There are those who are married, and those who are single. It seems pretty simple, but then there are those who are engaged, and those who are about to be engaged. In relationships, there is a moment that builds to this epic point in time, and you just know. Some say that they were totally surprised, but how can someone be surprised that they are about to spend the rest of their life with someone? Wouldn’t you know, or at least have the feelings that clearly read as: I am going to marry this man?
Those who are about to get engaged usually go through the process of dating, and talk about things like living together and a home, kids, careers, etc. They probably have already met each other’s families. And for some, they have at least looked at rings together or at least talked about it. The moments leading up to an engagement are intense, and then there is this most wonderful moment where everything seems clear, and when you look at that man, you just know that you are going to spend the rest of your life with this person.
Finally, when you do get engaged, nowadays, you hop on Facebook or send a group text message. I mean it is still classy to send out engagement announcements/photos (PHOTO SHOOT TIME!! no more selfies), but the stress of planning a wedding starts to set in. We think that you should take your time, and enjoy simply being engaged. There never really seems time to in between married or single, for tax purposes or otherwise. And, since gay marriage is a newly accepted thing, enjoy it even more. We get that there is a rush, just in case someone tries to appeal it, or that you have been waiting years to marry the man you love, but seriously- if you are going to be spending the rest of your life with someone, why rush it?
Engagement parties are the best. People seem to have forgotten about them, but they are such amazing parties and dinners that you get to share with your friends. It isn’t about getting drunk, or getting gifts, it is being around the people you love, being able to celebrate this moment that you and the love of your life are going to be tying the knot, starting to merge two families together, and maybe starting a family of your own. Enjoy being engaged, don’t rush it.
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