Just for fun!!!
So, three of my friends from high school have gotten engaged in the past 6 months.
Their statuses were : "I'M ENGAGED!!!", "John proposed!", and another "I'm engaged!"
I am still waiting.. and was just contemplating this earlier.. I wanted to put something like:
"MyName is going to marry her best friend."
Something a little sweeter, more subtle, and heartfelt.
Any cute ideas?
I personally am not a fan of broadcasting stuff like this (we never had our relationship status on facebook), but here's one from a friend that was cute:
I just put '[DDW] is the happiest girl in the world'
I didn't want to go overboard mushy or overly be like "I'm engaged!!! EVERYONE PAY ATTENTION TO MEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!" on facebook though.
Lol my SO and I were talking about this the other day.. People keep posting on my page asking when we are getting engaged so we decided when we get engaged we are going to put each other as single on fb lol.
When one of our groomsmen popped the question, he changed his status to "(Name) liked it, so he put a ring on it."
My new last name is going to start with an L, and so does my first name, so mine said: "I'm gonna be LL...like cool J"
daydreamwanderer, what is wrong with posting that you are engaged to your friends and family on Facebook? I feel that anytime a person goes on a site like Facebook, Myspace or even Weddingbee and post their status they are looking for some type of attention. Don't you think so? And yes, when a woman gets engaged she wants everyone to pay attention to her. That is no difference than being on this site and posting that you are engaged. I say that to say this, I posted on Facebook to ALL my family and friends that I am now officially engaged and yes, I want them to pay attention to ME! I personally don't see anything wrong or cheesy about it.
I put is going to the chapel and I'm gonna get married
I think I'd do something ridiculous. "____ got a shiny! Joy!" or "____ prepares to litter everyone's news page with schmoodles"
@mandiehoward - I actually agree that all posting on Facebook is inherently seeking attention (not like messages to friends, but definitely all status updates and such). I've largely stopped using social networking sites for that reason.
However, I think it's a generalization to say that "when a woman gets engaged she wants a lot of attention." Some people actually think it's tasteless to ask for attention for making a personal decision that is really about you and your FI. (me and many of my friends feel this way). I feel like having that joy between me and FI is enough - I don't need attention. Now obviously I was very excited to share (by phone or in person) with a close group of friends and happy to hear congrats from others when the news spread further...but I personally don't think asking for attention is a good thing.
My FI and I were not really in a relationship on facebook the entire time we were dating or living together.. we just never got around to it. When we got engaged he was so excited that he switched the status the same day. He was proud to be marrying me and wanted "the world" to know it. A few days later I put something like "weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee i'm engaged :) :) :)"
I don't think it really matters, the people that want to see your status update will see it. When you have a lot of friends on FB most of their updates go unnoticed anyways, because you can only see so many at a time. (and I don't really think that people will scroll through like 87483473847847 pages to read what everyone updated since the last time they visited FB)
i dont see anything wrong with posting on facebook. I personally dont allow people that I dont know to look at my page, so whenever i post a status, its only for my friends and family.
There are two types of people in this world:
those that care what other people think
and those like me who do what they want despite other people and their opinions.
some things, opinions are needed, but facebook status's are not one.
OP- do what you want sweetie, dont worry what anyone else thinks, if your excited, post it! :)
My SIL just wrote "I have something shiny on my finger" and left it at that. But she wasn't planning on writing anything until both her brothers wrote their statuses as "Congrats name and name!" because they knew she didn't want to tell everyone for a few days. Ah, brothers....
_____ and I are engaged!
Seriously, I didn't get more creative. I saw someone else's was "He asked, I said yes!"
Sorry but I have no creativity for something like this.
I posted "I said yes!"
Many people what I was referring to.
You Bees have some really cute ideas! Thanks, I thought this would be a fun thread :)
But... I 100% disagree with the idea the Facebook statuses seek attention.
I just like to keep up with other people I know, as I am sure they would like to keep up with what is going on in my life. My status updates are usually pretty mundane anyway :) It is hard to do when people I am semi-close with are so far away.
I also don't see anything wrong with wanting a bit of attention when you get engaged. It is such an exciting time in one's life and also is a once in a lifetime thing! Why not?
When the boy proposed on Christmas day, I posted this:
It's probably tacky to announce this via Facebook but I'm too excited and happy to care: A___ and I got engaged today!
I wasn't looking for attention. I was just excited and wanted to share the news with my friends and family, but was too lazy to call everyone separately. I did call my mom before I posted on Facebook. She would've been PISSED if she'd found it out on FB. :)
I love FB and I'm not afraid to say it! It's been amazing for getting me re-connected with old friends. I think I changed my status to something like "____ is having an amazing trip with her fiance!" when we got engaged on our vacation to the east coast. Of course I called as many people as I could beforehand (especially family!) rather than letting FB tell close friends/family the big news.
Our "thing" was Taylor Swift's song Love Story. I said
"He knelt to the ground and pulled out a ring...It's a love story, I SAID YES!"
I had to post it because I had many friends and family just waiting for us to be engaged. I was overwhelmed with sweet comments from people I hadn't talked to in a long time. I love love love when people post that they got engaged, married, are pregnant, etc. It keeps us connected and I so enjoy staying connected with the most exciting times in people's lives.
ps-- I had to call a bunch of people though, because they would be mad if they found out via FB instead of a call. :-)
I waited to tell my close friends first so FB didn't get the news for about a week and then I simply changed my status. I just don't like to find that sort of important news about my ffriends on FB. I feel like if someone is important to me or I them, things like engagements and babies, etc should be announced over the phone or at least in a personal email. Haha maybe I'm feeling old fashioned on this one. Let's face it, we all have "friends" on FB who we've lost touch with in real life and mostly for reasons so those are not hte first people I want to share my news.
I posted, " must have liked it, 'cause he surely put a ring on it!" FI posted something on his too. ( I called close friends and family first. )
I posted it on facebook after calling family and friends. A lot of my friends and distant relatives keep in touch via facebook (the whole point of the website) and they probably wouldn't have known had I not posted it. I think that idea that it is for attention is pretty silly.
I changed my status, and put "Lindsay is getting married!" I was very excited, and I don't see anything wrong with that.
I called the people I wanted to know first- and then on facebook I posted- "I'm officially going to be his Mrs!" And FI put on his "She said Yes!"
I posted "He asked, I said YES"
I loved being able to post it on facebook, my immediate family and friends knew, this was just an easier way to make it known to our friends that we don't see as often. For us it worked, but I can see where others might not want to make a 'broadcast' annoucement.
Mine said 'Elisa ---- is excited to announce that ------- is no longer my boyfriend.........he is now my fiance!'
I cant speak for everyone on FB, but I am actually friends with my friends on there, so I dont see anything wrong with letting everyone know in that manner. Some people might call that attention seeking, but I would rather call it sharing one of the biggest moments of my life with people that are special to me. I called my closest friends and my family prior to making the announcement. At the end of the day who cares how you make the announcement! You should just be happy you have the announcement to make! Plus its not that different then submitting the announcement to your local paper! *which I plan on doing as well :)
You go girls! Announce it for the whole world to see!
We called family and close (like want you in the wedding party kinda close) friends till 9:30 pm the afternoon after we got engaged. Then we posted on Facebook to "tell" everyone else. We both keep our profiles very private and I do not even have an option to send me a friend request. Everyone I "know" on Facebook, I actually know from our community, friends I have reconnected with, or family/extended family.
My Status Said:
__had the the best day ever....during a hike surrounded by the fall leaves and waterfalls ___and I got ENGAGED!
His Status said:
She said "Yes"!
And since it was brought up, I 100% adored telling everyone to "Pay Attention to Me" and getting all of the Congratualtions messages from friends. I am SOO excited to be starting a Family with him, moving in together, and planning our wedding. I have found the people who care actually WANT updates about what's going on so they CAN pay attention to you during this special time.
It used to be very common to take out an announcement in the Lifestyle Section of the newspaper, I did the short, sweet, and free version for our generation.
My status read:
"(my name) and (his name) are getting hitched!"
I waited a few days after telling the important people by phone before posting "we're engaged!"
We already bought a house and everyone was just waiting for it to happen, so for most, it wasn't a big surprise it was more like FINALLY! haha
Lol...I posted '<3 <3 Another one bites the dust <3 <3' and changed my profile pic to one of me beaming with my ring on
I posted " KMSull gets to marry Mr. KM"... if you really want to make the arguement that those kind of statuses on facebook are "attention seeking"... well, duh. All of facebook is for attention of some kind.
I had alot of people that I wanted to know, but honestly, trying to call about 100 people is a pain in the butt. I'm not friends with people that I wouldn't want to know. It's one of the most exciting days of your life so of course you want to share it.
What's weird is when people friend him... when they're people you haven't talked to in years. That's a little creepy.
I'm with the ladies above. I think you are putting way too much thought into this. It's just facebook! My FI is anti-facebook and doesn't have one. I made sure to call everyone who needed to be told personally and then I changed my status. I'm not a fan of broadcasting these kinds of things. I think saying something like "We're engaged!" or maybe "I said yes!" is enough.
I didn't make any kind of announcement on facebook, we just changed our status to Engaged and there was a congrats explosion! Which is funny because we'd been engaged 3 months or so by the time we changed our statues.
Ah, long engagements...I don't even remember anymore what I put as my facebook status. ^_^ I do know that first we made sure to call all the important people who might be offended by finding out via Facebook and then I waited a couple days, I think, then changed my status to engaged and a simple "We're getting married ^_^".
It's nice getting the congrats from your friends and family, especially when it's people you like to keep in contact with but may not talk to on the phone very much. I don't consider it attention whoring at all to post "Yay! We're getting married! :D" because these are people who want to know. Now, posting and re-posting "I'm engaged!" "We're getting married!" "Happiest girl in the world!" and lovey-dovey statuses every couple of hours, flooding people's newsfeeds...that's another story. ^_^
we waited several days until we had called or emailed most of our friends and family, and then changed our relationship status on fb to engaged. My status message said "what starts with 'f' and rhymes with Beyonce?"
I agree with rabbit and spinning jenny. If you can't think of anything to tweet/status update, (or you vehemently disagree with status posts) I wouldn't worry about it. If you have your relationship status posted, when you change it to engaged Facebook sends out an update that you've changed your status to engaged. I think friends and family will get the message :)
Also, as spinning jenny said, make sure to make the personal phone calls/visits to tell those loved ones that may be offended by receiving a "blast" to tell them the news (this was more fun anyways because you get to share and gush in the excitement with each person!)
@finnaroo... hahahaha!! that is too funny/cute :)
@ gocubbies-- thanks!! we realized they rhymed after i goofily kept calling my fi "fiance" while he wasn't paying attentions, and after a minute or so, he said something like, "wait, what did you say about beyonce?"
Mine said something like "cuddling on the couch and watching tv- enjoying a great night in with my fiance"
Its funny bc when we got engaged my FI sent out a mass text to his cousins (all our age and very close) and they started posting stuff on FB before i even told my best friends! So I had to have my best friend and MOH check it often to delete the comments until I told everyone and updated my status. This day and age these things spread like wild fire!
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