(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 # 107
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    1269 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I did it the next day. I have a lot of friends and relatives that just aren’t reachable by phone so I announced it on Facebook. Kind of how we announce a lot of things in my family, we’re wierd.

    I also posted this, because I’m a dork and I had to and had been dying to do it months before he asked, my profile pic for the day?

    Post # 108
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    327 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    My fiance decided that he didn’t WANT to call all his friends (they all knew when/where he was going to propose so it wasn’t a suprise) and so decided to use facebook as a mechanism to tell people.  I was very much on the “lets hold off” phase.   I made sure to call/email/text everyone I wanted to before it happened. 

    Then i posted a picture of the chalkboard from the bar he proposed at on facebook and said “Whats on tap?  A wedding!!”  It was two days before we updated our actual facebook status.

    The best was that my Aunt didn’t answer her phone when my Dad tried to call her after brunch (when we got engaged) Within 5 minutes of me posting the picture on facebook, my Dad got a call from her since two of my cousins saw on facebook and immediately reported in!

    Post # 109
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    1269 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @NVACat:  One of my aunts didn’t pick up either, but when I called back later she had seen the FB post and said congratulations right away!

    Post # 110
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    128 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2014 - Dreams Palm Beach, Punta Cana, DR

    I really do not know what the big deal is with updating facebook – where some people you never ever seen in person. I guess it is a personal preference. I tend to be a little private, and don’t even have “In Relationship” status on or ever post picures of me and my SO there. I guess that also comes with jinxing and evil eyes and jealousy and all that. I just think it is not really necessary to mention something like that on FB, so I voted “don’t plan to.” 

    Post # 111
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    1896 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    Mine still says “In a Relationship”, I posted an announcement, but am undecided about posting “Married”.  To me it’s something personal and the people that I really wanted to know I told either over the phone or in person.

    Post # 112
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    128 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2014 - Dreams Palm Beach, Punta Cana, DR

    @renwoman:  Totally agree, I think engagement announcements are better celebrated and appreciated by the ones that we love, not so much by the people that are just FB friends or those who might now even care much. Once I get engaged I would text and call all the closest family and friends and that would be it, they are the ones that really deserve to know.  🙂 

     

    Post # 113
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    279 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I called my mom, dad and brother.   Texted a picture of the ring to some friends.  He called his family.  Then we posted on facebook for all our friends/coworkers/family to see.   From proposal to FB was maybe 30 minutes.

    Post # 114
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    36 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I never posted that I was engaged. I did post that I was married the day after the wedding. Main reason being- if you’re close to me, you’d know I was engaged and you’d be invited to the wedding. I did not want people coming out of the boonies and asking for a wedding invitation. I’m glad I did it this way.

    Post # 115
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    2454 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2017

    We changed it it a few hours after it happened, after we called the family and sent some friends a text picture.

    Took a cute picture, posted it, called it good.

    It just made life so much easier than calling 50 people and saying the same stuff.  Heck, I was tired after 2 calls. 

    Post # 116
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    3697 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I waited ’till we had talked to all our immediate family and friends.  It was a few days.  He proposed on a Thursday, we went away for the weekend, and I changed it when we got back – Monday or Tuesday.

    Post # 117
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    3208 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    I got engaged almost 2 weeks ago and haven’t updated FB yet! I don’t know if I even plan to update it since most consider think we’re married anyway since common law marriages are so common where I live. We’re currently “in a relationship” which is still true, and will remain true long after we’ve signed a statutory marriage license.

    Post # 118
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    854 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I updated mine a few weeks ago, several months after I was engaged. Since the majority of my FB friends are relatives and close friends, they already knew.  Everyone else, (old co-workers, classmates, etc) found out then.  

    Post # 119
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    287 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2015

    Mine doesn’t even say I am in a relationship and I am engaged as of today. I figure if I don’t call up and tell you then I don’t care whether you know or not and so I don’t care what your opinion is. May sound harsh but I don’t like everyone to know my business and so there is a lot of things I choose not to post. Especially as I have a lot of facebook friends that are old work colleagues, school mates and people I haven’t caught up with in years, or more than a decade in some cases, we’re not close enough to share special moments like this.

     

    Post # 120
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    1078 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I plan to once all our paper work is done since i have to move form canada it just seems lets do it when the date is set and everything is offical offical mainly cuz i can’t tand ppl asking me when the date is when all i can say is i am not sure till its all approved then with in 90 days form that lol you think a Canadian marrying an Amercian would be a lil ezer but no lol 

    Post # 121
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    2196 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    We got engaged in a Wednesday night, called both sets of parents (who knew it was coming, having been called earlier that day by FH to give them the heads up), called my brother & sister-in-law the same night & then just enjoyed the glow! the next day we called all our close friends and some of our extended family, although I left mum to call most of my side as I have tons and I live in a different country to all of them.  We had a laid back celebratory dinner with his parents & sister that night, came home, then facebooked (with the cheesiest goofy grins on our face as we were doing it :P).  It sucked not being able to celebrate with my parents straight away but they came over here about a week later and we had an awesome dinner with both sets of parents, siblings & my gorgeous niece & nephew.  It wasn’t the first time our parents had met but it was just a special, special night.  And we did FaceTime them not long after he popped the question!

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