5 Things No One Tells You About Getting Engaged

Everyone everywhere has something to say about planning a wedding. Everyone has an opinion on what kind of colors look best together. What kind of music will people dance to, and what kind of dress will be easiest to dance in? However, engagements seem to be in a world of their own. There is no wrong way to propose; every story is romantic, no matter the circumstances. Nonetheless, a few things about getting engaged may take you by surprise.

1.) You must tell your proposal story a million times. So be ready to repeat yourself many times. Everyone will want to hear your special story. This is why many couples post their proposal story on social media so people can see and read about it there. Therefore saving themselves the time and monotony of telling the same story repeatedly. Of course, we think retelling the story is half the fun of being engaged. A 20-year married couple rarely gets asked to tell that story.

2.) Your proposal will be different than how you always dreamed it would be. In your proposal fantasy, everyone special in your life is there to see you say yes, or you are in a different location. Maybe you are not all sweaty from the gym, with messy hair and no makeup. But these details make your story so special; they actually make it real, and real is way better than any fantasy.


3.) Everyone will want to know all the wedding details. Even though you have no clue about your cake flavor. What type of flowers you will have in your bouquet? Or if you have a DJ or a band playing at the reception, people will ask you anyway. People will want to know when you’re going wedding dress shopping. They will also ask if you need any help with the wedding planning. They will often bombard you with unsolicited advice. Take it all in stride, though; these people don’t mean to be intrusive; they are just genuinely, really, really excited for you. Be thankful that they care. 

4.) Some will be a bit grumpy. Among all the people that are happy for you, there will most likely be one or two that aren’t so thrilled. Your older sister might be upset that you’re engaged while she’s still single, and your best friend might have a problem with your fiancé. Just keep your head up. True friends know that what makes you happy makes them happy, and sour family members have a way of coming around in the end.

5.) Your relationship will feel different. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been dating for 10 years and have considered yourselves married for that same amount of time, someone just asked you to spend the rest of your life with them, and you said yes. This is a huge deal. For many, the wedding becomes simply a formality to make it all official; the engagement is the serious part.

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