There are a few things you can expect to happen once you get engaged. Family and friends will ask you if you’ve picked a date – even if you’ve only been engaged for a couple hours. Your left hand will get a lot of love, so make sure you’re properly manicured. And you’re probably going to surprise some people, so expect a wide range of reactions.
There are eight things you can expect to do as soon as you get engaged:
1. You might cry.
In fact, you’ll definitely cry. Whether it’s in the moment after he proposes or when you tell your parents, there’s going to be a moment, or many moments, where the tears flow freely. So be ready with some tissues on hand.
2. You’ll want to tell the world.
But don’t shout it from the rooftops right away. Take time to enjoy the moment and make sure you tell important family members and friends in person before posting anything on social media.
3. You won’t be able to stop staring at your ring.
You probably shouldn’t be driving, operating heavy machinery or anything else that requires your eyesight. Your eyes will be glued to the ring finger of your left hand for weeks.
4. You’ll worry about damaging your ring.
You’ll bump your ring on the table or snag it on the hem of your shirt and you’ll have a flash of panic. It may be a precious stone, but diamonds are a pretty hard substance. Don’t worry too much – your ring can take what you throw at it.
5. You’ll worry you lost your ring.
Every now and then, you’ll forget you’re wearing your ring. Your hand will feel empty and you’ll have another flash of panic. Stay calm. Your ring is most definitely still there. But make sure you check with a quick glance, just in case.
6. You’ll show your ring to everyone.
Your friends. Your family. Co-workers. The grocery store clerk. The mechanic working on your car. It doesn’t matter who. You’re going to tell them you’re engaged and you’re to show off your ring to them all.
7. You may neglect your fiancé.
The attention will be all on you and that sparkly thing on your finger, but try not to forget about the man who gave it to you. He may not be as excited about the ring as you, but he should be just as excited about getting married to you.
8. You won’t be able to stop smiling.
You’re going to have a lot of feelings. You’re going to be excited. You’re going to be overwhelmed. But most of all, you’re going to be happy. After all, you’re getting married! So, enjoy yourself! This is your moment.