Hey loveliesss, welcome back
I hope you’re all warm and well!
If you follow me on social media, you probably know I am now engaged to my wonderful boyfriend of 6 years. I wrote a blog post on our engagement so if you missed it you can catch up right here. I thought it would be a fun idea to do this post and share with you the reality of engagement.
You feel the need to tell EVERYONE straight away- After the proposal, I rang my parents straight away and told them to good news and an hour later I posted on facebook, tweeted, instagramed it and let everyone in my phone book know! I wanted to tell everyone, even strangers.
Setting realistic plans- If you’re anything like me, you’ve been mentally planning your dream wedding since you were a little girl, and it’s all very exciting but slightly unrealistic at the same time. Once you’ve said “Yes” it’s time to actually think seriously about what you want your day to be like, who you want there and how you can cram everything in to one day and stay within your budget. People want to know every tiny intricate detail of the wedding straight away, like DAMN give me some time. I’ve been throwing idea’s around on my pinterest board for a few weeks and I’ve found it really helpful.
The “How did he do it” question doesn’t get boring- I’ve told the same story what feels like hundreds of times and it’s still not boring to me. I could tell it a thousand more times and I’d still love and re-live every second.
You become so over protective of the ring – I’m still so paranoid my ring will get lost or damaged somehow and it would be a literal nightmare. I’m obsessed with my ring and how sparkly it is so when people go to touch it I’m like WOAHHH WHAT YA DOING THERE!? but at the same time, I can’t stop showing it off. I want everyone to know.
People invite themselves to your wedding- Since announcing our engagement some people have just assumed they’re coming to the wedding. If I can not remember the last conversation I had with you before the engagement, why would you be invited, y’know?
You realise how expensive weddings are- Any company that markets themselves as “Bridal” or “Wedding specialists” will have bumped up the price on every single item, knowing that most couples won’t cut corners on what they want for the big day. We’re doing our wedding abroad and a huge chunk of budget is taken up in flights and accommodation. Then you need to consider dress, suits, flowers, rings, photography, food, decorations, music, entertainment and so much more! Luckily our wedding package includes a lot of the things listed but if you’re having a UK wedding, set yourself a realistic budget and stick to it!
You’ll cry, alot! – Have the tissues to hand because sometimes it all becomes a little overwhelming. I cried when I came home and found engagement presents and cards, I cried when my best girl said yes to being my maid of honour, I cried when I heard the excitement in my families voices once I told them our plans. It’s an emotional time so whack out the waterproof mascara, you’re gonna need it!
Your virgin box becomes full of recorded wedding shows- Because you obviously need to know what other people have planned for their big day to get idea’s and inspiration. I’ve already watched so many episodes of “Don’t tell the bride” and “Say yes to the dress”
“So when are you having a baby” woah woah woah!, one major lifestyle milestone at a time please..
Your browser history is full of frantic research on insane bridal diets- because of course I want to know how I can lose 2 stone in 2 weeks, I don’t want to be a chubby bride. Honestly, some of the diet plans I’ve seen are so unhealthy and ridiculous. You’ve got time, go at your own pace.
I can’t wait to share my wedding plans with you, keep an eye out for more bridal themed posts coming soon. I hope you enjoyed this post.
Thank you for being here
Kisses and Love