announce your engagement in person. Make a toast to all your loved ones, and this will also give you a chance to tell the proposal story to everyone. Your loved ones will appreciate the chance to congratulate you in person, and to see the beautiful ring.

Recreate a movie poster- Take a photo of you two recreating your favorite movie poster. This is a cute, creative way to announce your engagement that people will remember for years to come. We love this recreation of Mr. & Mrs. Smith.

Customized desserts- Have special desserts made with your initials on them to announce your upcoming nuptials, and deliver them to your loved ones. See how long it takes for them to catch on to the exciting news.

Film the engagementLooking to go viral? A video on how your groom proposed is a unique way to announce your engagement that will make your loved ones feel like they were with you in that moment, not to mention a super creative proposal may be likely to gain high exposure on the internet. Watch some of our favorite video proposals here.