How To Enjoy Your Engagement Without The Stress Of Wedding Planning

As a newly-engaged lady, you might be ready to start planning right away, especially if you?ve been dreaming about this day for as long as you can remember. But hold up. Before you get up to your eyelashes in venues, dresses, and cake flavors, take a moment to consider what this time between engagement and marriage means to you. This is a fantastic moment in your life and it should be cherished just as much as your wedding day. Plus, not rushing into the planning phase and trying to get things done as soon as possible will take out a lot of undue stress and possible mistakes. So let?s talk about how you can enjoy your engagement to its fullest.

1. Start Slow

Don?t feel like you have to start securing dates and making ?Will you be my bridesmaid?? phone calls cards right after he slips the ring on your finger. Enjoy what just happened and ease into wedding planning. You don?t want to feel overwhelmed from the get-go. Once you?re ready to start planning, sit down with your fiance over morning coffee and log onto for ideas and tips as you start brainstorming or creating a plan of action. Talk about what you both want. Wedding planning is a team effort, after all.

2. Write it Down

Start an engagement notebook or diary of a sort to document this special time in your life. Write about your engagement in particular (how it made you feel), becoming a bride, jot down wedding ideas as you envision how you would like your wedding to be. Paste some pictures and mementos onto the pages of this notebook. Treat it like a scrapbook if you?d like and create a memory of a lifetime. Trust me, you?ll love looking through it in the future after you?ve been married as you grow old together.

3. Enjoy the Anticipation

One of the greatest things about an engagement period is the anticipation it creates. You?re over the moon, your fianc