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7 Mistakes Newly Engaged Couples Make

October 30, 2014 by Linda DiProperzio
shefinds | Weddings

You don't enjoy the moment. It’s easy to get swept up in buying bridal magazines and starting to plot out every detail of your big day. Don’t--there will plenty of time to plan the wedding, but those first few days or even weeks of enjoying that time of simply being engaged is something you can’t get back. Enjoy it.


You don't talk about money. We’re actually not talking about the wedding budget. This is about your everyday finances, such as whether or not you’re going to combine your bank accounts, what kind of debt each of you might have and what your priorities are over the next few years (buying a house, having a baby, starting a business, etc.).


You don't discuss what you both want for the wedding. What is your ultimate goal for the wedding (aside from getting married to one another, of course)? Do you want an intimate affair or a huge party? Do you want to get married on the beach or in a church? These are all details you need to work out before the planning can begin.


You forget to insure the engagement ring. Sure, you can’t imagine anything ever happening to your precious, but accidents do happen (we know one bride who accidentally flushed her ring down the toilet in a wad of tissues). Calling your insurance agent and getting your ring protected should be one of the first calls you make after you say yes. [Photo: Tacori]


You become all about the wedding. You had plenty of interests before you got engaged, right? Don’t forget to keep those up--and your friends a priority—now that you’re betrothed. Too many brides to be focus only on wedding planning at the risk of alienating her best buds.


You start making other changes. Planning the wedding can be super stressful at times. Don’t add to it by making any other life-changing decisions during the process if you can help it. Buying a new house, switching jobs, getting a puppy--these can all be positive changes after you say I Do.


You forget to be a couple. It’s easy to get wrapped up in the wedding to the point that it’s all you talk about when you’re together. Don’t forget to spend time doing things you loved to do together while you were dating and spend time growing as a couple. It will only make your bond stronger when you become husband and wife.

 

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