I recently got engaged. It was incredible. He did it on a boat, under a willow tree in Central Park. (Say it with me… awwwww!) Everything was fabulous and I was so excited to tell the world. But with all that instant communication available right now, news travels fast. I wanted to be sure everyone that mattered learned about my engagement in person, or at the very least on the phone.
As the marketing communications director at Roost, it’s my job to broadcast everything, but before clicking “share” on Facebook there are some things to note:
DO: Post something more than just changing your relationship status. Just changing your status to “Engaged to” almost feels like you’re trying to sneak it by. In addition to changing your status, post something fun! I posted, “Ok everyone…if you can believe it…Terra Khachooni is now ENGAGED to @Christopher Casteleyn and I have never been happier!!!!”
DON’T: Post a picture of just your ring. It’s tacky. You can post a picture of the two of you and you can be holding your hand up, but posting a photo of just your hand or only your ring isn’t the classiest thing. There’s a fine line between being excited about something and showing something off. Many of my friends wanted to see the ring and I emailed them a photo of it and humbly said, “I feel so lucky to be given such a gift.”
DO: Post a photo or change your profile default to a picture of the two of you. It’s a great way to show your special someone how much they mean to you. Also, for those “friends” on your Facebook who may not truly know you, it will give them a picture of what you look like as a couple.
DON’T: Post on Facebook or Tweet it out the minute you get engaged. Although it’s exciting news and you want so badly to shout it from the rooftops, take a second to make this moment precious between the two of you.
Do: Wait until you’ve told everyone important the news before you post it to your social network sites. The worst is to have a close friend or family member see it on Facebook. The close ones deserve face time or a personal call or email!
DON’T: Post a link to your wedding website. You have no idea who you’re going to end up inviting and the list will change over time, so be careful who you share wedding details with. If you share too much, they will be expecting an invite.
-Terra Khachooni of Roost.com
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GIRL TALK TIME: What do you think of the dos and don’ts? What is your advice for announcing an engagement?