This Christmas I joined the ranks of clichéd masses who get engaged over the holidays. It’s kind of funny that he popped the question over Christmas: it really did just kind of happen that way. The long story short is we’d planned to stay in on Christmas Eve, we decided to go out instead, and he asked when we got home. It really was sweet and very “us”, and I’m very happy to be spending the rest of my life with him.
This is the outfit I was wearing when we went out that night and I’ll always remember it as the “engagement outfit”. I felt fun and festive for the holidays without being too literal: metallic accessories like the rose gold bag are my current style favorites, and introducing friends to new brands and small shops has been one of the best things about running this blog and IG account.
Telling people I’m engaged just makes me feel weird, like I’ve just joined the ranks of something I’m not sure I belong to. And by that I certainly don’t mean ‘married’, because that’s the part I AM excited about. What I’m NOT excited about is the planning and spending of money and potential fights about some stupid wedding-related what-have-you and feeling like no matter what we do we’re going to be letting someone down… it’s that part that makes me anxious.
We haven’t done anything other than get engaged at this point: no date, no plans on any other wedding details. I have a feeling I’m going to hate this whole planning process, but perhaps I’ll be pleasantly surprised, I don’t know. Though I’m sure I’ll write about the planning part from time to time, one thing I can say for sure is that this will NOT become a wedding blog, and you already know this ain’t a lifestyle blog. Someone’s got to remain sane around here is all I’m saying.
Do you have advice for wedding planning you wish you’d had when you went through the whole process? Please, help a girl out and share those gems in the comments!