Ideas & Advice

Just got engaged? Don't commit these social media faux pas!

Oh, so he put a ring on it? Great! But put the brakes on any thoughts of spamming ring selfies on Instagram.

Oh, so he put a ring on it? Great! But put the brakes on any thoughts of spamming ring selfies on Instagram. Besides being a little cheesy, its also a little impersonal don’t you think?

Here, we look at a few other things you should not put up on social media after he pops the question:

1. Your ring's value

This includes any info about the number of carats in your diamond or its actual price tag.

It’s poor engagement etiquette to overshare and everyone proposing has a different budget for their ring, so this is not the time to flaunt your bling.


2. Too many engagement photos

Feel free to share the footage of the big moment on social media but if you choose to do so be careful not to go overboard.

Holding back and posting more of the actual wedding keeps people from gagging and hitting the unfollow button.


3. An immediate reaction

While it’s tempting to share the big news with your entire social network, resist the urge to post within the first few hours, or even the first day that you get engaged.

Good engagement etiquette dictates that you make sure that you’ve contacted all your close family members and friends personally before posting.


4. Info about your bridal party

You might be excited to let your friends and family members know that you’ve selected them to be a bridesmaid but think twice about sharing this on social media.

You will certainly have friends who will think they are being skipped over and honestly, you don't need that additional stress.


5. Dates and details of the ceremony

Announcing where and when your big event will take place seems harmless, but keep in mind that people will find a way to make you feel bad about your decision whether out of envy or because they were expecting an invite that you had no intention of sending.

Keep these details off social media and you can rest happy!


6. “Future Mrs. [insert name]”

Okay, we get it. You're happy! But please keep the mush off social media. Most people will just think you're being sappy and overly lovey-dovey so save the romantic prose for private consumption.

The same goes for any overly touchy/PDA-filled photos. We can't unsee those you know.


This article was first published in The Singapore Women's Weekly.