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How to Truly Enjoy Your Engagement

How can you truly enjoy your engagement? When all the fanfare subsides. One of the most exciting moments within a relationship is when a couple gets engaged. Popping the question. Getting down on one knee. And jumping for joy. The moment is filled with love and happiness. You’re on cloud nine. That is until you tell people. Once the world knows you’re engaged, they bombard you with questions, and an exciting moment suddenly becomes super stressful. The proposal was fun, and the wedding will be fun, but the planning of endless details in-between is exhausting. So how do you truly enjoy your engagement? 

4 Ways to Enjoy Your Engagement

Don’t let the stress of planning a wedding keep you from enjoying your engagement.

4 Ways to Enjoy Your Engagement

Don’t sweat the small stuff (and it’s all small stuff). While you are mostly just planning a big party, it is a significant big party, and you want everything to go smoothly. Go ahead and let go of the thought of it all going perfectly, but it’s ok to want things to go well. The key to surviving the engagement is to remember that at the end of the day, you get to marry the love of your life. There will be a lot of bumps along the road, but try not to let them get to you. 

Allow people to help you. Because you want your wedding to be the way you want it to be, you may feel the need to control every single detail and take on everything yourself. But the fact is, there are a lot of people who truly would love to help you and take some of the stress off your plate. You can still be very involved in the process, make the final decisions yourself, and also delegate small projects. When people offer to help, actually take them up on it. 

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Celebrate along the way. Smaller events leading up to the wedding will help build excitement for the wedding and remind you why you’re doing all this in the first place. Go to bridal expos. Have an engagement party. Go on a bachelor/bachelorette trip with your friends. Have a bridal or couple’s shower. The more you celebrate with your friends and family, the more it will excite you up for the big day. 

Continue to date each other. Don’t let the emotions and busyness of planning the wedding distract you from your actual relationship. After you get married, you will be married. So what matters here, more than anything, is building and maintaining a solid foundation for your marriage. Have fun together. Go on date nights. Continue getting to know each other. Don’t just put your relationship on a shelf. It’s vital to still invest in each other. 

Planning a wedding is a marathon, not a sprint. Regardless of how long or short, your engagement is, you may have some roadblocks and obstacles to planning that “perfect” day. But always remember to keep the main thing the main thing. That means focus on your why. Why do you love each other. Why are you getting married. And why do you want to share that day with all your family and friends? Don’t let planning wedding stress you out! Enjoy your engagement!! 

Tara Carr is striving to live a totally healthy life -- mentally, physically, emotionally, and socially. Between home, work and social events, she finds release and comfort in writing. Brunch, sushi, and yoga keep her going, while her writing keeps her growing.

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