Congrats! You (or your BFF/cousin/coworker who’s been talking your ear off about cushion cuts for months) just got engaged! First things first: Pump the brakes on that oh-so-perfect Instagram announcement. Here, six things you should refrain from posting once your betrothed pops the question.
6 Things You Should Never Post When You Get Engaged
The number of carats
Or, God forbid, the price tag of your new rock. C’mon people. We get it’s the age of oversharing, but keep it classy.
A video of your sparkly ring
Instead of just showing off your bling with a 45-second clip of your glittering diamond, why not post the story of how it all went down? Your friends will all be asking the same question, so give the people what they want, yeah?
Announcement posts before telling close friends and family
How would you feel if your sibling got engaged and you found out via your Facebook feed? Make it a point to keep things hush-hush until you’ve had time to personally tell loved ones. Trust: That perfect caption can wait a few days (or at least a phone call).
Dates and details of the ceremony
They’re called invitations for a reason. Share the important details only with guests, lest you want your second-grade teacher commenting on Facebook about whether her invite got lost in the mail. (It didn’t.)
A million hashtags on your announcement post
So you want to be featured on [insert wedding blog here]? Flooding your followers’ feeds with #bridetobe, #heputaringonit, #taken, etc. is a lot of work for your thumbs. Instead, just submit your story directly to the publication or blog if you're so inclined.
“Future Mrs. [insert name]” on your profile
We know you’re stoked (and that’s totally adorable and fine), but we have a feeling this might make some people #unfollow. Do feel free to scribble it liberally in your Lisa Frank notebook, though.