Social Media Announcements

posted 3 weeks ago in Engagement
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee

I think that your idea here sounds great. Honestly, the other options sound a bit…young. Yours sounds classier and I think more romantic than a tagline. 

Crossing my fingers for you!

Post # 3
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Helper bee

I think it’s silly to be planning the specific wording of your announcement before even getting engaged. 

Post # 5
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Honey bee

TBH, I wouldn’t announce it at all because you could end up with people expecting to attend the wedding/reception who you have no intention of inviting. I know it’s exciting for you, but think about the fallout from a public annoucement.

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper

Congrats in advance! In my opinion, the wording is clunky and not necessary, because it’s always a joint decision. What about just “Adventure partners for life” or something like that?

Post # 7
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Blushing bee

I like it! But, I think you should post whatever you want and not worry about what anyone (on your friends list or here) says about it. There’s nothing wrong with announcing on social media, not all 400 some odd friends would expect to come to your wedding so I think that reasoning is a bit absurd. Also, I often write out social media posts in my phone ahead of the events happening as I like seeing how they look and are formatted, and not spending time thinking of a clever caption in the middle of a fun event, so I don’t think writing it ahead of time is weird either. I have an entire MoH speech written up in my phone for my best friend who’s engaged and hasn’t even asked me yet. I have like 50+ notes in my phone with all kinds of random stuff. 

Post # 8
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Honey bee

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@witheredxautumn:  Not “all 400”. But what about 10 or 20? Plus their SOs/spouses. This can translate to  thousands of dollars for the average wedding, so I don’t think it is an absurd consideration at all.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2021

I don’t think you should worry about how you announce your engagement on social media. Post whatever comes to you in the moment and what feels right to you at that time!

I also don’t think you need to worry about people seeing your post and automatically assuming they’d be invited to your wedding. They don’t even know at that point if you’re HAVING a wedding or if you’re doing a courthouse ceremony or an elopement. I’ve never seen an engagement announcement on social media and assumed I’m going to a wedding I don’t even know exists yet. I think the vast majority of people wouldn’t make that assumption. 

Post # 10
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Blushing bee

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@katebluestone:  I mean if I saw someone’s Facebook post announcing an engagement I would never assume in a million years that meant I’d get a wedding invite. That’s what’s absurd. You don’t need to invite these people, so I don’t see how it’s thousands of extra dollars. It’s not like OP is saying she wants to announce her upcoming wedding, disclosing the date location and time. Saying hey I’m engaged does not translate in any way shape or form to now all of you can expect to be invited to my wedding, which has yet to be planned or discussed. If someone is rude enough to actually comment or ask to be invited, then you simply say no, or we haven’t decided yet, etc. 

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper

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@katebluestone:  If someone makes a ridiculous assumption, that’s on them. A FB announcement is no different from the announcements that used to run in the newspaper. Nobody saw a newspaper engagement announcement and interpreted it as an invitation. Why would this be any different? If someone posts they’re pregnant, are people going to think they get to attend the birth? Or if they post a countdown to Disney do people assume they get to come to Disney? That’s not how statements work and most people understand this. Those who don’t will soon learn and if they get embarassed in the process, oh well, stop assuming that everything is about you.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper

If it’s not announced on social media, did it really happen?

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee

I think your idea of making it a joint announcement is great.  We weren’t that organised – just changed our status to ‘got engaged to’.  And I’ve never heard of anyone assuming they would be invited to the wedding because they read a social media engagement announcement.  If they do, then they are likely to do that anyway, however they hear about the engagement.

 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee

I knew when my fiance was planning to propose, but the thought of social media never crossed my mind. I was only thinking about calling family afterward. My fiance is the one who suggested posting something. With his input it wasn’t difficult to come up with an announcement. I think the moment will inspire the both of you, and you’ll come up with the perfect words. 

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