(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 # 92
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Posted mine too 😉 I’ve got a lot of friends and family who live in different countries so it really was the quickest and easiest way to show them my new engagment ring.

    Post # 94
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    Helper bee

    I have friends and family that live all over the place. And a lot of them wanted to see my ring. So the easiest thing to do was post them. Totally not tacky. Very useful.

    Post # 95
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    Ok, I just wanted to clarify that I think it’s fine to post 1 or 2 photos, although I still don’t like profile pictures that don’t show your face on facebook.

    There was a girl I knew from high school whom I was never really friends with, but knew just as an acquaintance. 3 or 4 years later, when I had not seen her at all since, she added me on facebook. To be nice I accepted the request. Turns out she had just gotten engaged and it seemed like she was adding lots of people from high school just to brag and show off pictures. She recently got pregnant and has started posting all of her ultrasound pictures, new status updates about whether or not she’s thrown up that day, photos of her in her bra to show off her belly, etc. Waaay Too Much Information for me and incredibly annoying – so much so that I had to block all of her updates from showing up. If you live far away from people that you wish to share such personal information with why not start a blog just for them? 

    Post # 96
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    Yes, it’s tacky. But so are sweet 16s, and engagement ring facebook pics seem to have become just as much a rite of passage where I’m from. As in, if you don’t do it, questions are asked:

    Are you getting it sized? Why no pic? Is your camera broken?

    Also, and I may be thinking it through a little too deeply, a profile pic is supposed to be the first thing you present to the world. It’s supposed to be the best encapsulation/representation of who you are at a given moment. And it will probably give me this tiny, nagging feeling that perhaps it is a bit antifeminist to make my ring the most prominent thing about me in my profile. I never wanted to be one of those girls who was defined to such a great deal by her marital status.

    That said, I totally plan on doing it anyway. For two reasons: The “Miss AmuseMeMusically is engaged to Mr. AmuseMeMusically” will probably only show up in peoples live stream for about two hours, but the ring will show up for as long as I feel it needs to to let everyone know. The other reason is that I’ve been struggling with how to tell a couple of my exes that I’ve actually tried to remain friends with. Making sure they see this will save me boatloads of “Why didn’t you tell me you were engaged? I thought we were friends!” awkwardness– Me: “Oh, I am telling everyone besides our parents through Facebook!”

    Post # 97
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    As long as it isn’t illegal or offensive, people do have a right to post whatever pictures they want on their Facebook accounts, regardless of what strangers think of it. Most people don’t wander into strangers’ accounts to browse their photos in the first place, especially since so many have their accounts turned private so that only friends can view that information. That said, I haven’t come across any albums that had even a single ring shot, much less nothing but those, either on Facebook or anywhere else.

    Post # 98
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    Helper bee

    I wouldn’t be bothered by a ring shot.  But personally I just posted a photo of me (where you could kinda see my ring) in my post-engagement excitement

    Post # 99
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I love me some ring porn so I see no issue with this at all. Like others have said, as long as it’s not a huge album full of nothing but ring shots, a few pictures are always welcome. I’m always so curious to see everyone’s styles and tastes and look at the pretty jewelry!

    Post # 100
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I didn’t respond because I’m feeling very torn about this. I LOVE seeing people’s rings so I’m always happy when they post those photos after getting engaged. I LOVE my ring and really wanted to share it, but I decided not to post photos on facebook. I thought it would be a little to much showing off and anyone who really wanted to see it is either close enough to me that they would get to see it in person, or else they would email or post something asking for photos.

    So – basically I hold nothing against anyone else posting ring photos – just more ring porn for me to stare at. But I didn’t post my own (oh- I totally just got distracted while typing this post by how sparkley my ring is – I’m such a dork!)

    Post # 101
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    Busy bee

    I don’t think it’s tacky at all! If you have something to post, then go for it! 🙂

    Post # 102
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    A few are totally fine. I hate it when the person’s profile picture is them showing the ring off, though. Those are annoying, like they only care about the damn ring.

    Post # 103
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: August 2015 - The Whitney

    I have no issue with it, but then again, I live 8 .5 hours away from most my friends.

    I love looking at rings and seeing if it’s something that matches their personality. However, I don’t think it needs to be the profile photo.

    1 friend is vegan, wears only organic and homemade clothing and her ring was an Etsy alchemy request. It’s a woven band with small rubies (her birthstone) inbetween the weaves. It’s very her.

    Another who reminds me of Victoria Beckham – her ring is a 1ct. perfect cut round diamond tiffany style band with an eternity band.

    Yeah, my friends are complete opposites.

     

    What I find “tacky” on facebook is photos of positive pregnancy test. I do not need to see something you pee’d on. Gross.

     

    Post # 104
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I would be disappointed to NOT see a ring pic posted! I don’t think it is tacky at all– in today’s world, we often live long distances from friends and family, so it is pretty common to use technology to share.

    I dont’ see it as “bragging”, I see it as sharing your joy.

    I think  people who get annoyed are probably jealous or may feel “left out”. Which is sad– I would never want anyone to feel left out! But I doubt few people are really intending to “brag” when they put their ring pics on facebook.

     

    Post # 105
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    As soon as I got home from the restaurant where Fiance proposed, we uploaded our proposal pics (including ring shots) and changed our status’ to engaged… It was such a joyous time, and we wanted to share with friends & family across the US.  YAY !!

    Post # 106
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I don’t think it’s tacky to post ring pictures but I didn’t put one up. Now that I think about it, I don’t think I have uploaded any pictures to my facebook though– all the pictures I have up (a lot) are pictures that other people have posted and tagged me.

    Along the same vein, I don’t post things about my wedding on FB either. Since FH and I decided to try to have a small-ish wedding, I don’t post about my wedding at all because I don’t want to make people who aren’t invited feel bad.

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