(Closed) updating facebook to ‘engaged’

posted 8 years ago in Proposals
  • poll: how long after you got engaged did you change your facebook status to 'engaged'? (or, did you?)
    right away : (65 votes)
    10 %
    later that day : (153 votes)
    23 %
    the next day : (135 votes)
    20 %
    sometime that week : (170 votes)
    26 %
    sometime that month : (84 votes)
    13 %
    still haven't but plan to : (9 votes)
    1 %
    don't plan to : (47 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 32
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    2086 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

    I work with social media, so I wanted to see the result of changing out statuses at the same time.  It wasn’t exactly like the Twitter ripple that happened after the Virginia earthquake, but it was fascinating to see how quickly the “likes” and comments rolled in.

    Mr. Mink proposed around 2 PM and we changed the statuses at the same time late that night, after making all of our calls.

    Post # 33
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    554 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    You are so right about how quickly you get smashed with likes, comments, text messages, calls etc.

    Got engaged yesterday (yay!) , had the day off so we saw most family during the day and told our friends. We’d told everyone significant by the time I changed FB status late last night.

    Post # 34
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    1415 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    For us it was important to let people who were close to us know that we were engaged before we updated our statuses on facebook. We got engaged on a Sunday and updated our statuses really late on Monday night…so it was well over 24 hours later. If for some reason we hadn’t been able to get ahold of all of the “important” people to tell them we were engaged, I’m sure we would have delayed it even further. Oh and btw, when we got engaged I had just discovered the “facebook official” song so I pretty much sang it jokingly the whole day while we were waiting to update our statuses haha. It’s so bad yet so catchy!

    Post # 35
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    3729 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: City, State

    We got engaged out of the country, so we called our parents and emailed our siblings and my best friends that day. We asked them to keep it off of fb. Then 3 days later he emailed his best friends and I emailed my second tier list. Again, we asked people to keep it off Facebook. We got back 2 days later and Fiance and I spent 4 hours on the phone calling people (not what you want after 20 hours of travel). We then put it up because people were getting ansy and would see my ring the next day. My advice is to tell people who will be at the wedding via email before you post it. It can sting when close friends announced it that way.

    Post # 36
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    6245 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 1900

    We were on vacation while he proposed.  So we immediately called the essentials but didn’t change our facebook status until we got home.

    Post # 37
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    515 posts
    Busy bee

    Fiance proposed at about 11 pm the night before my last day in the states, while we were chillin’ on the couch, watching a movie. The next day, we attempted to change our statuses but make them ‘private’ so we could tell our parents and what not. We had an internet malfunction when changing his though, so it updated it publicly, and several people saw it before we got that fixed, haha. It was pretty funny. Nobody told our parents or siblings before we did though. So then we made it public to our facebook friends later that night, after telling our parents and siblings and grandparents.

    Post # 38
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    775 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    We got engaged while on vacation. Throughout that week, I called/emailed all the important family and close friends and then we enjoyed our post-engagement bubble for the rest of the time. It was about 2-3 days after we got home and right before I went back to work that I changed my status. Altogether, it was probably close to two weeks and it was great to just enjoy the moment 🙂

    Post # 39
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    1718 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    We got engaged on Saturday and I updated my FB status on Monday.  I spent all weekend texting/calling friends and family before then.  I also checked with the newly minted fiance if it’s ok to change it.  He told me I could, if I wanted.  

    HOWEVER, the beau’s siblings (out of state) found out through FB.   He told me that he would not have told them anyway.  Well, at least, tell me this!  I felt a little embrarassed.  His parents knew so I guess that’s ok?  

    Post # 40
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    46 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    We got engaged on a Friday night. He called his parents right away (just to let them lnow I said yes! He had let them know beforehand) and I called my Mum right away to ask if I could drop round to see her that night – I had to tell her in person! Then we already had plans to see both sides of my family and most of our closest friends that weekend, so we announced it in person to them, and also to our chuch on Sunday morning (which was pretty fun!) I don’t really remember if facebook happened sometime on Sunday night or on Monday. I just know that I wanted to enjoy it in real life with the most important people first.

    Post # 41
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    1765 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    We waited a few days to change it on facebook. It was suprisingly difficult to get a hold of some family members on the phone! We got engaged when we were on a trip, so we called our parents & siblings first. After we got home we called everyone else, except the grandparents, who we told in person & they loved that. 

    Post # 42
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    1212 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    We got engaged in November and I’m pretty sure my status is still single. I hate that bloody thing and if I do ever log in it’s not to change statuses etc. etc.

    Post # 43
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    9759 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2019

    we waited a few days also, wanted to make sure both our families and close friends knew before changing our status

    Post # 44
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    2492 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    My fiance said the same thing, but I waited until all our family and close friends new by phone.

    Post # 45
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    3445 posts
    Sugar bee

    Um…4 months later? Yup…there should be an “other” option 🙂

     

    Post # 46
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    1728 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    we were and still are not concerned with our status’…. he is rarely on FB anymore  & his profile pic is of us together, and anyone that knows us ( which is basically the Only people on either of our pages) knows we are together and are planning  a wedding.. its no secret.

    when the wedding happens that i may update, and of course then change the name.

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