Post # 1
There may already be a thread devoted to this, but I didn’t see one.
Did you post your e ring on Facebook? Why or why not?
And ladies that didn’t, did you have problems with friends openly asking you to upload a picture of the ring? How did you handle it?
Personally, I am not posting mine. My ring is a little larger than most of my friends (okay…a LOT larger), and I would feel as if I were throwing it in their faces. Plus, I’m afraid I’ll come off as bragging to people. And that is certainly not the kind of person I am.
Post # 3
I put bragging, but really its the attention. I like telling people in person, we didn’t even change our status for 4 months and even then we x’d it so it wasn’t on peoples news feeds. I don’t like all the mass comments at once and attention that brings.
Post # 4
My friends and family asked to see it and for me to post it, so I did. I didn’t really overthink it. Fi did a good job, would be weird if I hid it from people. BUT I also didn’t really have any friends it would make uncomfortable, they all were dieing to see it and not engaged. I think either way is okay, whatever you are comfortable with is what is important.
Post # 5
I’m not one of those people that really puts ANYTHING on facebook and I’m not even sure other people can see the pics of my ring on there. It’s kind of a double edge sword because people say “I wanna see!” so you put it up and then they go “ugh, that’s bragging!” so whatever, I put mine up and rocked it! haha..
Post # 6
@MaiFuture: I did similar to you and waited till we told friends and family and everyone who lived near by was able to see us first. I posted more for my friends and family out of state. I know they appreciated it since they couldn’t come to our engagement party and they wanted pictures!
Post # 7
I’m an over-sharer, haha. I really don’t think anyone cares (the FB world is so much more harsh than the WB world!), but I just got my e-ring reset and the matching wedding band, and I was super excited about it, so my e-ring is actually my profile picture. *hangs head in shame*
ETA: I do redeem myself a little for the fact that my profile is private, so it’s a friends and family only type deal 🙂
Post # 8
Where was this thread when i needed it!? Haha
I actually just posted mine today. At first i didnt want to, because i felt like putting on fb for the world to see, would be like shoving it in peoples faces (including those who didnt want to see)… but then i realized that i would share, because its such a happy moment in our lives, and i want to share that with others. Plus, i know Fiance would appreciate that i posted the beautiful ring he gave to his fiance. It made him feel good. 🙂
Plus, i kept getting requests from people to see it, so i obliged. 😉
Post # 9
I posted mine, but I didn’t “publish” the picture so it wasn’t all over anyone’s newsfeed or my profile. You would never even known it was put on FB unless you went searching through my pictures. I stuck it at the end of a generic “march’11” album
That way I can show people if they ask, but I’m not shoving it down anyone’s throat either.
Post # 10
Wow I did not analyze it at all but then again I am older and maybe we are not so competitive now. Most of my friends and family are scattered all over and they knew I was engaged so I posted a picture to show the amazing and lovely gift that my Fiance presented me with.
I mean if you have cute kids/animals etc should you not post those either in case people are jealous? I think it is ok to be excited about receiving a special token of love and people that get jealous etc are the problem.
Post # 11
I put one picture that we took right after, and that’s it. I feel like it’s okay since I don’t see a lot of my facebook friends because they’re away at different schools or in different states, etc. The people that see it in person say it looks even prettier in person, so I’m not worried about it.
Post # 12
I look at it this way: I LOVE when people post pictures of their rings, even people I don’t know (friends of friends) so if I love looking at people’s rings and other people must (I know my family does). So I would definitely post a picture or two.
Post # 13
If your friends posted pictures of their rings on facebook, then it wouldn’t be “throwing it in their face” to post yours as well. People get so weird about the size of their ring… but you don’t have to apologize for it being big or small or whatever. That’s just my opinion though.
I posted mine of facebook 🙂 I put a message underneath that says, “Tacky or not, I’m showing everyone my BEAUTIFUL ring and nobody can stop me :)”
Haha, everyone told me how ridiculous I was for writing it was “tacky” to show my ring. They were like, umm duh, I want to see it!
Post # 14
I like seeing other people’s rings and most of my friends aren’t engaged or at least weren’t close to it when we got engaged so it wasn’t seen as bragging. Those that commented on it at all were complimenting it and left it at that. If I kept posting it then maybe it could be seen as bragging but most people do not even notice it in person right away- someone FH and I know took 4 months of seeing us 1-2 times a week to notice it.
I’m not going to hide that we’re engaged but I’m not going to wave my hand around in people’s faces.
Post # 15
I voted other, because I simply didn’t want to. But like @Everdeen: I do like seeing other people’s rings. Makes me feel like I should post mine too. But, nah! 🙂 The only people I shared it with was future hubby’s family, I sent a picture to them through facebook because they live out of state.
Post # 16
When I see someone just got engaged I start stalking until they post the ring. Or I look for new pictures to see it. I LOVE seeing new rings so yes, I posted my ring. I love my ring and I wanted everyone to see it.