It’s been gradually entrenched into our minds, perhaps by media, perhaps through societal norms, that engagements are supposedly these magical events during which everything goes right in your world and love conquers all, including the catering and wedding in an Italian castle dilemma. Sure, there is stress. Wedding planning, or any event organisation for that matter, would be taxing. But what nobody ever talks about is those peculiar details that go hand in hand with being engaged. So, here are 10 of the weirdest things about being engaged that not everyone tells you.
1. The ring
You know that feeling where you have just put on nail polish and you don’t want to ruin that amazing new color, but you’re not sure if it has dried yet so you continue to wait with your hands apart from your body letting your nails air dry? Wearing the new ring is not very different. You’re not certain how to place your hands, whether the stone is large and colorful not unlike Halle Berry’s, or a stunning solitaire statement. And you feel that everything you do leads your stone to catch and reflect light. It may take some time getting used to, but soon you’ll see your ring doesn’t get in the way of everything you do.
2. Prioritizing the list
As any potential bride would tell you, finalising your guest list is one of the most important decisions you would make while planning your wedding, since everything from your budget to venue choice are affected by it, but it is also the most difficult. How do you decide who is important and who isn’t? Sure, family and best friends are going to be there. But what happens to the colleagues you aren’t the most chummy with but meet every day? Or that one cousin who’s such a Debbie Downer that you can’t help but want to cross her off the list? Good luck with that, is all you seem to think as the possibilities seem rife with stress and dilemmas.