All posts tagged: engaged

Science: Wedding Planning Is Stressful

Being engaged is supposed to be a happy, celebratory time. But the truth is, after you say “yes” and finish a glass of champagne, it’s time to plan the wedding. And while that sounds like a whole lot of fun to some, it can typically be a stressful, time-consuming task to most. We wanted to know, just how stressful is wedding planning really? So we surveyed 500 engaged and newlywed couples nationwide and found that 96% of them find wedding planning stressful, leaving 4% of these people either lying or superhuman. Here are a few additional insights from our study and a fun infographic posted below: 86% of respondents suffered on average 3+ stress-induced symptoms, including skin breakouts, hair loss, loss of sex drive, insomnia, headaches 47% of couples considered eloping or getting married at city hall 71% of those surveyed said wedding planning was more stressful than major life events, like buying a home, and finding a job On average, couples used 3+ resources to plan their wedding, like spreadsheets, Google Docs, apps, services, …

You’re Engaged! Now What? Engagement Tips

The holidays – otherwise known as Engagement Season – came and went better than you could have ever imagined. Now that you’ve had a little time to come down from cloud 9, you’ve got a lot on your plate. We get it – from picking a wedding date that works for everyone to registering for your future and from having a new set of parents to listening to unsolicited advice and everything in between, it’s totally normal to feel overwhelmed. We’ve got some engagement tips to help you navigate everything during this exciting time in your life. Get Organized Budgets, dates and Pinterest boards all have a place in the planning process. But before you jump in head first picking out corsages, make sure you have all your ducks in a row. Prioritizing is key. Decide what is important early on and go from there. Let’s say your priorities are staying within your budget, having great pictures and serving your favorite cake. Make sure you get those out of the way first before you concern …