Dear Not-Quite-Yet-Engaged Friends,
Yes, I’m talking to you.
I know that this is a blog about wedding planning. I know it’s geared specifically for those women (and men) out there with rings on their fingers and venues on their mind. I know that a vast majority of this blog’s readership is engaged, planning away and probably has a date picked out.
But I know they’re not the only readers out there. I have this sneaking suspicion that there are other readers, too. Maybe you’re already married. Maybe you just like weddings. Or maybe you’re like one of my best friends: you’ve found the one, and you really just can’t wait for him to pop the question.
Which brings me to the fact that, by the way, you’d really appreciate it if everyone else you know would stop getting engaged and making you jealous. Because you, my friend, have what we like to call “wedding fever.”
(Don’t worry, you’re not alone. I’m pretty sure 95% of us women get it. It can happen in a flash - and it seems to be very, very contagious.)
If you’ve caught yourself wishing you could “pin” all those wedding dresses you keep seeing on Pinterest, if you can’t help but eye and evaluate the ring of every married woman you come across, or if you just can’t stop imagining how incredible your guy is going to look in that tux...well, let’s just say that your case has officially been confirmed.
But what do you do with this fever? It’s true, the only complete cure is to get engaged and start planning that wedding that you can’t seem to help but dream about...but I know firsthand that it isn’t always that simple. Plus, pressuring your future spouse into proposing is not quite as much fun as it sounds. So, in the meantime, this is what I recommend:
First, soak up the fact that you’re with someone that you can’t wait to spend the rest of your life with. I mean, seriously, this person is incredible and you know it. Second, don’t pressure yourself. It’ll happen when it happens. And third? Well, I’m all about using secret Pinterest boards to hoard ideas while you wait!
Photo Credit: Kevin Trowbridge Photography