(Closed) How to survive?

posted 7 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
5110 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2011

aww I know it seems like a long time but after you start the planning it will go by fast.. just save now knowing that you are doing that to get to your day!! You can even start pre planning.. Dont be so stressed that its so far away.. just enjoy time with your fiance 🙂 Congrats on your engagement.

Post # 4
390 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@laurana: I had a two year engagement…and I was not particularly fond of the length. I find that having a long engagement (and this is just my personal experience) kind of detracted from the excitement of being engaged.

For example, we couldn’t have  an engagement party because it was already old news, there were plenty of people (our age) who looked at us skeptically like we weren’t really planning on getting married, etc.

I hope the three years passes for you quickly and you have a more exciting engagement period than I did. Since you just got engaged I would definitely have an engagement party if you can now since any later and it will be “old news”. Good luck!!

Post # 5
3520 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Maybe getting a subscription to a bridal magazine and picking your Maid/Matron of Honor would help.  That way, you can have someone to bounce ideas off of while you start collecting ideas to plan the perfect day!

Post # 6
533 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Well, congratulations on your engagement!!!  I wish I had as much patience as you!  Don’t let the 3 year wait get you down.  Think of it as more planning time! Heck in 3 years you will probably have some AMAZING ideas of exactly what you want. May I recommend buying a HUGE binder for all your wedding planning thoughts and ideas!

Also, who say’s you can’t have an engagment party???  After 3 years of waiting and planning you will for sure deserve one.  If I were you I would still be finding reasons to celebrate – 2 years to the big day, 1 year to the big day, 6 months to the big day, etc, etc.  It doesn’t mean you have to have a big party each time, but at least have a mini-celebration (bridesmaid day out, future bride and groom day out).

Good Luck – I can’t wait to see and hear about all the great things you are going to think of in the next 3 years!!!

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