How to Announce Your Engagement on Instagram Like a Celebrity
Find out how your favorite celebs (from Lauren Conrad to Gabrielle Union) announced their new relationship status on Instagram.
Admit it: Scrolling through your Instagram feed—and checking up on those celebrity profiles—is probably a morning, afternoon, and nightly ritual. Now that you're engaged, why not combine your love for 'grams and celebs to make your announcement? Let these engaged and married celebrities, whose adorable Instagrams garner thousands of likes, help you stage the perfect Insta that announces your engagement and your new diamond ring. Go on, show the world and rake in those coveted likes—and maybe even a couple of comments. #LetsBreak100
A Car Selfie
As Pitch Perfect costars Anna Camp and Skylar Astin proved, nothing says "cute and casual" like a selfie of you and your future hubby in the car (and don't forget to flash your newly-frosted left hand in the process).
The classic overhead shot of your new bling is a tried-and-true approach. Pro tip: Make sure to wear some other cute jewelry, like LC's delicate ring or a simple bracelet for an especially chic Instagram.
A well-positioned hand on a giant slice of pizza, a la Cher Lloyd, can bring you from the dreaded 10 likes, to the safety of 11.
Strategic Hand Placement
Go the elegant route with a perfectly placed hand on your man's arm like Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Jason Statham. This position says, "I don't want to be too obvious about showing off my ring, but let's be real: Everyone wants to get a good look at it, so here you go."
Hand on the Chin Move
And if you are the more subtle type, casually rest your chin on your left hand as Ashley Tisdale did, to show off the ring on your finger, without being too obvious about it.
Emmy Rossom never officially announced her engagement herself, but we think this post says it all. Disguise the Instagram as a cute solo shot and see who notices the GIANT ROCK ON YOUR FINGER.
A sweet photo of you and your guy holding hands will always generate likes, even if you're not Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade. But, this special occasion calls for an extremely zoomed-in version of said photo, focusing on your left ring finger.
The Jump and Gaze
Make like Julianne Hough and jump into your fiancé's arms while staring lovingly at your outstretched left hand that happens to be sporting a new piece of bling.
Classic Kiss Seflie
Take a cue from Eva Longoria, and plant a giant kiss on your new fiancé, while making sure you place your left hand on his cheek, neck, or head in full view of the camera lens.
Post a selfie video of you celebrating with your hubby-to-be like Jade Roper did with her now-husband Tanner Tolbert. With the new Instragram update, you'll be able to see all the video views, not just the likes!
Throw What You Know
Just like Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka, throw up your left hand, with the ring in full view of course, add in a gorgeous sunset, and you're good to go.
Enlist the Help of Your Kids
Everyone loves an adorable baby photo, so why not make it double as an engagement announcement? Jena Malone of Hunger Games revealed she was engaged to Ethan DeLorenzo in the cutest way—with the help of their baby baby! The Instagram photo featured the newborn, Ode, and his mom's new diamond ring on her finger. "One day, after all the youthful rushing quiets in your heart, you realize there's nothing more you need," Malone wrote. "Nothing more you want to achieve than to build your life around love. And oh the things we will get to build together. I couldn't be happier. I love you Ethan. #isaidyes".