It was the weekend before Valentine’s Day and I was having a fantastic girl’s night out in the Meatpacking District in NYC. Then the inevitable happens. First the whispers. Then the sea of turning heads and people standing up trying to figure out why everyone is whispering. Then comes the burst of applause and iPhone camera flashes. You automatically know what’s happening, but the girl at the bar with the sour face confirms it by saying, “I guess she said yes.”
This post is dedicated to those who have found themselves in a similar scenario (not the girl at the bar, but the girl or guy with the ring and new fiancé). Here’s three quick tips to make sure your engagement and wedding planning journey start off right.
Tip #1: Breathe and Relax: At some point during all the joyous celebrations, you have to take a deep breath. Unless you are planning to get married the very next day after the proposal, you really do have time to chill out and completely enjoy the moment.
Tip #2: Turn off the (Bridal) TV: Seriously, just for a couple of weeks please turn it off. Television has become overloaded with bridal shows. While these shows can be fun and entertaining, they can also be overwhelming. The goal is to not get to the point of exhaustion before you even begin the real wedding planning process.
Tip #3: Make sure you know why you said yes: Sorry to have to bring this one up, but it’s so much better to make sure you are marrying the right person right from the start. Take your time to think and most importantly communicate with your partner before you bring anyone else into the mix.
Any tips you’d like to share for our readers? Leave a comment or tweet them to @1derlandevents. We’d love to hear from you!