(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 # 77
    1751 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    wait, sonograms are no nos?  I would post one if i had a bun in the oven.  hehe

    Post # 78
    1449 posts
    Bumble bee

    I didnt have a FB when I got engaged, but I since put a pic of my ring on FB.  They were artsy shots that either i had taken (our rings on the starfish arm at the rehearsal dinner) or shots I had taken with it on different things during the honeymoon (flowers, fruit, etc).  But if I did have FB when I got engaged I would definitely put a pic of the ring – not to brag about the ring but to brag about the fact that I was engaged and so excited!

    Post # 79
    220 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I liked it when my friends did, even though I wasn’t engaged yet and felt sad not to be engaged — their rings didn’t bother me (much), and I like looking at jewelry. But I didn’t, because some of my really close friends are sensitive about their love lives, and also I’m having a relatively small wedding and I don’t want people to feel left out. If people ask I’ll put one up.

    Post # 80
    530 posts
    Busy bee

    Hmm.  I felt extremely uncomfortable posting on my FB status that I was engaged (although Fiance did on his).  So, I simply took a photo of my hand with my ring (not a very good shot, mind you).  And a few of my FB stalker friends noticed and started asking why my hand was in a photo.  I was much more comfortable letting people know this way.  My posting had nothing to do with “showing off the ring.”

    Post # 81
    310 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I think a picture of the ring in an album of pictures of the two of you is tasteful and nice. People who post pictures of them and their SO making out is just weird. I saw that one of my friends got engaged and I went to see if there was a ring shot and there wasn’t (disappointing) but there was literally an ENTIRE album of her and her Fiance making out. Um, why?

    Post # 82
    36 posts
    • Wedding: July 2008

    My fiance’s family lives in a different state, so we knew they wouldn’t be able to see us for a little while and I posted pictures on fb so they could enjoy it with us. I was a little self conscious doing so for the reasons some people hate to see the pictures, I didn’t want it to be perceived as bragging or showing off. On the other hand, I was (and still am) so full of love and excitement that I didn’t care what anybody else thought. I was thrilled his family could go through the pictures and see how our weekend played out. I only put up one “ring” shot but I don’t think it’s tacky if you want others to revel in your happiness. When I got engaged I was bursting with joy and wanted everyone else to feel as happy as I felt.Laughing

    Post # 83
    57 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I didn’t post pictures on FB. A few people recently, with whom I’m not that close, just asked me to put pictures and I didn’t. I thought I would before we got engaged, but I just started feeling really materialistic after thinking about putting them up. I don’t fault anyone else for putting them up, but I made a personal decision to share pictures of the ring with my mother who lives in another state and my bridesmaids and close friends who aren’t as local. I figure everyone else can see the ring in person when they actually see me.

    Post # 84
    2639 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Guilty!  Now that I think about it, though, I think it’s time to take them down, or maybe just leave up one with the wedding pictures and that’s it. 

    Post # 85
    1616 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Guilty! But I have a lot of Out of Town family that were going to be asking … it is actually how we announced it on facebook, changed my profile pic to the ring pic (after we had told all the close family and friends we wanted to tell in person)

    Post # 86
    231 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2009 - Small church ceremony with mountain-view log cabin reception

    this is a tough one… I love my ring and was SO excited about it when we got engaged that a ring shot was included in our “engagement week” photo album. I can see where it would be considered tacky, but I love my ring and I love my hubby so who currrrs!

    Post # 87
    233 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I wouldn’t put it as a profile pic but I’d shove it in a photo album with other pictures that I’d got (it could even end up in one of them odds and ends picture albums!)

    Post # 88
    1260 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Totally on Team No-Profile-Ring-Pic, but posting within an album is more than okay. You (ideally) only get engaged once! How many times do we all post the most mundane, everyday stuff on FB… why would you not announce such a hugely important milestone in your life with what everyone who is important to you wants to see — the ring?! 

    Post # 89
    114 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2010 - The Pearl S. Buck House

    I voted tacky, but I think I’m just def against the profile e-ring pic. I just didn’t post mine because I’m too shy/modest. Of course, then I lost my ring and never had any pictures of it!! It lives in my memory. (Don’t worry, it was insured and we’re picking a new one soon… but it’s still a bummer). But back to F-book, I just wanted to focus on “us” committing to spending our lives together, rather than the first announcement be “Score! Look at the rock he bought me!” Although that part IS really really exciting too!

    Post # 90
    19 posts
    • Wedding: December 2010

    Im so guilty!! I posted mine!!!  I live far away from my family and friends so it was a good way to share it with them! I think that people show off other silly stuff in facebook why cant you show off your ring!!!????

    Post # 91
    661 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2000

    It’s weird…I’m totally an open book on Facebook as I choose friends that I actually know but when it came to the engagement story I  got a little protective. I posted a NOTE of the engagement story with 2 photos (one of the ring and one of us right after he proposed) I made it only available to be seen to the people who commented ‘congratulations’ or likewise to my status update strongly hinting about our engagement. I felt I opened it up to only the people who care enough to comment. 🙂

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