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23 Words That Mean Something Completely Different When You Get Engaged

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1. Ring

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What other people think it means: A piece of jewelry worn on your finger.

What engaged people know it means: The precious item that makes the whole thing official.

2. Instagram

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What other people think it means: A place to share pics of your food and your pet.

What engaged people know it means: A place to share 1,000 photos of your engagement ring.

3. Dress Shopping

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What other people think it means: Buying a dress to wear for a party or a night out.

What engaged people know it means: A highly emotional event, complete with champagne, gasps from your entourage, and lots of tears when you find "the one."

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4. Cake

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What other people think it means: Dessert.

What engaged people think it means: The delicious reason you get to taste every flavor from every bakery in town. I mean, you have to serve your guests the best, right?

5. Expert

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What other people think it means: Someone who is very knowledgeable on a particular subject matter.

What engaged people know it means: What you are expected to be about all things wedding-related the second you get engaged.

6. Opinion

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What other people think it means: Your personal feelings about any given topic.

What engaged people know it means: The feelings and ideas every person you've ever met will give you about every aspect of your wedding, whether you ask for them or not.

7. Pinterest

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What other people think it means: Where you look for haircuts and recipes.

What engaged people know it means: What you do all day at work instead of your job.

8. Email

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What other people think it means: How you communicate with friends and co-workers.

What engaged people know it means: Endless daily messages from every bridal shop, photographer, and vendor in your area, who all magically found your email address the second you got engaged.

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9. Flowers

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What other people think it means: A nice way to brighten a room, or someone's day.

What engaged people know it means: Literally the centerpiece(s) of your whole day.

11. Colors

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What other people think it means: Hues like red, yellow, blue, etc.

What engaged people know it means: The combination of hues that will DEFINE the look of your entire wedding from invitations to bridesmaids dresses, flowers, and linens.

12. Theme

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What other people think it means: A fun idea to set the tone for a party.

What engaged people know it means: Something you thought was for kids' parties, but it turns out you need to throw a Gatsby gala or a whimsical book/movie/travel themed wedding now.

13. Babies

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What other people think it means: Newly born humans.

What engaged people think it means: Something you are constantly asked about, and expected to have a plan for, even if you haven't set a wedding date yet.

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14. Friday night

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What other people think it means: The start of the weekend, a good night for a movie or drinks with friends.

What engaged people know it means: When new episodes of Say Yes To The Dress and Four Weddings air.

15. Stamps

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What other people think it means: Postage you put on your mom's birthday card.

What engaged people know it means: Something you will need hundreds of, and forgot to factor into your wedding budget. Surprisingly, it really adds up.

16. Budget

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What other people think it means: A fixed amount of money you have designated for any project or event.

What engaged people think it means: A VERY flexible estimate that will go right out the door when you realize how much things actually cost.

17. Invitations

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What other people think it means: An email or FaceBook event notification when you're having birthday drinks.

What engaged people know it means: The nightmare of creating and finalizing your guest list, picking out crazy expensive stationery, and desperately trying to get them out on time.

18. RSVP

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What other people think it means: A button you click to tell people if you are coming to their birthday drinks or improv show.

What engaged people know it means: The thing that is the most important and time-sensitive that EVERYONE will wait until the last possible minute (if at all) to send back to you.

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19. Spreadsheet

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What other people think it means: Something that people who work with numbers use.

What engaged people know: Mission control — where you keep track of your guest list, wedding vendors, appointments, and budget.

20. DIY

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What other people think it means: That one time you tried a Pinterest project.

What engaged people know it means: An awesome way to save money and really personalize your wedding. Also, a house filled with glitter.

21. Photographer

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What other people think it means: Someone who takes pictures.

What engaged people know it means: Other than your fiancé, the most important person at your wedding.

23. Fiancé

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What other people think it means: Someone who is engaged to someone else.

What engaged people know it means: Your partner, the person who will hold your hand through all of the madness and who you can't wait to say those vows to.

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