Your wedding is going to be one of the most important days of your life. We like to poke fun at “Bridezillas,” and it can seem like people often go overboard with the planning. However, when you think about the importance of that one day, it’s not exactly surprising that people want to make sure that it’s absolutely perfect. A big part of that planning falls to the groom-to-be, and we’re not talking about picking out the groomsmen’s colours. We’re talking about the engagement.
Planning Starts Earlier Than You’d Think
Timing is one of the huge factors that can make or break a wedding. Most couples like getting married during the summer or fall months, which isn’t very surprising. Summer offers the best weather, warmest temperatures, and beautiful golden rays of sunshine beaming down on the ceremony. Fall is chock-full of oranges and yellows. Leaves start to fall off of the trees and create a beautiful cover on the ground. There’s a feeling of excitement in the air as everyone prepares for winter and the holiday season.
So when do you want your wedding? Do you fall under the same category as most couples? Do you want that gorgeous sun-drenched summer wedding? Or do you want a backdrop of snow and ice as you take the next step in your relationship with the love of your life? A lot of that depends on when you propose, because that can dictate how much longer you have to wait until you can seal the deal officially.
Now, we’re not saying that there’s a right or wrong length of an engagement, but seeing as most engagements last for a little over a year, you’ll want to take that into consideration. Otherwise, you and your beautiful bride-to-be may be ready to start a married life, but you’re forced to wait until the proper season rolls around. That’s clearly not the worst thing in the world, but it is something to consider. So when you finally do decide that the timing is right for your proposal, both regarding your relationship and your plans for the wedding, you can find an incredible selection of engagement rings in Houston here.
Take All the Time Necessary
As stated earlier, there’s no “correct” time limit for an engagement. Some engagements last a month or less; some can last for years on end. Every relationship and every couple are different, so if you find yourself unsure of whether or not your engagement is too long or too short, you should discuss it with your fiancé. Chances are, he or she has been considering the same question and it would be great to have a discussion about it.
Planning an engagement is the first part of planning a wedding, and everyone knows that planning a wedding is a joint effort. So make sure to keep your spouse-to-be involved in everything after the initial proposal. (You’ll probably want to keep that one a surprise or else it won’t be as exciting!) We wish you and your future spouse good luck and happiness! Make sure your wedding is exactly as (both of) you want it!