After Mr. Funnel Cake proposed to me, the first soul I told about being engaged was my HR manager the next morning. Touching, right? I needed to let them know I wouldn’t be deported and that they could extend my contract without immigration issues.
Mr. Funnel Cake was a bit funny about the engagement though…he kind of wanted to keep it a secret. Obviously telling my HR was mandatory so I could keep working, but Mr. Funnel Cake wanted to keep our special news between us.
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It only took a couple days at work before the excitement bubbled over and I let some colleagues know I was engaged. By the end of the week, I was dying to tell our parents.
I phoned mama Funnel Cake and told her the happy news and she was very pleased for us—she wanted to start planning immediately! The flood of question began: When are we getting married? In what country? Where will the ceremony be? Where do we want the reception? Who are we having in our bridal party? Who should cater?
Needless to say, I was totally unprepared for the onslaught of questions when we’d only been engaged for six short days. Immediately I felt overwhelmed by the stress of planning what would be the largest event of my and Mr Funnel Cake’s life and part of me wished I had listened to him and kept it under wraps longer as the storm of planning emails began.
But after we told our families, Mr Funnel Cake was still oddly secretive about the engagement. He just wouldn’t tell his friends or coworkers. When I pressed him about why he was keeping it a secret, he admitted that he wasn’t even sure why exactly he didn’t want to tell people. He would even think about sharing the news, hesitate, and then hold his tongue. He thought maybe it was just something selfish about keeping me and our love to himself. After he admitted this, he finally opened up to friends and coworkers and then everyone we knew shared in the good news.
How long did it take you to break the news about your engagement?