(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 # 108
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I was asked to post pictures of my ring, so I took a few photos and privately posted them on my wall giving permission to the people who requested to see it.  I don’t mind sharing it with the world, but I am being mindful about posting it publically on fb.  I don’t want my friends to feel bad about being single and not nearing a proposal (I have friends who have been together with their SO for 15 years san proposal)…  I just felt like it would be adding salt to an open wounds for a few of my friends who can’t seems to have any luck finding the right guys.

    Post # 109
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    4437 posts
    Honey bee

    I posted a couple, but they were NEVER my profile pic. Ugh.

    Post # 110
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I think a completely public album is totally tacky. If you want just family and close friends to see ring photos you can create a private album on either facebook or private message everyone the link and password to a private flikr album. 

    Post # 111
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I do not have a ring at this time (hopefully soon ๐Ÿ˜‰ however, I will be posting my picture on facebook. I do not see it as being ‘flashy’ at all and my page is only set for friends and family to view and if they do not want to see it then they do not have to look. A lot of my friends were engaged and have gotten married (before me obviously) and I was nothing but happy and supportive of them along the way. If they wanted to talk wedding stuff to me, I listened and gave advice when asked so I would HOPE that they would do the same. I am sorry if one of my friends may not be engaged or married at the time but I have waited way toooo long for this and will not down play the situation because someone is jealous.

    That being said, I will not rub it in their faces either as far as talking about it 24/7 with them. So, the folder on my page will be marked "Engagement" and if they choose to view the pics they do and if not then they dont… And when those people get engaged/married, I will still be there for them just like I was when my other friends got engaged/married before me…..

    just my two cents, lol ๐Ÿ˜‰ I dont think its right or wrong not to post a pic….just a matter of opinions!

     

     

     

    Post # 112
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I don’t think it’s tacky at all… unless you have 20+ photos of it or somethng. I posted mine as soon as I got engaged, but took it down after a month or so.

    Post # 113
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    I posted a few photos, but only 4 or so… and haven’t posted any since. I think it’s fine as long as you don’t go overboard!

    Post # 114
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    It kind of bothers me when there’s an entire album with nothing but ring pics, but otherwise I think it’s fine.   I posted 2 pics of my ring, but along with a lot of other pictures so the ring had it’s moment of glory and then faded away…

    Post # 115
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @trulyblessed: I agree with you. It took me a really long time to even understand why posting ring pics (in moderation) would be tacky!

    We changed out status to “engaged” so it’s not like people don’t know!

    Post # 116
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    155 posts
    Blushing bee

    I don’t think it’s tacky – When someone I know gets engaged, I am happy for them, and I want to see their ring!  I love seeing all the different rings.

    Personally, I’m not engaged yet, but when it happens I plan to post a picture.  Maybe two.  Nothing more than that.  I don’t think I would make it my profile picture either, but I don’t fault people who do.  A good friend of mine got engaged recently and made her profile picture a shot of her hand with the ring on it on top of her FI’s hand.  It was simple, beautiful, and tasteful and made me very excited and happy to see it!  She also only left it as her profile pic for a couple of days.

    Facebook stalking is a less positive side of social media, but with so many people having friends and family spread out all over the world, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with digitally sharing the joy!  ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 117
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2016

    I don’t think it’s tacky at all to post your ring as your profile pic.  People choose the strangest things as their avatars on this site, so how is it any different?  It’s kind of harsh to judge something as tacky because in my opinion the whole social networking phenomenon is an entirely different culture.  If I ever get my proposal then I will post a pic up for a little while as a way to announce my engagement, but it won’t be because I’m bragging about how awesome the ring is.  I will be bragging about how this symbolizes my love and upcoming marriage to the man of my dreams.  And that’s definitely not tacky!  ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 118
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I totally posted my ring pics! In fact, I have a little plate with our names and wedding date and I took a pic of my ring on there and set it as my profile pic for months, I’ve been engaged 6 months and I STILL put it as my default sometimes. If people have a problem, don’t look!

    Post # 119
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 1996

    A little bit, yes, but several relatives, friends, friends’ moms… etc. would not have left me alone if I hadn’t posted several clear ring pics. It feels like an odd thing to do, but it’s hard to really consider it bragging when so many people are begging for it. I was in the situation where almost 100% of my friends and family were many miles away, so Facebook was the most simple solution to comply with their requests. And I do feel like people understand it’s an exciting time, and you get a pass for hogging the center of attention for a few days.

    Post # 120
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I think its a little tacky if you post your own pictures of the ring but if they are professional engagment pictures its not tacky at all. 

    Post # 121
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    518 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I wonder what would be the difference if you posted pictures of you and your boyfriend/fiance/husband on facebook? If your friends are single and not in a loving relationship at the time, would’nt that be the same as "rubbing" it in their faces? To me, I dont see posting an engagment ring on facebook any different than posting any other pics on there. What about when you go on vacation and want to post pics up? Is that rubbing it in people faces who werent able to go on vacation that year? Would that be considered bragging? Is posting "I love you babe" or "Happy Anniversary" on my boyfriend’s page considered tacky or is it insulting anyone? If so, then I would obviously have to re-evaluate the friends on my page….

    But as stated earlier, this is totally a matter of personal opinions and no one is right or wrong…..but to call it "tacky" is a bit odd to me….

     

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