Looking for engagement advice? You've come to the right place. Here are a few articles to help you get started on your wedding planning journey.
The moment after getting engaged is the moment the journey begins. Welcome to the first installment of our Engagement Series Advice! This series will run throughout January and assist newly engaged brides beginning their journey as wedding planning pros. The key to wedding planning is to always be on the offense, never the defense. Planning two steps ahead will almost always save you from disappointment, while waiting for things to fall apart or happen on their own, will only stress you out and get you upset. I'm not sure why I'm writing in sports metaphors, lol, but I feel it's a good strategy to implement early on in the wedding planning phase. So before this whirlwind for you starts, here are 10 actions to take immediately after he puts a ring on it! Enjoy!
Yay, you're engaged! Pour the champagne and let's celebrate! Whether you started the planning process yet or are just weeks from walking down the aisle, naturally you want to look your absolute best and obtain that wedding glow all brides seem to possess. Being overwhelmingly happy is a great start, but there are also certain steps you can take to guarantee that flawlessly fierce 'blue steel' look hundreds of guests will see while you walk down the aisle. With engagement season and New Year's resolutions consuming my world, I decided to round up some amazing ways to step up your wedding game (and maybe knock out a resolution or two) to help you become the best version of yourself you can possibly be for your wedding day! Enjoy!
Wedding costs were by far the most stressful part of my wedding planning. Each week I found a new item to add to the reception list or a perfect pair of wedding shoes that were way too pricey and before I knew it - I was way over budget. I had to really step back, be rational and get creative to cut down my wedding costs or I knew there was going to be disappointment on my big day. Here are some of the clever ideas I came up with to help inspire you to get your inventive juices flowing and stay within your wedding budget:
Groom advice doesn't often top the list of things that brides think that they need help with, but the fact is that he's along for this wedding planning ride with you so you'd better take a pointer or two. Being involved in the planning of your wedding is something your groom will love, as long as you know what NOT to expect from him.
If you ever get the feeling that your fiance isn't nearly as excited as you to be planning your big day, don't worry, that's not the case. You're probably just asking him to help with the wrong things and he's terrified that he'll give you a wrong answer and screw something up. Women are way better long term planners while men tend to excel at short small bursts of obsession. My wife will attest to this as I have a new 'Shark Tank' invention every month that consumes my free time until the next one pops into my head.
That's not a bad thing as far as wedding planning goes, you just need to harness the power of his short attention span and he'll be able to take a lot off of your plate. Steer clear of asking for his help on these five things and you'll save the both of you a lot of wedding planning headaches.