Making the decision to get married is one of the biggest and most consequential choices that you’ll make in your entire life. Knowing this, it’s vital that you prepare for an engagement so that you can give yourself and your future spouse the best chance of having a happy marriage, starting with a happy engagement.
To help you see how this can be done, here are three things to do as you prepare for getting engaged.
Go Deeper In Your Conversations
When you’re just dating someone, it might take some time for you to get into deeper conversations that would allow you to really know if this is the person that you want to spend the rest of your life with. But once you feel like an engagement and marriage is on the horizon, you really need to start going deeper with your conversations.
As you do this, try to find time where you can ask your partner questions that are important to you and to the life that you want to have for yourself in the future. Make sure that they really know you for who you are and that you know them for who they are. This is the great basis for a healthy relationship and an ultimately happy marriage as your engagement progresses.
Talk About The Rings
If an engagement is something that you and your partner are contemplating, one of the main ways that you make this official is by getting an engagement ring.
For some people, the type of engagement ring isn’t that important. But for others, getting or giving the engagement ring that you really want can be a big deal. If the latter is the case, make sure you talk to your partner about your preferences before the ring is purchased. This will help to ensure that there are minimal hurt feelings or feelings of resentment about the ring later on in your relationship.
Keep Your Nails Looking Good
For those who are going to be the ones being given the engagement ring, you’ll likely want to document and potentially share your news with your friends and family members as soon as it happens. Knowing this, you may want to keep your fingernails looking good up until the point that you get engaged. This way, you’ll always be ready to take that photo showing off your new engagement ring and you and your partner as a newly engaged couple.
If you and your partner have been thinking about and talking about getting engaged in the future, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you prepare both in the immediate future and the extended future in order to have a beautiful engagement and a lovely marriage for years afterward.