Getting engaged is serious business – just ask Prince Harry and Meghan Markle – so it’s paramount that you get it right. Some may think that the perfect proposal is rich with romance, while others are satisfied as long as their partner gets down on one knee when popping the question.

Once you and your partner have agreed to spend the rest of your lives together, you can plan how you’ll announce it to the world. Should you call everyone? Or should you save yourself some time and inform everyone in bulk via Facebook? The latter is often the most popular choice.

However, once again, it’s important to get it right, and there are some key things to remember when announcing an engagement on Facebook.

You should be mindful of world events (no one wants an engagement announcement during a global disaster), make sure you tag your partner and not an acquaintance with a similar name in haste, and, most importantly, pay special care to the picture you upload.

Something this couple failed to do…

Miranda Levy was so desperate to announce her engagement that she forgot to check her post before sending it out for everyone to see.

“I am truly blessed today as the love of my life has asked me to marry him,” she wrote, elated. “He wasn’t able to give me a real ring yet, but what matters is what’s on the inside. I know that we’ll be happy together, regardless of material things.”

But while she stressed the importance of material objects, her friends were quick to notice a rogue object in their photograph that rendered her endearing statement invalid. It also explained why her new fiancé hadn’t been able to get her a ring…

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