Posted by: Lisa | January 5, 2010

Advice for the Newly Engaged

Courtesy William Eng Photography

If there’s one piece of advice I can give to the newly engaged, it’s to relax and enjoy your engagement.

When you become engaged, you step into a transitional period where you announce your commitment to your significant other. Whether you do it with an engagement party or via your Facebook status, you will soon be inundated with questions, comments and suggestions from the peanut gallery. “So when’s the big day?” “Who is in your bridal party?” “Where are you having it?” The pressure to answer all of these questions can cause an extreme amount of stress, especially for couples who have not previously discussed this with each other before becoming engaged.

Oftentimes, couples jump headfirst into wedding planning. They will go visit wedding related websites and purchase as many bridal magazines as they can carry. They become transfixed by all the glossy images, and the notion of having the Perfect Day.

Before you overwhelm yourself, you should relax and enjoy the newly earned status. Take the time to discuss how the two of you would like to celebrate, and come up with some descriptions of how you want your wedding to feel, (not look). After all, this transitional period is really for you and your soon-to-be.

As for the actual wedding? Well, that’s another story!

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