Thinking about popping the question or are you recently engaged? Let’s face it, planning anything to do with getting married can be daunting AND really confusing, especially with all the millions of ideas floating around the internet.
From the perfect engagement to wedding planning nightmares, we love reading all your stories. It reminds us of why we decided to get engaged and how overwhelming it felt at the beginning.
To help ease your engagement and wedding planning concerns, we thought we’d share with you our story so far and some handy tips, in the hope that this will give you a little heads up, faith and reassurance.
Q & A: Our Engagement Story…
When was the moment you knew that you were meant to marry one another?
I think after years of making each other laugh, even in the worst of situations, we just knew we’d end up together long term.
TIP: If you haven’t proposed yet remember, TIMING IS EVERYTHING! Way before you get engaged, have discussions together about the future. This will give you an idea on whether your partner is ready for a proposal.
Who proposed to who? - What was the process of ring choosing, proposal planning and proposing like?
After seven years of waiting, I simply made an appointment at Michael Frank Jewellers to talk about bespoke wedding rings. At the time, it was just to get an idea of price and look around their shop. We ended up walking out of our appointment having commissioned two engagement rings.
TIP: If you aren’t planning to choose the ring together then ensure you get a sense of what they really love by snapping photos of the jewellery they wear every day. The ring is a piece of jewellery your partner will wear every day for the rest of their life, so make sure you do your research. Ask a close friend or family member to help with ideas if needs be. Oh, and find out their ring size! If it’s not a secret, just ask!
What part of the wedding planning process were you most excited about?
Probably different answers from both of us here, I (Becca) have been most excited about outfits for both me and our bridesmaids. Debs really didn’t have loads of input on planning, so is more excited for the actual day to finally be here.
TIP: Before the two of you begin planning, it’s important to sit down and discuss what level of involvement you each want in the wedding planning process. Perhaps one partner is interested in the entertainment and decor, while the other wants to research the photographers and food. There are many ways to split up the duties so it’s not all on one person. Having a conversation about it upfront will 100% prevent any arguments later down the road.