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Question by  tardis (42)

What is the proper etiquette on giving congratulations?

I never know what to say when someone has a baby or gets engaged.


Answer by  PZ (1206)

Keep it simple and sincere: "I just heard you got engaged. That's wonderful. Congratulations! " Then follow up with a basic question, such as, "When is the wedding? " Try to sound genuinely happy and interested. A handshake or hug is appropriate, too, depending on your relationship with the other person.


Answer by  flooringal (219)

Sincerely expressing, "Congratulations on your good fortune, addition, or good news. ", in person, on a card, or by giving a small, thoughtful gift is always appreciated. Wish them the best!


Answer by  Jaquelynne (594)

Usually you try to keep it fairly simply. "Congratualtions on your engagement! I'm so happy for you! You guys are perfect for eachother!" or "Congratulations on your new baby! He/she really is beautiful." or "Welcome to motherhood/fatherhood. You'll be a great parent!"


Answer by  Mario31 (136)

The best way to congratulate someone is to say that you are proud of them, or give them a gift. Keep it short, simple, and to the point.


Answer by  pcislandgirl (50)

It is usually acceptable on pretty much every occassion to just say something like, "I wish you a lot of luck" or "I wish you all the best".


Answer by  fancbiz (952)

The first important aspect it to state the fact of the happening and then proceed to express how fitting it is. By this time you have broken the ice and it gets the more easier to say it.


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

Offer them an enthusiastic and warm, "Congratulations! " Offer to help any way you can, but only if you will follow through. Then ask them about the event.

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