Moments after getting engaged, it can feel like you’re dancing around with a million different emotions. You may even feel like you have to jump into wedding planning as if every second until your big day happens must be spent making big decisions and fine-tuning smaller ones.
Getting engaged can even illicit mouthfuls of opinions from people super close to you, some hurtful, some helpful. Either way, right after your proposal, you might even start to wonder if having a wedding is something you want, or if eloping, or better yet, having a secret wedding makes more sense for your stress levels and your emotional state of mind.
Wondering how it truly feels right after you get engaged? Read on for five laugh-out-loud tweets that sum up what it’s like after the ring hits your finger and before you say "I do."
1. It’s hard to know where to start.
After the engagement celebration comes to a close, you might find yourself running around, frantically, trying to figure out what to do first. Should you book a venue? Should you hire a deejay? Should you just skip the wedding planning and figure out where to go on a honeymoon instead? If you’re not sure where to start, you’re not alone.
2. You’ll suddenly start counting your pennies.
One of the fastest ways to get thrown out of engagement excitement is to start picking and choosing what you want from your wedding and realizing you’re going to need a loan, help from a parent, or a winning lottery ticket to fund your dream wedding.
3. People will say odd things.
Most people will be on the team of “OMG you got engaged”, but some will say things that make you scratch their head and wonder why they would say such awful things.
4. Everything feels magical.
The world will look different right after you get engaged, meaning you’ll start getting just a little bit sappier and take everything that happens as a sign. Whether it’s hearing a song the day you got engaged that becomes your first-dance song or revisiting the place where you got engaged every week to relive the moment, you’ll feel like magic is totally in the air.
5. You make a list of priorities.
It’ll be interesting to see the kinds of things you have on your list of priorities once you get engaged. For some, it’s telling everyone you know that you’re officially saying “I do” to the love of your life. For others, it’s securing a domain name for the wedding website.