Oh, so he put a ring on it? Great! But put the brakes on any thoughts of spamming ring selfies on Instagram.
Here, we look at a few things you should not put up on social media after he pops the question:
Photo: Alekon pictures on Unsplash
#1 The proposal…
Until you’ve already announced it to your loved ones, that is. 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.
In any case, your immediate family members and close friends shouldn’t know about your engagement through social media. And even if you can’t reach them in person or aren’t crazy about phone calls, a quick Whatsapp message isn’t too much to ask for.
Afterwards, by all means, announce it to the world!
#2 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. (Also read: 7 budget-conscious ways to score that dream engagement ring)
#3 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.
It’s one thing to share the happy news with your friends, and another to shove it in their faces. Of course, it’s your personal platform so you’re definitely free to post as you wish, but just know that it’s no fun to be scrolling through 10 to 20 pictures of the same occasion at a time.
Holding back and posting more of the actual wedding keeps people from gagging and hitting the Unfollow button.
#4 Info about your bridal party
Photo: Andre Hunter on Unsplash
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!
Do 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, especially ones you don’t want your colleagues, boss or future employer to see.
This article was first published in The Singapore Women’s Weekly