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Engagement Issues: What to Expect the First Few Weeks

Recently engaged? If so, take the time to enjoy your engagement! There will be plenty of time to deal with the hustle and bussle of planning a wedding. Once you are ready to jump into planning your wedding we recommend start shopping around for NJ wedding venues. The venues usually get booked well in advance. Keep reading for more helpful advice!

Source: The Knot

He finally popped the question! You're high on love and can't stop looking at that brand-new sparkly ring. Then the calls start: Everyone wants to know the date, what the bridesmaids are going to wear, and where you're registered. Suddenly, you've gone from heartfelt proposal to fever-pitched negotiations (read: fights) about the wedding guest list, china patterns, and whether you'll offer one reception entree or two.

Stop the Insanity
Moms are often the first to start asking questions. "The first thing my mother-in-law wanted to know when we announced our engagement was what kind of dress she should shop for," remembers Rebecca Menkens, a newlywed marketing director in Charleston, South Carolina. "And my fiance's grandmother wouldn't stop asking us about the date. She told us to hurry because her calendar was filling up already."

Sound familiar? It's easy to let people stress you out during the "newly engaged" phase. Don't let them, warns Myrna Ruskin, a marriage stress specialist in New York City. "You're probably bombarded with questions from all sides," Ruskin says. "If people keep pressuring you about the date, don't be intimidated. Instead, say, 'Once we come off our cloud, you'll be the first to know the wedding date.' Whatever you do, don't miss the chance to bask in your new status and enjoy those first few weeks free from planning pressure."

Your moms may not be too happy that you've decided to abandon (their word) the wedding plans while you feel out your new commitment. "Some moms are very understanding and laid back, and others will be totally on top of the bride in particular," Ruskin says. "It's important that you respectfully ask your moms to back off for a couple of weeks. Most parents will get the message, even though they can't wait to start helping you plan."

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