Congratulations! This is very exciting! And, maybe, even overwhelming.
An Engagement is a magical decision for your two loving hearts. From this moment the “Together” journey has officially started.
I truly believe, this is the time when you really learn how to support each other. This article will give you a few ideas on what to do after the Engagement is announced.
Enjoy the Engagement Period!
That is amazing – you both are in love, and this is one of the most beautiful feelings on Earth: smile, laugh, dance, & sing! Be a little bit light-headed! Imagine that the whole world is created for you two and celebrate the fact that you found each other!
Be prepared to answer the following question: “When is the Wedding?”
The first question you probably will hear seconds after the “Big News” is “When is the Wedding?”.
This innocent sentence will, most likely, overwhelm you. Wedding preparation involves some planning and research. You will go through it, but a bit later. Not now.
Few weeks ago, I spoke with one of the grooms, and he shared with me his frustration. Someone asked him about his wedding plans right after he proposed to the love of his life.
“I didn’t see this coming. I thought: Ok, I proposed. I didn’t think that we will talk about the wedding right away. I wasn’t ready for that at all. I had a feeling that I didn’t think about that step throughout and that made me upset.
Show your Confidence.
There is 100% chance that your family and dear friends will ask you that question right away. They are excited for you, and everyone wants to know what to expect next. Be strong and give yourself a little bit of space. A simple answer such as: “We have few ideas in mind (even if you don’t), “we are working on it” and “we will keep you updated” will make your life easier.
An Engagement and the Wedding itself are interesting life projects, and they are fun! So enjoy the ride as it is a great learning curve on how to plan an event from start to finish.
Next week: “What to keep in mind during the first steps of Wedding preparation.”