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Brides Right After Getting Engaged Vs. Brides Right Before The Wedding

Expectations > Reality.

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1. Looking on Pinterest right after you get engaged:

Voltage

Wow, so many theme ideas! And I can totally do those DIY escort cards.

And right before your wedding:

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Wait, this girl had a photobooth backdrop of vintage books, why didn't I think of that? HOW MUCH TIME DO I HAVE TO MAKE A PHOTOBOOTH BACKDROP OF VINTAGE BOOKS?

2. Setting up your budget after you get engaged:

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This is the day I've been thinking about for years, it'll be perfect at any cost.

Right before your wedding:

Universal

Sweet baby Jesus, what have I done?

3. Answering calls from your wedding planner after you get engaged:

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"Heyyyyyy, yes, let's totally talk about flower arrangements for 45 minutes."

Right before your wedding:

Bravo

No. More. Wedding. Stuff. Right. Now.

4. Making decisions right after you get engaged:

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City wedding. Black tie. White flowers. Cupcake tower. All figured out.

Right before you get married:

Walt Disney Pictures

Um idk? I can barely think straight, all I see is tulle and taffeta and satin in my dreams.

5. Figuring out your guest list right after you get engaged:

E!

Suddenly you're drunkenly telling everyone that OF COURSE they're invited to your wedding.

Right before your wedding:

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Did it say "plus-one" on the invitation? Then there's no plus-one, Aunt Shirley.

6. Hanging out with your bridesmaids after you get engaged:

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Let's go shopping!!

Right before your wedding:

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Ah, absolutely LOVE flaky bridesmaids who add more stress to my life by asking if she can invite a few friends to my wedding.

7. Answering questions about your wedding right after you get engaged:

The CW

"Ah yes, thinking about a destination wedding." You can't get enough of talking about your event.

Right before your wedding:

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No more questions... PLEASE.

8. Hearing "Why don't you just elope?" right after you get engaged:

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Lol, why would I do that? Wedding planning is fun!

Right before your wedding:

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9. Thinking about your big day right after you get engaged:

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It's only 412 days away, yay!

Right before your wedding:

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When will it be over? Will I even have fun at my own wedding?

10. Hearing people tell you wedding planning will get stressful right after you get engaged:

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Puh-leeze. I've got this on lockdown.

Right before your wedding:

20th Century Fox

You see me? You see me about to crack? Back away.

But thankfully, one thing will get you through all this...

11. Thinking about your love for your fiancé right after you get engaged:

ITV

I can't believe I get to spend the rest of my life with them.

And right before you get married:

NBC

Wait, I actually can't believe I get to spend the rest of my life with them.