(Closed) Facebook ring photos: Tacky or not?

posted 12 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Is it tacky to post a photo of the ring on facebook?

    Yes! Totally tacky.

    Ehh... kind of, but who cares. Your friends understand you're excited.

    No way!! Love the facebook ring-shot.

    Other, I'll explain below

  • Post # 62
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    1015 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I actually think having an e-ring close up shot is tackier than putting a sonagram, but its different.  I mean, would I really want to be showing a picture of my uterus?  I think not.  I don’t think a sonagram picture is bragging like an e-ring picture, but still. 

    Post # 63
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    50 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: January 2010

    I don’t have a picture of mine up but I really don’t get what’s tacky about it.  I don’t really see it as bragging to post a photo or two, especially if people are asking you to see it…it’s a very convenient method for sharing photos.

     

    @texasmeredith “I think its tacky.  If they are close to you, then they’ll see the ring in person.”

    With everyone as spread out as they can be these days, I really don’t think this is unilaterally true.  I’ve been engaged for a long time and I still have close friends and family members that have never seen my engagement ring because I have not been able to visit them in person.

    Post # 64
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    62 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I just now got my ring and my family has known that we are engaged for months now. They are all asking for pics….so yes I will be posting a few on facebook pics for them. Not too many just my grandma can see ๐Ÿ™‚ Barring any technical difficulties that is. ๐Ÿ™

    Post # 65
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    343 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I love ring pics on FB…but I just really love looking at women’s rings. When I got engaged, I put up an album with two ring shots and some pics of us from that night, because I knew it would be months until my friends would see the ring in person.

    Post # 66
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    1013 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I sent my ring pics to my friends and family through a picassa album, but I never posted close-up pictures of my ring on facebook.  (I did post engagement pictures where you can see that there’s a ring on my finger, but not close enough to be able to make any estimate over how big the diamond is.)  I’m one of those people who was of the opinion that it was a little tacky and seemed like bragging to post on facebook.  But… really I’m a hypocrite b/c I love seeing other people’s ring pictures on facebook.  Oh well. 

    Post # 67
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    670 posts
    Busy bee

    I posted mine – the same ones I posted here.  They’re in an album and only my friends can see them.  I think it’s fine to share and be excited.  Doesn’t every bride deserve that?

    Post # 68
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    1546 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I sent mine in a pix msg to some friends/family right after & I put 1 picture up on facebook of it. It doesn’t really photograph well ๐Ÿ™

    Post # 69
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    887 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I posted pictures of my ring in an “Engagement” album, mostly as a response to the dozens of people going “OMG, let me see the ring!!!” And when my friends post pics of their rings, I always like seeing what theirs look like. Mine is still my favorite, though ๐Ÿ™‚ Which is how it should be.

    Post # 70
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    517 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    Personally, I think one of the main points of facebook is to be able to keep in touch with people who are far away or you wouldn’t normally see that often. Posting photos seems to be a way to update those people who would otherwise not know what’s been going on with you. Thus, I think posting ring photos is totally fine – I know tons of people who would have been upset if they couldn’t see the “bling” right after someone was engaged. I wouldn’t think it tacky at all unless there were a ton of pics or they made it their profile, or posted it all over other people’s walls or something.

    Also, I post tons of pics of everything I just because I love photos and think it’s a great way to make my site personal and connect with friends. The people who appreciate the photos look, comment, etc. The ones who don’t care don’t look. Everyone’s happy.

    Post # 71
    Bee
    716 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2009 - City Hall

    I posted an ass-ton of photos of my ring on Facebook at first. Later I took a bunch down and only left one or two, ’cause it did feel too showy to me. But I don’t think it’s tacky. People (especially girlfriends) want to see that bling.

    Post # 72
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    1420 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I actually posted a not so great quality picture of the ring the day I got engaged. I was so excited that I didn’t care. It was definitely not a profile picture though. Just one picture in the crowd of other random photos. Nothing special.

    Post # 73
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    1 posts
    Wannabee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I am brand spankin’ new here to WB, but I too, am a FB addict and I cannot see HOW it would be considered “tacky” to post a photo of your ring, ANYWHERE?! 

    That’s a COMMON wedding photog shot…of the hands/rings.  It’s a HUGE aspect of the engagement. 

    Now if you posted the ring and comment about it’s SIZE or PRICE…sure…TACKY.  But no matter the size, post away!

    Ok…what IS tacky?  Posting a pic of the ring you WANT…you HOPE to get.  Ugh.  LOL

    Post # 74
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    84 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    After got engaged I put up some pictures of the two of us from that night, but not a picture of the ring. After I got some requests to see the ring on my wall, I put up a picture from the jeweler. It makes my ring look huge, but I am not camera savy enough to take one myself that you can actually see anything.

    Post # 75
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    18 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    Personally, I didn’t post any ring shots, but one of my friends who was at our engagement party posted one–but its a little blurry! ahah!

    Post # 76
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    383 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Allot of people in my community and in my wedding have facebook so I use it as a wedding blog of sorts. I love sharing pictures of rings with people its fun.

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