Article on Facebook do's and dont's.

posted 3 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
1362 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Turf Valley

@GonnaBeMrsB:  Yeah, lol.  

Post # 4
1137 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014


I have never been proposed to (that I know of), but I imagine it’s a pretty great feeling when someone you want to marry actually asks you to marry him. And I’m truly happy for my friends (and all ladies out there!) who are entering into a lifetime of monogamy with the ones they love. But some of these statuses have to be addressed. (And if you’re offended by this entry, just call me a bitch who doesn’t know what it’s like to have found the #ManOfMyDreams, which like, is totally accurate.)”

She practically admited it, lol…

Yeah, very bitter to me…

Post # 5
7997 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

I saw this article before and found it hilarious. She is spot on. I’ve had many of these type of posts pop up on my newsfeed.

I avoided announcing my engagement on FB for this reason lol. I may change my status to “married” after the wedding though just so surprise a few people and see how they react 😀 Everyone who I’m close to knows we’re engaged, so I didn’t feel the need to announce it online I guess!

Post # 6
7654 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

Haha poor girl. Most of what she said is accurate, but I honestly don’t take all of that (especially the I’m marrying my BFF status) seriously. I didn’t announce on Facebook. I just changed my status to Engaged to_____ and left it at that. Some people do make may too big of a deal out of it. I think she should have added the annoying daily countdown to that list. 87 days <3  86 days <3 and on and on.

Post # 7
1734 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1998

I thought the article was funny – and very true (and I’m married).

 The article sums up a very prominent problem with social media: the idea that anyone cares. Don’t get me wrong – sure, we like hearing an announcement.


But people tend to take getting engaged, married or pregnant way overboard on social media. The people who tend to post the stuff listed in that article tend not to do it once…but once a week. For the entire engagement. And then they get married…and it continues. Seeing it once, you roll your eyes. Seeing it once a week, you hope to commit seppuku.

I don’t get why people can’t say, “Blah and I are engaged,” and leave it at that. No, they go into long, winding, flowery love stories about it and vomit it all over Facebook.

Post # 8
1629 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Church

@GonnaBeMrsB:  Yup. I’m going to bet if she ever does get engaged that she will do at least one of those. While I don’t really knw anyone who did any of the thingsshe listed (nor did I for that matter), I don’t think that any of those are actual don’ts. I mean … Who cares, really? The person is so excited, as they should be, when they anounce it. If they were posting every day or something then it would be a different story. But complaining about how someone chooses to anounce their engagement? That just comes across as bitter.

Post # 9
6666 posts
Bee Keeper

I thought it was pretty funny.

Post # 10
2630 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Haha! I thought that article was a great combination of bitter and hilarious. 

@CookieCreamCakes:  +1

Post # 11
1662 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@GonnaBeMrsB:  Yeah, seems kinda bitter. While I agree that some girls go overboard, one or two statuses are really no big deal. Everyone does their engagement/marriage stuff differently, so what?

Post # 12
252 posts
Helper bee

#3 seemed kind of… out of place? A lot of women change their names and a lot of women don’t. It’s personal preference, and I personally don’t think my identity is tied to my name. Heck, I am published under my maiden name, and will continue to publish under that name, but I took DH’s last name when we got married. I am still me, no matter what name I chose to go by. 

A lot of people asked me if I was going to be changing my name. It got tiring after a while so 3 months before the wedding I posted “3 months until I become [First Name] [New Last Name]” as a gentle way to announce that I was, in fact, changing my last name. Pretty much no one from my Facebook asked after that, because obviously I was changing my name. 


I honestly think this article is just a reflection of someone’s tolerance of Facebook posts. None of the things she mentioned bother me when I see others do it (nor do 99% of the posts I see come through, though I’ll admit I did end up blocking that BitStrip thing) and many of the people are old friends that I would have lost touch with had it not been for Facebook. I guess I view Facebook announcements as the modern day replacement for newspaper announcements. To each their own.

Post # 13
988 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I dont find any of those annoying. I like them, and would be genuinely happy for others if they would post it. Yikes, someone’s sounds like a hater on this article…ahahahahha!

Post # 14
7019 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@GonnaBeMrsB:  The bio says the author is a comedian. She’s trying to be funny, rather than make a serious critique.

Post # 15
176 posts
Blushing bee

As a waiting bee, I just want to say that it’s sometimes hard to read endless post after smushy post about other people getting engaged. I don’t want to block people on facebook just to avoid being bummed out. I think that more than 5 posts that all boil down to “look at my pretty ring” and nothing else are annoying, which I’ve seen.

That being said, I’m still happy they’re engaged. I just find most people are leaning towards excessive lately.

Post # 16
2057 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia

Bahahaha.. I found the post entertaining and light-hearted. It wasn’t meant to put down FB engagement announcments, was it?

I’m still in a relationship with my FI on Facebook. I find that it’s already a lot to process from so many suggestions from the people who know about our engagement. I’m not sure how I could deal with awkward “So, I’m coming to your wedding?” with Facebook acquaintances. (My cousin was suggesting that I should announce it on FB, so that it’s easy to send Save the Date. I sent private messages and that worked fine! Smile)

Plus, I don’t need “likes” or comments to validate our engagement. 😛 Having the peace to plan the wedding with FI and our immediate families is a nice thing.

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