The goal around here is to get brides prepared for their wedding day. Everything we do is by wedding date. We think about our brides wedding dates all the time. We run timelines over in our heads as we fall asleep instead of counting sheep.
Has she ordered her bridesmaids dresses yet? Whats the current ship date from Toni Federici veils? Whens the last day for her to order her Thomas Knoell earrings and still get them on time?
Its pretty easy to get caught up in zeroing in on that one day. Its our job here, but if youre engaged this holiday season, take a moment to step back. Even wedding planning, with its clearly defined destination, is still a journey.
So is being engaged. Its an important step, not just a means to an end. Being engaged also informs other aspects of your life. It makes them better, right? So if youre celebrating this holiday season engaged, go all out, savor the moment, and make it extra special. Heres how.
Send Holiday Cards
This might seem like just another wedding chore, but it can actually be fun. For starters, sending out holiday cards is a great way to get extra mileage out of your engagement photos. Youll probably use some on your save-the-date and on our wedding website, but by this time next year youll be using wedding photos for everything.
So why not send out a holiday card using one of your favorite shots? A joint card will make you feel like a couple, and it will also help get everyone excited about your wedding. Plus, writing and sending them is a great way for the two of you to get to know each others extended families and distant relatives. You can tell lots of stories as you address the envelopes, and you can definitely spike your hot chocolate with something too.
Go Ice Skating
Im a firm believer that everyone should go ice skating this winter, but its even more imperative if youre engaged. You get to get bundled up in your cute winter clothes, you get to hold onto each other tightly, you get make memories and laugh hysterically because ice skating is a lot harder than it was when you were five. There are tons of photo ops filled with winter wonder and romantic charm. Even if you hug the wall the entire time, you wont soon forget the experience.
If youre looking for the perfect Baltimore spot, try the terrace at the Four Seasons. Skating on a rooftop with the city scene all around you? Thats pretty top notch.
Take a Weekend Trip
Whether its a night stay in D.C. at a fancy hotel, a weekend in New York to catch all the festive festivities, or a quick cabin stay in woodsy Pennsylvania, a little getaway goes a long way.
It seems especially important to take time along together at this juncture because social and family demands only increase with marriage. As a married couple its pretty hard to turn down all the invites with all the relatives, but as an engaged couple you just might, might
be able to sneak away. You get a much-needed break from planning and scheduling, and you might even get to crunch your way through some new fallen snow.
However you choose to do it, just remember to enjoy being engaged. Take advantage of saying fiance as often as you can, and take lots of pictures under the twinkling lights.