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19 Undeniable Truths About Getting Engaged

"When's the date?!" —Everyone you meet from here on out.

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1. In the moment, you'll be 100% surprised, even if you did have an inkling it was coming.

There's just no real way to predict the moment when they'll do it, but when they do, you'll be totally overwhelmed by feelings you didn't even know you had. ENJOY IT!

2. Getting proposed to is a little bit awkward.


I don't know why more people don't talk about this, but proposals are a little weird. Like...what do we do now?! Can I say fiancé? Whom do I call first? Ah!

Also: You will put your hands to your face, no matter what.


3. The ring will probably not fit perfectly unless your partner is a sizing magician.

Fingers are weird. Rings are hard to fit without actually trying it on. Thankfully, there's resizing!

4. You'll go through a wave of wanting to tell literally anyone who will listen that you're engaged.

Hey, stranger in the car next to me who's dancing to Britney, WE'RE ENGAGED. :D :D :D

6. As soon as you post anything to social media, you will be INUNDATED with messages.

Don't be afraid to shut your phone off, as it may be the thing that keeps you from spiraling into Facebook/Insta hell.

7. Immediately after you tell people, the first question they ask will likely be, "So, when's the date?"


IDK about the date, but I do know that now I'm worried about picking one. ::: heavy breathing :::


8. Being engaged will ultimately go down as the time in your life when you had the most champagne.

People just give it to you. As a gift. It's delightful! Champagne all day, err day.

9. Saying the word "fiancé" for the first time will feel like the weirdest thing ever.


It's not even a word you get to keep, but it's a word you have to remember to say in the interim between dating and marriage. It's weird.

11. There are so many microscopic decisions to make that you'll probably need some spreadsheet assistance.

Google docs is your friend!

12. And people will tell you their opinions on those decisions, even if you didn't ask for them.


Oh, OK, you think six bridesmaids is too many? Cool, I'll put that on my list of things to forget forever.


13. People you barely know will want to hear "The Proposal Story." (I.e., "How did they do it?!)

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I think this is mainly because they feel obligated to ask, but it can be annoying nonetheless.

15. Eventually, you'll get The Proposal Story down to an exact science, and telling it will be super simple.

You'll know when to cue a joke, how long to talk about the proposal, and what parts you can skip. Master storytelling is now yours!

17. You'll never stop being terrified of losing your ring, or slamming your hand into something.

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Oh lawd, is that the sound of a loose stone?! Is that a SCRATCH?! How do I go back in time??

18. If you attend any weddings before your own, you'll also be scrutinizing every detail to see if there's anything you should incorporate into yours.

19. And you'll start really thinking about the fact that this is the person you'll be with for the rest of your life, and it will make you happier than you even knew you could feel.

Being engaged is really a magical time, so make sure to enjoy it! <3


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