How did you announce your engagement on Facebook?

posted 2 years ago in Engagement
  • poll: How did you announce your engagement on Facebook?
    Close-up of the ring : (18 votes)
    15 %
    Posted picture (that someone else took) of FI proposing : (5 votes)
    4 %
    Posted a regular picture of me and FI (with the ring on my finger) : (27 votes)
    23 %
    Posted a status saying we got engaged : (20 votes)
    17 %
    Changed my relationship status to "Engaged" and let the notification do the talking : (35 votes)
    30 %
    Something else! : (12 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 16
    2332 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    I just posted “Yes I will XX (husband’s name)”

    Post # 17
    487 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2019 - Southampton, UK

    First, we made sure to tell our families and close friends in person.

    Then I posted this:

    With the caption: “So, this happened.”

    Post # 18
    30 posts

    We just got engaged last Thursday on Thanksgiving. We told our closest friends and family first and a few days later (on Sunday) I posted a status that told the story of our relationship – how we first met 5 years ago, and small highlights of our relationship (he stayed in a city to be with me two months after starting to date and I moved with him 2 years into our relationship so he could start medical school). I posted three 3 pictures – one right after he proposed with us hugging, another from the night he proposed with a far away shot of the ring, and the third of us smiling with a more up close (but indirect) photo of the ring. We decided that we didn’t want to post a direct/close up photo of the ring – it’s not our style, but I can understand how some people want to! Our Facebook friends and family loved the story aspect – and I personally thought it was a more unique way to announce an engagement than ones I’ve seen. There’s no right or wrong way though – I think whatever you feel most comfortable with/what will represent you and your relationship the best is the way to go!

    Post # 19
    2179 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2017

    We waited about 48 hours and made sure close family/friends already knew. We also just wanted to enjoy being engaged just the two of us before we started announcing it. I changed the relationship status on FB and congrats started coming in!! 

    Post # 20
    7905 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I posted a pic of us together after he proposed with my e-ring visible on my finger. Along with that was the caption, “We’re engaged!”

    Post # 21
    1011 posts
    Bumble bee

    Didn’t make any announcements.

    Post # 22
    261 posts
    Helper bee

    Didn’t – I told family and good friends face to face or via texts. Didn’t feel the need to make a big fuss. I did change the status to married though.

    The good thing about keeping the engagement personal is that anyone you don’t want at the wedding won’t be hinting for invites lol.

    Post # 23
    712 posts
    Busy bee

    I didn’t want to make an announcement on FB, but my FI’s family lives in a different state.  Ideally,  I didn’t want to tell anyone and surprise them when I saw them in person.  

    Since my Fiance wanted to share the news/pictures with his family. I made sure to tell my family before we posted a few pictures (above) plus some more of the proposal and made it FB official. 

    Im sure however you announce it will be perfect,  congrats in advance!

    Post # 24
    8723 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: Dorset, UK

    mrsjoseph :  My Fiance made a status and posted a picture we took right after of both of us.

    Post # 25
    75 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2019

    My fiance isn’t a facebook person but he has a TON of friends that live internationally so he did want to do something.

    I’m also a crazy cat lady and had this adorable mug created before we even got engaged (I just loved it that much). It says “I’m getting meowied” with a cat face on it. We took this selfie the day after we got engaged and posted it once we spoke to our parents, grandparents, siblings, etc. 




    Post # 26
    113 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2019

    We had a funny picture from when we first started dating so we recreated it showing the ring and posted both of them up on Facebook saying someone like from then to now. I wanted to be more funny than sentimental with the post because that’s our personalities. 

    Post # 27
    422 posts
    Helper bee

    My Future Mother-In-Law decided to post it for us, without our permission or knowledge undecided

    Post # 28
    104 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2018

    Fi proposed on transfer deadline day (football in the UK) and had spent months in the build up to proposing putting a video together of news clips with snippets of presenters saying things like ‘breaking news’, ‘this just in’, ‘what a deal we have to announce’ and so on. He was so proud of it lol. So he posted that to Facebook and then a short post changing the relationship status and announcing it as his deal of the day lol. We’re both huge football fans so it was quite fitting and all of our family and friends loved it. He still shows it to people whenever they ask about the engagement lol. 

    Post # 29
    42 posts

    THIS IS THE COOLEST! I love this so hard!

    Post # 30
    94 posts
    Worker bee

    mrsjoseph :  I’m not a frequent Facebooker. Usually my only posts are photos from vacations and trips. I was going to go with the “Engaged” status route but now Darling Husband (who is non existant on fbook) seemed surprised and disappointed that I wasn’t going to post a photo of the ring. I know he worked so hard to find my dream ring and spent who knows how much on it, so he wanted some credit but it seemed in such bad taste to me, personally. My parents raised us not to talk about money so it felt like posting a pic of the ring was like flaunting our income in people’s faces. However, LUCKILY in the whirlwind proposal, he snapped a selfie of us that I completely forgot about until the next day. My hand is on his chest and you can clearly see a side view of the ring. And it was a really good pic of both of us, we look stupid happy and excited. I posted that with a caption “I can’t wait to marry this man” and tagged him. My close girlfriends still zoomed in on the ring and texted immediately me for better pics of the bling. Lol. In the end, I am really happy that I posted that pic, we also used it on our website and on the back of our wedding ceremony programs 🙂

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