I am very excited about today’s guest post! One of my best friends and my former roomie got engaged this past February 14th. Every girls engagement experience is unique to her and her life–I love how refreshingly honest and cute Beth’s perspective is! Check it out:
My life was forever changed on February 14, 2011 when my soulmate, Brad popped the question! Obviously, this was something that I knew would happen soon- although I kept telling myself that day “do not expect a proposal!” just enjoy what he has planned for you! As most soon to be engaged girls know- it can be very awkward when you start to anticipate the big moment and it DOESN’T happen. Cue the crazy girlfriend music here.
Then the moment finally came, it was all a blurr, I said yes and we kissed. My first thought on being engaged occurred in this moment: Engaged kissing is WAY better than dating kissing. There is just something about kissing the man that God has prepared for you, the person that is your other half, the person you are about to take on a wild journey, the person that said YES, YOU ARE WORTH ALL OF THIS AND MORE, that makes life perfect in that moment. Then the moment is over, you are floating on clouds…. it is time to tell everyone!
Things I didn’t think about/plan out for this task: Who will be offended if they hear through text? Who will be offended if they hear through someone else? When will we make this Facebook official? Who do you tell in person? Who do you avoid telling because they will immediately ask you to be in the bridal party and you have no intention of them being in it?! Decisions, Decisions. I am sure I offended some people, I am sure there may still be people that do not even know I am engaged.
Then come the endless questions of- have you set a date? did you pick your colors? will you ask all of the 13 people that had you in their wedding to be in yours? the list goes on and on.
I think the best thing about being engaged (so far- I am only 2 months in and 4 months away from my wedding) is being able to look at your fiance and know that he is “officially” the one for you. I have become even more curious about Brad’s personality and quirks- I am sure I will learn even more every day once we live together. These are the exciting things I need to focus on when the wedding planning can get chaotic or drama filled.
I hope to share more tidbits from being engaged and my wedding planning journey as the months go on, feel free to leave a comment with suggestions or feedback, or let Jaime- my wedding planner know!
Doesn’t she bring up some great points? I especially appreciated her thoughts on letting people know you are engaged! I remember being in this position myself!! And the part on Facebook official?! CLASSIC. Technology has certainly changed everything…
Thanks for sharing Beth! We can’t wait to hear more!