April 12, 2016

In case you missed any one of the ten thousand tweets I’ve published with the word, “bride” attached to it then let me be the first to tell you that 1) I’m newly-engaged and 2) I am planning on incorporating a whole load of wedding-related fuss into my blog for the foreseeable future. When I say, “fuss” I mean things like how the fudge I’m going to make my actual wedding as good as my Pinterest wedding and how I’m going to save money by DIY’ing into the (484) night’s until my big day. I may have already decided on a colour-scheme and a venue, details of which you may or may not find on my Instagram (@georgiaadolpho).

Here are 5 things that happen when you first get engaged. If you are a bride-to-be and can relate to any of these crazy observations please leave a comment so I don’t feel so ridiculous!

You expect everyone to notice the sparkler on your finger and think they must be blind when they don’t mention it.

I’ve been at this checkout for at least 3 minutes and my ring is very much on show. It’s practically right in front of her eyes. I’m smiling like a total idiot like we have this unspoken secret that neither of us are allowed to talk about. She’s going to notice it in a minute and say congratulations. Any minute now.

You feel sexier.

My boyfriend has put a beautiful diamond ring on my finger and asked me to be his forever. Now I feel 10x sexier than ever before. Is that the most un-feminist thought I’ve ever admitted to having? If you break it down into sections it’s probably going to set us back ten years so just pretend you didn’t read that.

You start to consider wedding planning as a viable career option.

I’m really good at this. No I mean, like, REALLY freaking awesome at it. I am going to look into becoming an event planner – I’m a natural! Look at all these effortlessly put together Pinterest boards! Look at my lists and scrap books! I was born to plan this wedding. And yours. Please let me plan yours when mine (sorry, ours) is over.



You spend a small fortune buying all the wedding magazines.

Have I already bought that one? I’m standing in front of about twelve wedding mags in Sainsbury’s and I can’t for the life me remember if I recognise this cover. I think I already have it, but that bouquet definitely doesn’t look familiar. I’ll just buy another one. I need it for scrapbooking. It’s £4.99 well spent. Who needs eggs and milk anyway?


You will have approximately twelve thousand photographs of your ring, new manicure and left hand on your phone.

And you’ll only send one of them around to family and friends. Maybe two.


You’ll have a ring-related panic at least eight times a day.

Is it still there? Has it fallen down the sink? Did the diamond fall out earlier when I walked into a table?

All TO-DO lists will become wedding-related.

Post the invitations for the engagement party. Make engagement party invitations first though. Buy stamps. Start researching venues. Get a manicure. Google which nail colours look best with diamond rings. Take more photos.

6 things that happen when you get engaged, Fabriano review


You stumble into a whole new world of fashion and wedding stationery that you just didn’t know existed.

You’re supposed to have three diaries for wedding planning right? I’ve struck bridal gold with this one. It’s not only handbag size – it has sections for everything. My guest-list can sit harmoniously alongside my list of venue capacities, which in turn is a page away from potential florists and caterers. Thank you Fabriano!

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For any brides to be that might be reading, I’m going to be giving away one of these gorgeous Fabriano wedding planners on my Twitter really soon! It would be selfish for me to keep this little life-saver all to myself…!

Are you recently engaged or do you wish you could plan your own wedding all over again? Tell me in the comments!

2 comments so far.


  1. Congratulations!! I am absolutely LOVING planning my wedding 🙂 I totally agree on the " I can now be a wedding planner " vibe haha x


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