So you’re engaged? These 8 tips for the newly engaged couple will make your life so much better and allow you to enjoy being engaged. They are also going to help make the most out of the wedding planning process without leaving you feeling stressed.
8 Tips For The Newly Engaged Couple:
Personally Call Your Family, Don’t Post On Social Media First // This is the biggest tip I have for you. Letting your family and close friends find out on Facebook when you change your relationship status is totally not cool. It’s unfriendly and makes it seem you could care less if they know. Pick up the phone and call your family members before posting on social media. Believe me, they are going to feel more touched and happy for you this way. When Brad and I first got engaged, the first person I call was mom and dad and then my grandparents. We spent 30 minutes calling our family and texting our super close family friends and then posted to social media after all calls were made.
Avoid Fighting // Fighting is no fun. Wedding planning can be fun and super stressful. Don’t let the stress get to the point were you and your fiancé start fighting. Set your budgets, discuss what’s important to both of you, work together, and talk to each other. Brad and I had one fight at the beginning of the wedding planning process. I’m not going to lie, it was ugly. Since that fight, we have both talked openly with each other about what is important to have at our wedding, how to save money, who is paying for what, and so on. We are 3 months away from our big day and there has only been the one argument.
Enjoy Every Moment // I know you have been told this 100 times but take it all in. Being engaged goes by so quickly. Brad and I have a 10 month engagement and we are already 90-something days out. I can’t believe that it is going by in a blink of an eye.
Set The Budget // After you get engaged and before you start any planning, make sure you set your budget. Once your budget is set, then the planning process can begin. After the budget is set, do not go over. This will cause turmoil between whoever is paying for the wedding and you. If you and your fiancé are paying for the wedding, then going into a marriage with financial stress is no way to start out. There are so many budget friendly ideas that still look amazing!
Don’t Let Other Opinions Cause You To Compromise On What You Want // This is tip is crucial. There are going to be so many people involved in the wedding planning process and those people are going to want to give their opinions constantly. Take in their opinions, thank them, and only add what you see fit. Now if you aren’t paying for your wedding and the person who is paying voices their opinions, this is where things get tricky. If you absolutely despise the idea, try and let that person down easily. Express to them that you appreciate all of their help but that idea isn’t something that you love, and then recommend a similar idea that you like better. Sometimes you just have to remind people that this is your wedding and that you want your wedding to be special to the two of you.
Don’t Let The Stress Get To You // Stress is inevitable with wedding planning. Try and avoid stressing out and turning into a bridezilla at all costs. By keeping the stress to a minimum, you are going to enjoy being engaged, enjoy the wedding planning process, and people are going to enjoy being around you. Nobody likes a bridezilla!
Have Fun // You’re getting married! Make memories and have fun. Laugh and cherish each other. Make dates to go and try your food, cake, try on outfits, and so on.
Remember Why You Are Getting Married // You are getting married because you have found someone that you love and want to spend the rest of your lives together. While wedding details are a big deal, the details are not the reason, your love for one another is the reason. Stay true to yourself and your relationship and everything will go great. If someone doesn’t go as planned on your big day, remember why you are there in the first place. You are there to get married to your love. Don’t sweat the small things.
There you have it! My 8 tips for the newly engaged couple. Believe me, following these tips will make your life happier and allow you to enjoy being engaged. Looking for more wedding tips? Check out how to choose your wedding band (entertainment) and how to choose your wedding venue.