So on the 1st of June 2017 the absolute love of my life proposed to me at the Trevi Fountain in Rome. It was truly the best day of my life and a moment we’ll both never forget. I’ve had so many crazy things happen since this moment so I thought I’d share them with you as NO ONE told me that this would happen once you get engaged.
To sum up what its like being engaged here’s a quote I found in a bride guide from my girls:
‘You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams’ – Dr Seuss.
Here are my 7 things I never expected would happen:-
1. Your supposed to know the exact month and year you are getting married.
When I first got engaged it was so overwhelming, it was like everything went into a blur and my life was complete. But then you step back and suddenly have to let everyone know your news. This is so exciting but then a bit confusing as everyone wants to know when you’ll be getting married. We honestly have no idea when we want to get married, and we just laugh at the thought of planning a wedding. Therefore my answer and the one I think people accept quickly is ‘I don’t know, I only knew I was getting engaged 10 minutes ago’.
2. The celebrations are if its like Christmas.
Half an hour after we arrived home from the airport we had a knock at the door and we were presented with a massive bouquet of flowers. This was amazing, it turned out to be from all of my girls with a huge card. This was the start of all the cards, gifts, money, balloons, vouchers, bottles of fizz and just love and support from our loved ones. We both never expected this to happen – we actually got more engagement cards than Christmas cards haha! This has literally been the cherry on top of our engagement cake.
3. You drink Alcohol pretty much everyday until people get bored of your news.
Everywhere you go everyone wants to have a drink with you, and you are frowned upon if you don’t accept one!. We both had plenty of prossecco in Rome when we first got engaged. Then we came home and had a bottle of champagne at both of our families. Then people visit you and want you to instantly pop open the fizz they’ve just brought you, or want to buy you a drink a soon as you walk into a bar!
4. Some people wont even care you’ve got engaged.
When we first got engaged there was so many people I thought would congratulate us but never did. I even went into work so excited to share my news with everyone but only one person was interested and got me a card – analysts can be weird though. I think you just have to get over it as soon as you can and realise the only person that matters is now your fiancé.
5. You soon realise if your friends are genuinely happy for you.
I am literally the luckiest girl in the world. I have been friends with all my school friends for nearly 20 years now. We’ve been to uni, got boyfriends, got careers, moved away and we still talk to each other every single day. I am one of the girls who has been with my boyfriend for the longest so my girls we’rent too surprised when I got engaged. I WhatsApped them from Rome to tell them and they were all crying along with me and we’re screaming with excited. Ever since they have brought me the bouquet of flowers and a bride to be guide, and have all send me individual cards with lovely messages in. They truly are my best friends and were so happy for me. Although I’m not sure how I can have 14 bridesmaids…
6. You will question your whole relationship and really think about if being engaged is what you want.
When my boyfriend popped the question I knew right then are there that I didn’t want anyone else in the world to be with forever but him. This year I did have suspicions that I would get engaged, probably because at new year my boyfriend whispered at midnight ‘Emma this is the year me and you will get engaged I promise’ – ha-ha; so I’ve had plenty of time to think about whether this is what I want! You suddenly think to yourself this is what i’ve always wanted – but is this truly what you want in your heart. I would just say to yourself – ‘man up’ this guy clearly loves you, you love him and you need to do this. I have kept thinking this mantra and this led me to saying a 100% yes as soon as I saw him propose.
7. You have to immediately get used to wearing a ring and never taking it off.
I wear a lot of jewellery. I love to mix and match my jewellery depending on what look I want to create, and I usually wear lots of silver instead of gold. One of the things I love is when I get home after a long day or night out I take all of my jewellery off. I need to get my engagement ring resized as it is currently a touch big (apparently you get the size above what you are in case the ring awkwardly doesn’t fit!). As my ring is a bit big it sometimes wiggles round my finger and makes me want to take it off – but I can’t as I’m engaged. I’ve had to train myself to get used to my ring and never take it off. Its weird as its become almost like another limb ha-ha!
Are you engaged/married? Did you feel and experience these things too? Let me know in the comments below or on my Twitter and Instagram! I also want to thank everyone in the lovely blogging world that sent me well wishes, I couldn’t believe it – I love you all very much xo.
Lots of Love,
The Beauty Analyst x