Weddings

Wedding Wednesday: What not to do when you get engaged

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Getting engaged is exciting, and most brides-to-be can’t wait to pick up the phone and make a call, text everyone they know and/or post to all their social media accounts.

But in the excitement, you may make a few mistakes you’ll regret later. It’s a good idea to let the excitement sink in some and give some thought to some of the details before you spread the news to your world. We’re not suggesting you hold off calling your mom, sister or best friend. Just make sure to tell them in person or call them, don’t let them find out through a text or a Facebook post.

Have you ever found out something on a Facebook post or a Tweet that would have been much better delivered in person? Think before you hit send on that post. Do you want to share the good news in person or have them read it on a web page?

When you first get engaged and start telling everyone, you may want to refrain from inviting everyone you talk to, and avoid inviting everyone connected to you through social media. Did you plan a wedding that size? You may not be able to accommodate all the people you invite. You may also invite people early in your engagement but when you are making out the invitations, you decide not to include them. If someone was invited verbally but then not officially invited, they could be disappointed and it could strain a relationship.

Another thing you might want to avoid is running out and buying the first wedding dress that catches your eye. Or, if you do, stop shopping. You want to find just the right dress but once you find it, you don’t want to be wishing you had something else because you found another “perfect” dress.

There are a few other things you should avoid before or during a wedding that we’ve written about in previous blogs. Check out “What not to say at a wedding” and “Weirdest wedding ideas.”

Getting engaged is one of the most exciting times in your life so try not to get overwhelmed, plan the best you can, and enjoy it!

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