This is a collaborative post.
I think there is a lot of pressure these days on couples to have lots of fuss when it comes to engagements and weddings. Sometimes it feels really daunting and there’s just so much to consider. Where do you even begin?! I also think these days, a proposal is a little different, or at least it’s not quite what you expect from the movies. I mean, I’m sure it is for some people of course. There will always be a little bit of surprise but I kind of feel with modern couples it’s something you talk about first.
In a way I think that’s taken some of the pressure off because hopefully we already know what the other person is going to say. It’s something you know together will happen in your future because you are probably already living as married and just want to make it official and enjoy your lives together. I’m not making this sound very romantic am I? Am I the only one that feels like this? It kind of curbs around the will they, won’t they and just becomes a matter of when.
When it comes to engagement rings are you supposed to choose together or are you supposed to just wait and see? I think these days, again, you’re likely living with this person already so they’re going to know your tastes in jewellery and engagement rings. F Hinds have some gorgeous single diamond engagement rings which I think are really classic and suit most budgets. Choosing together you can find something you both really like, and again it takes the pressure off a little bit doesn’t it.
So when the day comes around, the proposal happens with a ring that fits and you love to wear it looks like the done thing is an engagement party. I’d love a nice meal with close friends and family to celebrate but to be honest a party just isn’t for me. Then it seems people either go for a long engagement or begin frantic wedding plans to create the perfect day. I’ve seen some beautiful weddings that have taken years to organise and some equally beautiful that have been done in a few months. No matter what, it’s your day to spend exactly how you want. That being said I’ll probably have the smallest and most basic wedding I can get away with! Again, it takes the pressure off such a big, daunting but ultimately lovely and exciting day.