He’s Popped The Question.You’ve Said Yes. Now What?
As children, most of us dreamed of finding our very own Prince Charming, marrying him, and living happily ever after. We dressed up in our mama’s high heels, donned a pillowcase on our heads, popped on a string of pearls, and married our favourite teddy bear or doll to practice for when our chance came around.
For us girls, most of us have been dreaming about the day that our very own prince would get down on one knee and makes our lifelong dreams come true by popping the question, for years. So, when that day actually comes, it’s completely and utterly normal to feel somewhat overwhelmed.
He’s uttered those four life-changing words - will you marry me - you’ve said yes, but now you are feeling a little stumped as to what to do next. Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered - below is a list of the steps to consider taking after your partner has proposed and you’ve said yes.
Tell your nearest and dearest first
The first thing that you should do after getting engaged is tell your nearest and dearest. Whatever you do, don’t make the mistake of sharing a photo of the ring to Instagram or announcing your news on Facebook before yours’ and your partner’s family and close friends have been informed. The last thing you want is your mother-in-law-to-be finding out about your engagement via Facebook rather than from her son. So, make sure that before you share your news with the online world that you tell both of your families first, as well as any close friends, to ensure that no one is offended by not being told before it’s announced to the world.
Get your social media announcement right
If you do decide to announce your news on social media, it’s important to ensure that you get it right. Yes, you are super excited about spending the rest of your life with your partner, but that doesn’t mean that you have to share a soppy post on social media. By all means, share your news but do so in a fun way, instead of an overly romantic way. There are lots of ideas on Pinterest and other photo sharing sites for ways to do this, so it could be worth having a browse for inspiration.
Once you’ve announced your news, the next step is, of course, to celebrate. How you choose to do this is up to you and depends on yours’ and your partner’s personal preference. You could simply go out for dinner and drinks and celebrate together, or you could plan an engagement party. Some couples celebrate their news by hiring a photographer to do an engagement photo shoot for them, while others choose to take a romantic trip away. How you choose to celebrate your news is up to you and is completely down to yours’ and your partner’s personal preferences.
Start thinking about your big day
The next step, after you have got all of your celebrating out of the way is to start planning your big day. Whether you want to get hitched as soon as possible or would prefer to wait a while, that’s up to you, but either way, it doesn’t hurt to start planning.
Being proposed to is most probably one of the biggest moments most of us will ever experience, so don’t worry if you are feeling a little overwhelmed - getting engaged is a big deal.