What No One Tells You About Getting Engaged

Growing up, I was a huge romantic. I watched countless rom coms, indulged in any type of love story, and read so many novels like "The Notebook" but nothing truly prepared me for my own love story. Even after witnessing many weddings, proposals, and vow renewals, I still had no idea what to expect if it were to ever happen to me. Somethings, you just learn on your own, like getting engaged. You think you know what will happen, or how you'll handle it, but most of the time, it will take you by surprise. Today I'm getting personal and sharing a few things that No One Tells You About Getting Engaged. Here are just a few things that took me by surprise, and a few that I've learned throughout my engagement so far. 

 

It's a roller coaster of emotions.....

The second I became engaged, I was a mess of emotion. When Dustin proposed, I imagined I would jump for joy, scream, and laugh. To my surprise, my emotions were all over the place. I was a mess of tears, the second he had popped the question. I couldn't believe what had just happened, so I stood there, clutching my best friend, sobbing. My emotions went haywire and I just couldn't process what had just happened, and what was going to happen. It was definitely one of the most memorable moments of our lives together this far, because of they way we felt, and all the emotions we felt in that very moment. No ones going to tell you, or explain to you that when it happens, you're going to instantly be a hot mess. 

 

Your friends go into panic / planning mode....

When I became engaged, I took roughly two days to be able to tell anyone. Like I said, getting engaged is a roller coaster of emotions, and I was riding the waves, hard. As soon as I began to tell my closest friends, they instantly went into planning mode. Even strangers want to offer you tips, or insight on planning a wedding. My sisters were super quick to ask "have you set a date?" "where are you going to get married!" and "when is the wedding?" seemed to be the most common of the three. I never would have thought that everyone would be so eager and ready to lend a hand in the planning process. Within a week of becoming engaged, all of my closest friends were already pinning, planning, and researching for me. 

 

You cry, like, a lot.....

Like I said earlier, the instant I became engaged, I was in tears. I was a hot mess the entire day, and just couldn't stop crying from pure shock, and total happiness. The entire month of August I cried at least once per day just thinking about our future, getting married, and creating a life we loved together. Even though it's been roughly six months, I'm still a ball of emotion, I still cry a ton. Sometimes it's a love song that triggers my emotion, or maybe I just look down at my ring, and before you know it...I'm in tears again. 

 

It makes you become more excited about the little things in life.....

Just to know that you're engaged and that one day you'll become married to the love of your life, makes life that much more exciting. To be able to share milestones, grow together, and experience all that life has to throw at you with your best friend is an incredible feeling. Just knowing that I'll be married to the guy that makes me happiest, just makes life that much better. Knowing that I'll have my best friend beside me through the good, and the bad makes me feel safe, and ready to tackle any obstacle head on. Getting engaged gives you a new level of appreciation for all the little things in life. 

 

Are you newly engaged? What are a few things you've learned a long the way?


 

 

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