What NOT to Do When You Get Engaged

They liked it, so they put a ring on it! Congratulations, you’re engaged; and you’ve just been whisked into one of the most exciting and loved-up times of your life. It’s a pretty big deal when your partner asks you to marry them, and you deserve to float on Cloud 9. In fact, getting engaged is so amazing that you deserve to stay on Cloud 9 – that’s why we’ve put together these helpful snippets of advice to keep that diamond feeling twinkling…

As a newly engaged couple, there will be plenty to do in the lead up to your Big Day, but it’s the things you don’t do that will make that post-engagement euphoria last.


1: Don’t Tell Facebook Before Your Family

Your neighbour telling your Mum about your big news is going to go down about as well as a watermelon in a plug hole!

You may be itching to shout your news from the rooftops but tell your nearest and dearest first. Once your family and friends know, you can flash your rock on every social media platform out there!

2: Don’t Announce Your Bridesmaids Just Yet

You may have had your bridesmaid and groomsmen line-up since you were twelve, but don’t go asking them just yet.  Your wedding party may depend on the duration of your engagement, the kind of wedding you want or your budget. You may also have to make changes to your line-up once some wedding plans are in place, and it’s much easier to do that that before you’ve asked them. Take your time and only ask when you’re a zillion percent sure.

 3:  Don’t Wear the Wrong Size Ring

When someone else buys you a ring, there’s a decent chance it won’t fit you. So many brides-to-be are so excited to flash their diamonds that they ignore the fact that it doesn’t fit. If your engagement ring is too big or too small, arrange for it be resized immediately. It usually only takes a few days for a ring to be resized and it could save you the heartache (and the earache) of it getting lost or damaged.

  1. Don’t Book Anything

You’re super excited, and looking into venues and suppliers is all part of the fun. But talk to your partner first and get a clear picture of what you want for your Big Day. The moment you start planning is the moment the hard work starts, so why not enjoy being engaged for a while? It’s a pretty good feeling to dream of your perfect wedding for a few months, so make the most of it.

  1. Don’t Stress

You may have lived every second of your Big Day a million times over in your head, but now it’s time to turn the fantasy into a reality. Planning a wedding is a big task and it’s easy to get overwhelmed. But remember, it’s just a party after all and you have as long as you want to plan it. Enjoy the happiness of being newly engaged and try not to let your upcoming wedding plans get in the way of your engagement celebrations.

  1. Don’t Forget to Say Thank You

Not only have you just got engaged, but people are showering you with cards and presents too! While it’s easy to get lost in your blissful bubble of happiness, make sure you remember to thank people for their kindness. Keep a list of everyone who sends a gift so that you can personally thank them. Not only is this polite, but it will get you into a good habit for all the lovely cards and gifts likely coming your way at your wedding.


We hope these tips help you to enjoy your engagement even more. Congratulations!

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