Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The BEST Part About Getting Engaged is....

........Getting Engaged!

A friend from high school recently got engaged to her dream guy. They've been dating for a little over a year and getting married was on both of their minds.

Because I've been married all of five months, I'm a bit of a wedding expert (I lived/breathed it for a year). She recently asked me what my number one piece of advice would be.....

and I asked many, many newlyweds this exact same question

.....and it would have to be to simply enjoy being engaged. Someone gave me this same advice about a year ago. I didn't get it. I thought it sounded obvious and I wish that I paid more attention to it.

Being married is awesome and incredible and I thank my lucky stars everyday that I've found someone who wants the same things out of life that I do. But, if you're one of the lucky ones, you'll be married for your entire life. You're only engaged once. Do you see what I'm saying?

Once you're married you're kinda old news. Now, I'm not recommending getting married for attention, but it's an obvious perk. People care about how it's going, they are interested in your life and the entire year is full of smiles, unicorns and rainbows. The best advice that I could give my old buddy would be to take her time and to bask in the excitement.

The only other advice I had-- spend the money on the videographer and the photographer. They'll capture whatever you forget.

What do the rest of you think-- looking back- did you enjoy your engagement as much as you could have? Any other advice for the soon to be newlyweds?

1 comment:

Kids, Canines, and Chaos said...

And some of us may be lucky enough to get engaged twice.. of course, that usually means the first time was a complete flop. (Been there, done that... but totally looking forward to engagement II) :)