Getting engaged is, of course, an emotional decision. There should be plenty of emotions overflowing between two individuals who decide to spend their lives together. But, it shouldn’t just be an emotional decision. It should also be a rational one. Couples shouldn’t just think about that proposal moment (though that does require planning, since those can go terribly wrong sometimes). They should also think about what happens right after getting engaged. What does getting engaged mean? Often, when a couple gets engaged, they are so moved in the moment, they forget that, you don’t just tie the knot the day after getting engaged. The engagement is quite a thing. It is a substantial part of one’s life. So, yes, you love each other lots and want to spend forever together. Just know that getting engaged sets off a series of events. Here’s what couples often don’t think about before getting engaged.
Now the clock is ticking
Before, when you were just dating, nobody was really thinking when are they going to get married? Maybe some were thinking it, but not a lot, and not often. But once you announce your engagement, a clock begins to tick—and rapidly—for everyone around you. There is a certain expected time frame within which you are expected to send out those Save the Date cards and find a venue and buy a dress.