This post was inevitable wasn’t it really?
With a date set and things slowly but surely ticking along, I was thinking how mental the past few months of my life have been. I’ve been in this whirlwind of seeing venues, being congratulated when I catch up with people and trying to adjust to this life changing event. It’s been fun, exciting and a little bit overwhelming at times!
We’ve been engaged for around 2 months now and it’s surprising how much we’ve achieved in that short amount of time. With the biggest bits out the way, it’s now time to develop a non-existent crafting skill, rope friend and family into tasks and save, save, save!
I’ve learnt a lot about wedding in the past few months, and also a little bit of what it’s like to engaged to someone. So, instead of internally thinking about it all, I whacked it into a blog post:
1. Even though you knew how much weddings cost, it still makes you feel a little bit sick to think how much you’re spending over one day. But, you also get caught up in the excitement of barns, manor houses and checking toilets to see if they are acceptable for your guests.
2. People suddenly become a lot more interested in you and your relationship. Amazing what a sparkly rock on your hand does.
3. You’ve never drank so much free coffee in your life. Do you want some biscuits with that caffeine rush whilst you think about giving us £21K for our venue?
4. You’ll still argue about who’s taking the bins out and all the small stuff in between. Just because he wants to spend the rest of your life with you doesn’t mean he wants to take the bins out every time they are full.
5. You’re never, ever ready for the proposal. I knew it could have been coming in the past year but I was completely taken a-back at how shocked and overwhelmed I was when it happened. I dealt the day by getting extremely drunk in shock and insulting a magician and having a hangover by 7pm. Perfecto.
6. Everyone will offer their piece of advice and have an opinion on something. Some of it will be a load of shit but some of it will be super helpful. Take what advice you need and smile politely at the bad advice.
7. You either use the word ‘finace’ all the time or still can’t get used to it. I’m on the latter side and still refer to The Geek at my boyfriend! I might get used to it before I have to start calling him my husband!
8. After having your mind warped at the price of things, you will consider eloping at least once. Will my folks be mad at me if I nip off to the Maldives or if Elvis marries us in Vegas..?
9. It’s OK to still be sad over things and being engaged doesn’t mean you have to be in a bubble of happiness. It’s OK to cry over people being knobs and bad days at work. Problems still exist whether you’re planning a wedding or not.
10. Your work colleagues become your team of wedding planners and get to know everything about every single venue, detail and who’s going or who isn’t. Guys, there’s only 18 months to go – hang on in there!
11. People are actually shocked when you start planning your wedding. The amount of venues who said we were eager beavers was insane!
12. It fills you with a new feeling of content. There’s actually another human who accepts you for who you are and wants to spend the rest of their life with you. They’ve taken the trip to your parents house, spent money on a ring and taken the plunge. That feeling doesn’t get old.