(Closed) updating facebook to ‘engaged’

posted 10 years ago in Proposals
  • poll: how long after you got engaged did you change your facebook status to 'engaged'? (or, did you?)

    right away

    later that day

    the next day

    sometime that week

    sometime that month

    still haven't but plan to

    don't plan to

  • Post # 47
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    Bee Keeper

    I couldn’t change it for a couple of weeks. We were waiting to announce it to the rest of our family (aside from our parents who knew) at Thanksgiving. Once it was announced I did it right away.

    Post # 48
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    Busy bee

    Not engaged (coming soon) but when it happens i will be making sure all my family and close friends know before i update it.  And i will explictly tell them NOT to post anything until i do it myself.

    I might actually delete my account for a day or two because i would NEVER want someone i’m close with to find out on facebook before i got to them. 

    Post # 49
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I was more cautious because my sister found out about our cousin (whom we’re close to) via facebook and that bugged her.  Waited a month until I had told everyone I wanted to tell myself.  Had to be careful telling 1-2 (ahem, my aunt) and reminding them to be careful until it was facebook official.  Fiance has no facebook account.

    Post # 50
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    5521 posts
    Bee Keeper

    We updated ours after we’d told all our close friends and family; we did it quite quickly (2 days later) depite being abroad, because my parents and OH’s parents, and a few of his friends, knew he was going to propose and we didn’t want someone posting something on FB before we had chance to officially tell people.

    Ideally I’d have liked to have met up with my friends in person to tell them, even if that meant waiting a few weeks, but there was a big chance it’d have slipped out before then (eg someone congratulating us on FB), so I told them via text, and then posted on FB the next day, as did my OH.

    Post # 51
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    285 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    We updated ours literally instantly and posted statuses about it, lol.   Then we called the people who weren’t on facebook the next day or so.  The internet is how we usually talk to people anyway and our parents knew it was coming soon.  

    Post # 52
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    5243 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I updated after I called my family to tell them.  His family already knew he was going to propose so it wasn’t a big deal to call and let them know.  It was on Christmas Eve 2010 so it was exciting to let everyone know then.

    Post # 53
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    6610 posts
    Bee Keeper

    We waited about four days. We each had a list of people we wanted to tell personally (i.e. not have them find out online). Once we had talked to all of our people, we updated on FB.

    Post # 54
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    98 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    I’ve been engaged for a few months, i haven’t updated Facebook and I don’t plan on it. That’s just my nature. It took my co-workers weeks to find out and I didn’t even call my closest friends to sqeal about it, when they saw the ring is when they found out. My immediate family was already aware of the proposal coming prior to the deed and so was his apparently. There is a benefit though, months later people are still congratulating me on my engagement when they find out so it keeps the excitement going a bit longer 🙂

    Post # 55
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    About a week.. I would of taken longer if not everyone who was important to us got told in person. It drives me crazy when someone finds out something thrugh facebook before I get to tell them (usually not by my own doing)

    Post # 56
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

    He proposed Friday, and we updated Monday- gave us time to tell our special people. We also told everyone NOT to comment about it on FB until we announced it- that’s not at all how I wanted certain people to find out.

    Post # 57
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    1038 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I changed mine right away, i had waited 4 years for my proposal and wanted to scream it from the rooftops!

    Post # 58
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    Bumble bee

    @araneidae:  I updated mine a few days later (3 days tops, don’t remember exactly). I wanted to make sure that I called all of the VIP’s in my life so that they didn’t have to learn the news through FB.  

    Post # 58
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    We updated the next night – we made sure to call all our important family members first, but FI’s family had already started posting congratulations-type messages on my Facebook page before we changed it, so some people I barely knew actually found out before my relatives. It was only the difference of a few hours and I appreciated the good thoughts, but I wish we had asked everyone not to put anything on FB – I definitely wanted all my good friends and family to know before others found out.

    Post # 59
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

     We didn’t have the traditional proposal, it was more like one day we were like ” Let’s do the damn thing!” and booked the church. So for me there wasn’t much to announce per say. He surprised me with a ring a few weeks later and I updated at that point because it felt announcement worthy. 

    Post # 60
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    911 posts
    Busy bee

    We updated the next day after we told our immediate families.  DH is weird and awkward about relationships, so he decided to let his extended family and friends figure it out through the fbook and word of mouth.  He didn’t even tell his good friend that he works exclusively with.. he had to find out through a text from his wife.  “You’re ENGAGED?!”   “Oh yeah, I guess I am.”  Dork. *rolled eyes*

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