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Whether you got engaged earlier in the year or you JUST added a sparkly new accessory to that finger, navigating the holidays as a newly engaged couple is not always the easiest. There’s usually lots of parties, celebrations, and family, which sparks a lot of questions and uncharted territory. As a recently engaged woman myself, I have learned a thing or two navigating the holidays with my new fiance. Here are 3 things you need to keep in mind over the next couple weeks!
1. You’re going to have to compromise
Confession time: I had never spent a major holiday away from my parents. But when it came to planning our holiday schedule this year, it was really important that I learned to compromise. Most likely, everyone wants a chance to celebrate with you, so try to divide your time evenly. While I was nervous to spend a holiday with a whole new family, in the end, I was just happy to spend it with my fiance! (After all, we are signing up for a lifetime of holidays together.)
2. Be ready to answer a lot of questions
There are few occasions throughout the year where you will be surrounded by this many loved ones, and trust me, they will use this opportunity to learn anything and everything they can about your big day. No matter where you’re at in the planning process, or how much you want to share, it’s important that you consider how you’ll answer ahead of time. Whether you want to share who will (or won’t) be invited to the rehearsal dinner or you’re going to stick to something deflective like “we’re still ironing out the details!”, it’s essential that you and your fiance are on the same page!
3. Take a moment to enjoy it
Again, this is one of the few moments throughout your engagement that you get to be surrounded by family and friends, so make the best of it. Soak in everyone’s excitement for you, and share your excitement with them! Take a break from planning and stressing to just sit back and have a great time with your fiance.