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.
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!
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.
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.
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 🙂
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?
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.
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.
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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