Post # 1
Especially during the thick of the planning process?
Right after we got engaged, everything was so warm and fuzzy and rainbows and unicorns. I mean, love was like bursting out of my eyeballs. I was really annoyingly happy to be around.
I feel like planning makes me lose sight of how much I love the man I’m marrying because it’s so money/budgeting oriented and not all touchy-feely.
How do you keep the engagement magic alive when you’re in the seventh inning stretch of planning? Special dates? I’m interested in how you guys keep sight of what’s really important.
Post # 3
You should feel lucky to have had engagement excitement, because some people never got it. Yes, that is a tone of bitterness you read. I love my fiancee but his proposal was honestly the worst and still depresses me to this day, which then causes me to get MORE depressed because I feel bad about feeling bad about the horrible proposal, because he really is the most amazing man and I love him so much and can’t wait to be his wife.
Post # 4
I wish I had some advice, but right now I’m pretty frazzled as we are 111 days out from our wedding. We are doing everything so simple and small, but right about now I want to scrap everything and elope just the two of us.
Post # 5
@LizLemon: You’re definitely lucky to have had that experience once! Try to have days where you just don’t talk about the wedding. Break your routine so you can find a different frame of mind. If you’re really set on recreating the engagement can you revisit the place you got engaged? Did you do anything special afterwards (dinner at a particular place etc.) you could do again?
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Post # 7
oh girl, i feel you. I mostly do wedding planning on the weekdays. mainly because I only see FI on the weekends… but if FI needs to be involved, we make it a date. dinner, drinks, music and planning, makes it sooo much more enjoyable when he’s there. i don’t want it to eat up all of our time together either. i’m veeery careful about it. of course, i’m still 9 months out, sigh…
Post # 8
@JenniferSC: I’m sorry for your bad experience 🙁
@thursdayschild: I do feel very lucky! I don’t mean actually reinacting our proposal. I mean that honeymoon feeling after we got engaged was awesome, and with all the financial planning involved with the wedding, the feeling fades a bit. I miss it! I feel like we just get so caught up in making sure everything gets done that sometimes it’s really hard to enjoy being engaged.
@nolabee39: Ugh! I guess most of my problem comes from doing most planning on weekends. I will have to try to make that change 😀