- 6 years ago
- Wedding: October 2013
I posted it on FB announcing the engagement.
I posted it on FB announcing the engagement.
I posted 2 when we first got engaged, & then one pro pic of our rings together in our wedding album on facebook.
I think to consistently post pics of it for no reason is sort of weird…
Pffff I have a whole photoshoot of my ring on facebook and I totally don’t care if anyone thinks it’s tacky or bragging hehe. Why so stuck up and judgy, people?? I don’t think anyone judges that much IRL, and the ones who do the judging don’t really matter anyway.
I’m proud of our decision to go with moissanite and wanted to share it with people who might be considering diamond alternatives. Moissanite isn’t well known outside the US 🙂 Also I think it’s beautiful and very unique among my friends so of COURSE I wanted to share. It didn’t even cross my mind that people would think it was tacky – I’ve posted pictures of earrings, shoes, furniture… why should my engagement ring be left out? Chill out people!
Exactly, right! I don’t get these judgy comments. I wasn’t doing it to show off how much money we have (none… I made clear it wasn’t a diamond lol), but just because I think it’s pretty and wanted to share a significant life change without resorting to the “Engaged” status change. Heaven forbid I’m excited about owning something pretty that my fiance worked hard for…
I’d be interested to see what the people who are calling it out as “tacky” feel about people posting pics of their new house, talking about their new job, posting pics of their cute baby… They fall under the same category of “bragging”..?
@HappyInLove11: I live far away from my family and many of my best friends. When I announced my engagement on FB, many people asked to see the ring, so I posted it and received over 100 likes within an hour. I have found that pople love seeing things like engagement rings, depending on who the poster is. If you brag a lot on Facebook and/or are otherwise obnoxious in posting (dozens of baby and dog photos every single day, along with pictures of your dinner) then, yes, your ring pics might get judged amidst that annoying behavior. However, if you are not the type to brag and are sincerely sharing a joyful event and experience, you will probably get hundreds of likes and lots of well wishes when you post a ring photo.
@HappyInLove11: I have 3 photos of my ring on Facebook; one from when we first got engaged, and 2 of my new ring as a few people wanted to see (and I see them very rarely). So, I voted ‘Hell yeah!’ but it’s not like I post them every day.
Most people I know who are engaged have 1 or 2 photos of their rings, for the same reason: people who they don’t see much were desparate to see and/or they were just excited to be newly engaged.
The people I know who haven’t posted photos are the ones with very expensive (for the UK) rings; I think in those cases it’s because they don’t want to look like they’re showing off.
The only place I’ve posted photos of my ring are here on Wedding Bee. I wouldn’t post my ring on Instagram or Facebook – that just seems super tacky.
I totally did! Both of my original e-ring and then the replacement one. Especially the replacement one because I was so excited to finally have a new ering!! I have friends across the globe, and people were begging for pics!
@skippydarling: It was just my opinion, what’s the point of these threads if not to share it? Sorry, I don’t mean to sound like a smart alec, you have a point… I think everyone is different and we perceive things differently. In my personal opinion, posting ring pics on fb is tacky and I’m talking the pics where it’s just ring ring ring see my bling. Who gives a crap what/how the big the ring is, you’re engaged! That’s the main thing. I just find it all feeds into turning such a beautiful moment and time into a shallow, materialistic one (I’ve read the threads where ladies aren’t happy with their rocks, the size, design, etc) – and I’m not being self-righteous (I love showing off my bling too but to people I know in real life and on this forum, not the people on fb I barely talk to). In saying that though, I acknowledge that not all ladies think like that. I don’t mind pics of girls with their ring, it’s just when we get a slide show off the ring and only the ring, never mind the happy couple, is when it’s all a bit too much. I don’t mean to sound preachy or rude, sorry if this is how I came across.
@kuteelea: I’m in the same boat as you. My ring is custom, and I used to post it on the bee, and then I started seeing it all over Pinterest, so I took the photo down. I mean, it’s already out there, circling the interwebs, but nothing I can do about it now. Its my avatar, but that’s really small and you can barely tell what it looks like.
I have never posted my ring to Facebook or Twitter. I sent pics to my BMs and family when I got engaged, but that’s about it!
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