How to Announce Your Engagement on Social Media (Without Going Overboard)

Your invitations, your way.
It's totally understandable that you want to share the big news with all of your Facebook, Twitter and Instagram friends! But before you hit "post" (and then hit "post" again... and again...) make sure you've taken these six tips into account for a totally tasteful announcement:

1. Don’t flood the feed. 

We get it. You’re super pumped, and rightfully so! But multiple photos, status updates, photo albums, and big day details all in one day might feel like a lot for your followers (especially those who are anxiously waiting for a ring themselves…). Spread out your posts — it’ll extend your newly engaged bliss while keeping your crowd from getting overwhelmed!

2. Don’t get too specific about the ring. 

We love a good ring selfie — and your besties will too — but make sure not to get too detailed. Steer clear of specifying how many carats the diamond is, how much it cost, or where your partner purchased it from. No need to make ring comparing a competitive sport…

3. Do stick to one photo or album. 

Remember, quality over quantity! Instead of posting a bunch of pictures in the days following your engagement — most of which will get lost in the feed anyway — stick to one really awesome photo or wait until you have enough images to create a single photo album.

4. Do thank people for their well wishes.

Make sure you’re being gracious when friends and family congratulate you on social media. Like their comments or comment back to thank them for their support and excitement. If someone took the time to write on your post, you can take the time to write back. If you’re totally flooded with comments, reply to the thread with one big thank you to all the well-wishers!

5. Don’t share every detail of your planning process. 

Of course it’s okay to share some photos throughout the wedding planning process, but don’t turn your Facebook or Instagram into your personal inspiration board for the big day. Keep the details to a minimum to avoid hurt feelings (from uninvited guests) and giving away too much information.

6. Don’t make other people’s engagement announcements about you. 

If your friend gets engaged, make sure to show your excitement without bringing up your own engagement. Every bride or groom deserves his or her turn in the spotlight!
Alexia Conley
About The Author
Founder of Wiley Events.