6 Tips for Creating an Amazing Engagement Announcement Video

Moira West


Congratulations! You’re engaged! Want a fun and creative way to share the news about your pending nuptials? Find out how you can use your pictures and video clips to easily make a cry-worthy, joy-inducing, engagement announcement video.

Tips for announcing your engagement with video

Tell Your Story

Create a visual walk through your history as a couple. Include where you met, your first date, and any other big milestones. Check out our Engagement Slideshow template to see how you can craft a story using a few photos and text.

Share the big moment

Build up to the big news then drop in a text slide say, “We’re engaged!” or “She said yes!” Finish up the video with pictures of the moment the future groom (or bride!) popped the question, and don’t forget to include their significant other’s reaction.

Add the date

If you know when you’d like to get married, you can let your engagement announcement double as a save-the-date video. Take a look at our list or save-the-date and video wedding invitation ideas, or just start with our eye-catching Save the Date template.

Create a look that fits your personalities

Mix and match Animoto’s styles, fonts, and colors to create a video that’s uniquely you. Use the exciting transitions in the Bold video style and bright colors for a fun playful video or try a subtle, elegant style like Glamour with a more romantic color palette for a classic look, as in the video below.

Find the right engagement music

Include a song in your engagement announcement that reflects the type of music you both love. When you’re using Animoto, you can search by genre, mood, and more to find what you’re looking for. Or check out our list of songs for engagement videos to see a few of our favorites.

Spread the word

Now that you’ve created your engagement announcement video, be sure to share it. You can easily post it to Facebook and Instagram, or if you want to keep the news a secret for a while, send it via email to a select group of people.

Ready to create your own engagement announcement video? Take a look at our posts on wedding video ideas or wedding invitation and and engagement videos for more inspiration, or just jump right in and get started!