3 Mindful Tips for Newly Engaged Couples!

Big News Blog Land….My partner and I of 4 years recently got engaged!!

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It has been such a whirlwind of emotion – from the extreme high of an overwhelming sense of joy to the extreme low of impending wedding planning stress. I mean I know planning a wedding is stressful, but what I have experienced so far – I was not expecting! So many exceptions, opinions, questions, excitement, and urgency. And all I want to do is just stop and enjoy the moment (I can’t stop looking at my ring! Its so sparkly)!

So I have developed a few tips to share as a reminder to stay mindful during this time!

  1. Set your expectations up front – Communicate with your partner and family what you want and don’t want up front and often! Make a list as a couple of what is important to you so you each have elements of the occasion that are special to you! Yes, you will have to make some concessions but the more you communicate the better.
  2. Journal – I have started to keep a journal so I can remember all the little details, emotions, and memories as we go along. A year later, I won’t remember and I want to be able to look back on the journey. I think it will also keep me more centered and mindful of the process.
  3. Let It Go – After only two weeks of being engaged, I have already learned that I won’t be able to control everything! I have to remember as much as the day is about us, it is also about other people and how they want to celebrate us as a couple! And know deep down, that although daily phone calls from my mom are stressing me out – they are well intentioned and come from a place of a place deep love and excitement. I have to let got an enjoy the moment.

I am excited document this process through the lens of Mindful Living and to help other couples and brides stay in the moment and enjoy the process of planning and the love that comes from your big day!

What are your mindful tips for newly engaged couples?

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35 thoughts on “3 Mindful Tips for Newly Engaged Couples!

  1. Congratulations! I know looking forward to the big day is both exciting and stressful. I agree with keeping a journal. Writing can relieve stress and it is also a way for you to keep track of memories you make along the way.

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  2. Such great tips! I hadn’t thought about starting a journal for remembering the little things, I have started a scrapbook for wedding ideas which is pretty fun! We’ve been engaged 6 months now and I totally agree with setting it out from the beginning what you and your partner want; we told our families from the beginning it’s going to be a small wedding just for us and we’ll have a party for them when we get back! Stopped a lot of fights saying it from the start!!!

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  3. Let it go is a good one. Thankfully I got married six weeks after getting engaged so I didn’t have a terribly long time to stress but I stuffed planning a full weeding into six weeks. My other tip would be to just enjoy it because being engaged and planning your wedding (hopefully) only happens once in your life.

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  4. Congratulations! I am looking forward to seeing your tips for staying mindful in the process and especially tips for relieving stress. I think your experience over the next few months can be applied to any planning of large events! Keep us updated on any companies or “hacks” you find!

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  5. Congratulations on your engagement. You shared some great advise so I am sure you’re on your way to a blissful marriage. A mindful tip, always remember to goal is to have a long and happy marriage, don’t let wedding planning stress you out. It’s just a stop on your journey.

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