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    19 Surprising Things That Happen When You Get Engaged

    A lot of weird stuff goes down before the wedding.

    1. You immediately feel the need to tell everyone.

    2. You have an in-depth discussion with your partner about the correct protocol for sharing the news.

    3. At least one older family member responds to your news with the phrase "About time".

    4. You tell your proposal story so many times it becomes a narrative masterpiece.

    5. You receive a load of messages from people you haven't heard from in years telling you that they "can't wait" for the wedding.

    6. Your mum starts planning her outfit almost immediately.

    7. You discover that you and your partner definitely don’t have EVERYTHING in common when it comes to wedding plans.

    8. People start asking for intricate details of your wedding before you’ve even decided what year you're having it in.

    9. You're introduced to the wild world of wedding costs.

    10. You realise that as well as planning a wedding, people expect you to organise engagement drinks.

    11. You find out through Google searches that you were actually meant to start planning your wedding three years ago.

    12. Suddenly your inbox is bombarded after you accidentally sign up to loads of wedding websites.

    13. You become even more obsessed with wedding themed TV shows.

    14. You find out that almost everyone you know has an opinion on what your wedding should involve.

    15. At least one parent will lose their mind.

    16. Wedding blogs replace YouTube videos as your internet wormhole of choice.

    17. You have THAT conversation about surnames.

    18. On at least one occasion you start seeing the appeal of eloping…

    19. … But the outpouring of joy from your friends and family is really touching.