Help-The Pressure Is On

posted 2 months ago in Engagement
Post # 2
1125 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

kinkycurlyme :  Congrats on the engagement! I just would tell people who are pressuring you for details and dates “We aren’t in any rush! We are enjoying the feel of being newly engaged! We will sit down and figure out wedding details in a few weeks.”


Post # 3
86 posts
Worker bee

Congrats on your engagement! I’ve been engaged almost 8 weeks now, and the first 2 weeks were the most stressful (so far). Everyone had a lot of excitement and opinions, and it was so overwhelming dealing with all of the questions and assumptions. After several nights of crying to my FI, we both kindly asked our parents to step back and give us some breathing room to figure things out. Have you tried talking to your respective parents and explaining that this is all very new and you need a few weeks to sort out your plans and ideas? As soon as I told my mom that she was making it harder on me, she backed off, and she’s been great ever since. 

Keep in mind your parents have probably been looking forward to this for a long, long time, so they’re giddy with excitement and ready to jump into the planning. 

Post # 4
604 posts
Busy bee

kinkycurlyme :  hide until everything is planned and booked and don’t accept money from anyone for the wedding. I’m paying myself I’m the bride I want to elope us two alone and I do what I want. We announced our engagement after everything was booked travel and photographer. 

Post # 6
253 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I definitely felt overwhelmed by friends and family at the Hop because everyone was so excited and kept asking me questions about things I hadn’t thought of yet. 

Once decisions got made, that settled down and it’s definitely not too much now.

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