My FI and I aren't TECHNICALLY engaged yet. We've been dating for about 6 years now. 2 years ago, he gave me a promise ring. We were planning on getting married 2 years after that, but life happened and we couldn't afford it.
Since we've been together for so long, I've met all of his family who will be invited to the wedding and vice versa, I don't know if we should bother with an engagment announcement and party and pictures and all that. Anyone who matters already knows that we are together and will get married one day. His mother introduces me as 'her son's fiance'.