Before there is an “I do”, there has to be a “Will You?”
I have heard many good stories of how engagements happened, some to bring tears to my eyes of how thoughtful, well planned and extraordinary they were. And not all were about a great deal of money; it was more about spending a great deal of time and thought!
- Public or private? Both have advantages. Do you want someone to document the moment? Time of day and location are important. If there’s any uncertainty, popping the question in front of 35,000 Husker fans could either: 1) be the most humiliating moment of your life; or 2) force out a “yes” croak that you both will later regret. There of course are smaller venues such as family and friends and holiday gatherings, with the person being asked being the only one who didn’t know it was going to happen. It really is about planning, organizing and making it happen!
- In the Lord of the Rings, Gollum was all about the ring (his precious!), and you should be too!! Keep it safe by not planning anything TOO creative that does not involve “hiding” it in machines, devices or places that it could get lost or damaged. And yes, taking one knee to ask the question is corny to some, and it is still what dreams are made of for most. It also happens to be one of the question “mom’s” and best friends will first ask!
- So you know the who, you know the what, you know the where, the when, you better know the why… Getting engaged is a lot of hurry up and wait. Up until the moment you ask, just relax and be you. It was got you to this point already. After you ask, be prepared to take time and just enjoy the moment. Bask in the glow and the smiles on each of your faces. It is one of those points in your life that you will know that all is right in your world. I ask you to pledge to yourselves to revisit that moment in time, those feelings, that smile when times are not all-right in your world.
- Things to consider: thanking those whom you are surrounded by for helping you get to this day. Think of the work you did just to get to this point, and now think of the planning and organizing that will go into your engagement dinner, rehearsal, your ceremony, your reception, your honeymoon, and everything else in between.
- Surround yourself with people (friends and/or family) that you can depend on is important, they are the ones who often make up your wedding party. If they have never held positions of responsibility or have served in a bridal party before remember they may need some help to be successful. Inclusive Life offers complimentary guides for the Father of the Bride, Best Man and Maid of Honor that will help them to know their duties and to help them with their wedding toasts. Call us today to see how we can help you.
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