Tips for Enjoying Your Engagement - Angie McPherson Photography

Tips for Enjoying Your Engagement

Whether you’ve been engaged for a few weeks or a few months, I’m hoping the bliss hasn’t worn off while wedding planning has taken over! Your engagement is not just a countdown, it is a chapter in your lives that should be enjoyed. In today’s post for brides, I’m sharing tips on how to really live in this moment and truly enjoy this season!

Continue to date each other

Keep up the date nights! Take some time together away from the wedding planning. Find relaxing or fun activities that will keep your mind on each other. Bowling, putt putt, movies, a swanky dinner… all the things you used to do before you spent your Friday nights on Pinterest haha!

Spend time with friends and family

You’ve chosen your bridesmaids, YAY! Now don’t let the next time you see them be at the bachelorette party! Carve out time for a girls night! You two can even host a game night with a ton of your friends. Have dinner at your parents house. Really take an interest in what’s going on in their lives as well because I’m sure you are getting a lot of attention right now 🙂

Divvy up responsibilities

Give your groom some responsibilities in the wedding planning process too! You don’t need to do it all on your own and some guys actually love to be involved. Have him reach out to a few vendors or simply ask him for input when you’re stuck. Don’t leave him out! I’ve had a few grooms book me and schedule the engagement session and it makes me smile knowing they are SO into the process! If you can afford it, hire a wedding planner to take the load off of both of you!

Take care of yourself

Schedule a spa day, get enough sleep, eat healthy, get active. You’ve heard this all before! But now is the time to really listen. Do not become a bridezilla simply because you aren’t feeling your best!

Keep the perspective

Seriously. You are marrying your best friend! This should be the most blissful time of your lives! Whether you are in premarital counseling or just discovering each other’s love languages, cultivate your relationship. Love on each other, keep showing one another that you care and you can’t wait to spend the rest of your lives with each other. Remember that your actual marriage is more important than your wedding day!

For more wedding planning advice, click through the For Brides category 🙂



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