Did you know that 43% of engagements occur between the months of November through January? In honor of Proposal Season, here are 26 universal truths about getting engaged!
Related: 48 Heartwarming Proposal Stories
1. What you think you'll look like when it happens:
2. What you may actually look like (#fail):
3. Take heart, the end result is the same:
4. The moment he says he wants to spend the rest of his life with you:
5. Instead of elation, you're thinking "Wait, is he just being cute or does this mean....?" (Cue nervous giggles.)
6. Immediately, the suspense becomes unbearable:
7. He's bending down!
8. But you brace yourself in case he's just tying his shoe:
9. The moment you realize it's really happening because you stop breathing:
10. And start processing what just happened:
11. And as you're processing, you don't actually hear a word he's saying:
12. Until he mentions he asked for your parents' blessing:
13. You suddenly understand why he's been acting weird all week:
14. This is what you feel like when you say the word "fiancé" out loud and not in your head:
15. You have to call your bestie (now MOH!) to tell her IT'S HAPPENED:
16. Next you have to tell your proposal story 50 different times:
17. But all anyone cares about is seeing pics of your ring:
18. You MUST change your Facebook relationship status to "engaged":
19. When your head hits the pillow that night, of course you can't sleep:
20. Instead, you stare at your hand for hours:
21. Then it starts. "Have you set a date yet?"
22. And then, "Who's paying for the wedding?"
23. Then you meet a fellow bride, and she asks, "What have you done so far?"
24. You realize you need a time out STAT:
25. Then, relief when you make your very first major wedding decision:
26. Only to realize it's just the beginning:
Congrats to all of our newly-engaged brides out there!
Tell us: What other thoughts went through your mind when you first got engaged? Every bride's experience is unique!
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By Stefania Sainato