I just got engaged over the weekend! Would love any advice!

posted 2 years ago in Engagement
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

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gray15 :  Things will go wrong and that’s ok cause at the end of the day you and your partner will be married. 

The wedding day goes by quick be sure to eat when you get the chance.

most importantly try to enjoy the wedding day ❤️❤️

Post # 3
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Blushing bee

Everyone is going to have an opinion on how your wedding should look/flow/be. Stick to your guns! Your wedding is about you and your fiancé, not about cousin Sally. It’s not worth it to worry so much about making everyone happy if you aren’t happy in the end!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2020

Congrats!!!

Create a budget and stick to it. 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

Congratulations! My biggest piece of advice would be to not sweat the small stuff… I suddenly went from relatively chill to bridezilla in the days leading up to my wedding. The day before my wedding (during which we were doing our own setup for the reception), I literally cried and got into an arguement with my bridesmaids over napkins and tablecloths (yes, really… Not my proudest moment 😬)

And you know what? I 10000% would not have noticed what color any tablecloths or napkins were on the day of my wedding. All the random little details I’d let myself suddenly obsess and stress over right before the big day literally meant nothing, and I felt so silly for how worked up I’d let myself become. 

Enjoy your day with your husband-to-be and don’t fall victim to worry over stupid details! None of it’s worth it <3 What matters is you guys!

Post # 6
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Wannabee

Only really spend money for your “must haves”, most people don’t notice or remember the details that you end up spending extra money on.

Have good food, good music, and have fun! You only do it once. Don’t sweat the small things. Even though your planning a wedding you still have to live your normal life at the same time.

 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

Have the wedding that you and your fiancé want. There are so many ways to get married—from a large formal event to just the 2 of you in the mountains—there are so many possibilities. In the end, you’ll have the same outcome—a marriage certificate. I found it to be a lot of fun seeing all the different ways that people get married!! I guess that’s how I found this site and why I’m still here. 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee

ENJOY yourself and the process!

Post # 9
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Blushing bee

I wish I knew what kind of wedding I want lol

I have so many ideas in my head and it’s killing! Going through venue packages when I can’t go to see it (I live aboard but will make wedding back home) is not easy at all

Post # 10
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Busy bee

Dont pick your bridesmaids until close to the wedding unless they are your sisters. It is amazing how quickly relationships can change in year+. Very awkward when you want to boot a Bridesmaid or Best Man out when you are not that close anymore. 

Post # 11
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Busy bee

Do NOT listen to anyone who tells you you’re supposed to be stressed out, or “supposed to” anything. They will try. 

Have fun. Just remember to focus on your new life together. I wish I had known this – I lost sight of what mattered most. ❤️

Congratulations 🎉! 

Post # 12
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Busy bee

No advice, just congrats on your engagement!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

Don’t promise people in advance that theyll get an invitation.  Some friendships change.

Also there will be some people you never see after your wedding. 

Post # 14
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

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gray15 :  

Congratulations, Bee!

My advice is that you post ring pics immediately!!!

 

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2019

Congratulations on your engagement! The advice I tell my friends is to not get into detail with people about your plans. What I mean is people have opinions on everything. My uncle told me I needed custom napkins because he keeps them as souvenirs, my mom and Future Mother-In-Law told me they didn’t like my dessert options, etc. you get the idea. If you don’t tell these people anything they can’t tell you they hate it or you should do this or that. The wedding really should be about you and your fiancé, not about what sorts of things random people collect and keep in a box in their basement. Enjoy this time! 

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