This bride worked with me for 6 months.
She wrote this blog 3 months after her wedding.
Dear Newly Engaged Me:
First, slow down. Enjoy getting engaged. Let it really sink in. Float on Cloud 9 for a while.
Do not listen to everyone who says you must run out and pick a venue a year in advance. It’s simply not true.
Enjoy ring shopping
It’s the best part of the wedding-planning process, because you’re the only one involved.
Your opinion is the only one you’re hearing. It won't always be like that.
Everyone will have an opinion -- simply. everyone. Your boss, co-workers, cashiers at the grocery store, every sales person in the wedding industry. Everyone seems to have opinions about everything.
Educate yourself about what's normal -- but not talked about
You will be exhausted, emotionally, early on. Be nice to yourself, take a step back, don’t think about the wedding for a while. Take a break, you will need it.
Read and re-read Allison’s book, Emotionally Engaged: A Bride's Guide to Surviving the "Happiest" Time of Your Life again and again and watch the Happy Bride's Secret Toolkit videos. Educate yourself on what's normal for brides-to-be to feel, but not talked about.
Let go of any expectations you may have. You won’t be able to anticipate what happens next.