- 5 years ago
- Wedding: June 2013
I was engaged earlier this year and married within almost four months. The joy of the proposal was quickly replaced by the unbearable stress of planning a wedding.
Resist, resist, resist the urge to share your good news with your best friends, family, etc. Keep your engagement a secret for a LONG TIME. Use that time to plan what the TWO of you want to do. If you share your good news, you will be bombarded by excited females trying to take over your wedding.
Take the guy’s feelings into consideration. His feelings are more important than what your gal pals think. Plan out your wedding. Choose your location, consider what you can afford, who you want to invite and who you can afford to invite. Do all this without the chorus of dozens of others who want to chime in. Do a lot of preliminary planning before anyone else knows. Get practically to the point of sending out invitations before you let the cat out of the bag.
I saved myself tons of drama by having a maid of honor and that’s it. No, you don’t have to go that far, but the bigger your wedding party, the bigger your headaches.
By the way, it did all work out for me. I enjoyed the day, but the stress leading up to it was tremendous.