Changing Facebook status to 'engaged'

posted 3 years ago in Technology
  • poll: How long after the proposal before you updated your Facebook status to 'engaged'?
    I did it right way : (14 votes)
    7 %
    pretty soon after, within 24 hours : (79 votes)
    39 %
    a couple of days later : (44 votes)
    22 %
    I waited about a week : (19 votes)
    9 %
    2-3 weeks later : (13 votes)
    6 %
    I waited about a month : (6 votes)
    3 %
    over a month : (9 votes)
    4 %
    I still haven't changed it (please comment how long it's been) : (8 votes)
    4 %
    I won't ever change it : (9 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 2
    Member
    1864 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    SellyJo:  I waited about a month. 

    Post # 3
    Member
    626 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2015

    SellyJo:  My FI proposed on Christmas (evening, like 10pm) and I wanted to be sure to tell everyone I’m close to BEFORE putting it on facebook. So once we talked to everybody I went ahead and announced it and changed my status, it’s was Dec 26th 🙂

    Post # 4
    Member
    1627 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    At the time I became engaged I was very active on FB and updated stuff all the time. Now, I probably would not do anythibg at all. FB is not a government entity and you aren’t required to update it with every action that occurs in your life.

    Post # 5
    Member
    2895 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I was in a smilar situation to you.  We were waiting for the ring to come in and only told our VIPs and where waiting on updating FB once we got the ring in.  We eventually updated before the ring came in (it was delayed two weeks) because while my VIPs kept it a secret, my FI’s parents told EVERYONE. 

    Updating facebook was for us the fastest way to let people know.  My family is HUGE (we are talking 100+ with cousins and cousin’s kids) and enough of them are on Facebook to spread the word to those who are not.

    Post # 6
    Member
    957 posts
    Busy bee

    I waited until I told my close family and friends in person (or over phone/skype for those living elsewhere). Then I updated facebook. 

    I never posted a picture of my ring, so if that’s all you’re waiting for, I don’t think it’s necessary.

    Post # 8
    Member
    240 posts
    Helper bee

    I waited about 3 weeks to a month, we waited until we had told all of our family and close friends before we put it on Facebook for our larger circle.  I didn’t want anyone close to us to find out through facebook, but it is a good way to let your extended social group know.

     

     

    Post # 9
    Member
    7098 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I think we did it the next day after telling all our family.

    My friend just got engaged recently and hasn’t changed hers yet, but she’s getting a lot of congratulations on her facebook along with the “congrats on what?!” and “what’s happenening?!” posts. So it seems a little odd to me that she wouldn’t just update it by now.

    Post # 10
    Member
    240 posts
    Helper bee

    Also I never posted a ring pic so if you want to post one I would wait to update your status until then, so you can do it all at once.

    Post # 12
    Member
    721 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2004

    I sent a mass text with a picture to my parents, MIL, SIL, and DHs godmother right away. We changed our FB status a few hours later. 

    Post # 14
    Member
    931 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    We changed it after we told certain people in person/phone.  Once our close family & friends knew, then we updated it. There are some things that some people shouldn’t find out on Facebook.  I actually was going to wait a few days longer than we did, but DH got really excited about it, which was weird since he rarelygoes on Facebook!

    Post # 15
    Member
    291 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    We made sure to tell certain people in person/on the phone before we put it it on facebook…we told family in person, and then family who lived far away over the phone…along with close friends. Then put it on facebook. We didn’t want family and close friends to find out over facebook. We got engaged on a Sat evening and put it on FB late sunday night maybe?

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