You did it! You picked out a ring, planned a proposal, and she said yes! That was the hard part… but what comes next?
If you’re wondering how to make the most of the engagement, make your bride feel special, and survive the wedding planning, then here are a few survival tips as you step into your new role as “fiancé.”
Survival tip #1 – Get engaged!
You already asked her to marry you (that took the most guts!), now that she said yes, get engaged in the wedding planning process. You don’t have to idly sit back and watch everything taking shape around you. You can choose to involve yourself as much as you want.
Is there a part of the wedding that means a lot to you? Talk to your fiancé and see if she needs help in that part of the planning process.
Take this opportunity to start working as a team with your soon-to-be wife. Go with her to pick out the flowers. Sit down and talk about the song list for the DJ or look at wedding sites together. Ask her questions. Do you want an indoor or outdoor wedding reception in Fort Worth? Do you need help making any phone calls?
See if she needs help deciding on the cake or menu. After you have been married for several years, you two will look back on the wedding planning process as a special time which taught you how to work together as a couple and built a foundation for your future marriage.
Survival tip #2 – Celebrate early
Don’t wait for the bachelor party to let loose. As soon as she says “yes” and you slip on that ring, throw a party and celebrate the engagement with your friends and family. Don’t get caught up in the wedding planning so fast that you forget to enjoy being engaged. Before you start searching for wedding venues in Fort Worth, pause, take a deep breath and take a moment to enjoy that newly engaged feeling.
Once you’re heavily involved in the wedding planning process, it’s easy to get caught up in the details and forget about letting loose with the groomsmen. Once you’ve selected your groomsmen, buy them a special gift. And, set up a time to go golfing, fishing, kayaking, or play paintball–whatever it is that you do to let loose with the guys, do it!
Don’t forget that your friends want to celebrate this time with you.
Survival tip #3 – Start Planning the Honeymoon
If you get a head start on the honeymoon planning, then you can avoid the overbooked hotels and expensive plan tickets. Have fun! This is your chance to shine. Planning the honeymoon is the opposite of the stressful wedding planning.
There are no traditions or headaches holding you back. Make the honeymoon as exotic or laid-back as you want it. You can ask her vague questions about what she wants but keep the final destination a surprise. Or, you can work on planning the much-needed vacation together.
But, the earlier you plan, the cheaper the airplane tickets which means the more money you can spend having fun on your honeymoon.
If you and your bride-to-be are stuck in the planning process and need some help, check out Hollow Hill Event Center. They can help you transform your venue to reflect your unique personality as a couple.
From flowers to decoration, lighting to food and drink options, Hollow Hill Event Center can help you make your special day exactly what you dreamed it would be.
Still need to nail down a venue? We have many special areas to choose from for the ceremony and reception, and there are many gorgeous photo opportunities surrounding the event center.