PREPARE YOURSELF FOR THESE QUESTIONS
Are you ready?! Once you’re engaged there are probably a million and one things you have to do; one of those tasks probably include answering annoying, boderline inappropriate questions from a nosy relative or friend. Some of the questions will make you shake your head and make you wonder how some people believe it is okay to ask such rude questions. Here are some of the questions you can anticipate receiving from a nosy relative or friend:
HOW BIG IS THE ROCK?
I must admit this is a question always pops in my mind when I hear a person I’m friendly with gets engaged. BUT I of course never ask them. Asking how much a woman’s fiancé spent on the ring is like putting a price tag on his love for you. Honestly, don’t indulge them with an answer. Just say that it’s perfect for you.
HOW MUCH ARE YOU PAYING FOR THE WEDDING?
Do you want to help pay for the wedding? Didn’t think so. You don’t have to disclose any information about your wedding budget to anyone other than your fiancé and parents if they are offering to help pay for some of the costs. An average wedding is about $40K so any way you spin it, weddings are not cheap!
ARE YOU INVITING [INSERT EX BOYFRIEND, CO-WORKER, OR FRENEMY]?
Well, I wasn’t thinking about it until you mentioned it! After someone brings it up, you will probably constantly think about it until you finalize the guest list and mail out the invitations. Remember that this is also your wedding: you can invite whoever you want to celebrate your big day.
WHEN ARE YOU PLANNING ON STARTING A FAMILY?
It is complete OKAY to not have an answer and to not know any time soon. When it happens it happens, every couple has a different path and priorities.
ARE YOU TAKING HIS NAME?
I don’t know! To be honest, this is your personal decision and take your time to decide what you want to do. You don’t have to know even though you are engaged! It’s becoming more common for women to keep their last names as many have established their careers prior to getting married and don’t want to have to re-build their careers with a new last name. It’s a personal choice that is made between the couple.