SAVORING YOUR ENGAGEMENT
“Engagement Season” (typically that period between Thanksgiving and Valentine’s day where it feels like your entire feed bursts with everyone getting engaged) is right around the corner, so we wanted to talk about savoring your engagement!
What does that mean? Why would I do that? Take it from a girl who waited over nine years to get engaged and then sprinted to get married in 9 months during a pandemic - take time to enjoy your engagement.
You and your partner have finally decided to take this next step together and that’s exciting! Take time to really soak up this moment. You deserve to be happy, feel all the feels, rejoice, cry happy tears, and really SAVOR this moment. Reflect on your relationship, everything you’ve been through as an individual and a couple to see how far you’ve come and look ahead to your future together and what that looks like. I think this is a great time to reflect on life.
My engagement (although quite brief) was a very reflective time period where I saw my partner in a whole new light. We talked more about the future than ever before. It was so sweet and really got us ready to finally take the plunge. I hope for you and your other half that you are able to take this time to talk about where you’ve been, what you’ve overcome, and where your future is heading
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As soon as you get engaged, everyone is likely to swarm around you and start asking tons of invasive questions lol like “when are you getting married?”, “when are you having kids?”, “where are you getting married?”, “am I invited to the wedding?”, and so much more. It can be a lot, and to that I say, tell them, “IDK, I JUST GOT ENGAGED and I’m ENJOYING my engagement!”
Go out, have nice meals together, take a short staycation, do something small to mark the occasion; instead of jumping directly into planning the wedding. It can be extremely tempting to immediately plan the wedding, but there’s no need to rush. There is no pressure. If you already have a date in mind, great, if not, it might be a great option for you to have a 18 month to two year engagement.
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Staying engaged longer can be great and has its own benefits, too! By waiting a year or two to finally tie the knot, you’ll be able to save more money along the way. This is a much better option than taking out a large loan to pay for the wedding and starting off your marriage in debt. Planning a wedding can be very stressful, it’s another whole ass job (that’s why people hire planners) so it’s a lot to deal with while balancing your career, family, home life, and more. It’s less stressful when you can break it into smaller planning pieces along the way. More time means you can enjoy the process of planning, really think about your wedding vision, narrow it down, and slowly find your vendors. There’s less pressure when you have a longer amount of time to get it all done.
So the takeaway, take your time and savor your engagement and when you are ready to start planning, you know where to find us!
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You LOVE being engaged but you and your partner also feel ready to start planning your big day? Have no fear! Contact us here to get started