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28th August 2014

Great Ways to Celebrate Your Engagement

Girls celebrating an engagement

Getting engaged is a big moment in most people’s lives and so it’s only natural that you may want to celebrate such a momentous occasion. But how? There are many, many different ways you can celebrate your engagement, and here are just a few of them…

Go on holiday

The major celebration holiday normally comes after the wedding, but there’s absolutely nothing to say you can’t celebrate your engagement by going on holiday too. You’ll both no doubt be drunk in love so it’ll be a little like a honeymoon dress rehearsal, and who needs more of an excuse to have a holiday? Also, whoever actually did the proposing may well have found the preceding days or weeks a little stressful so might need a break!

Couple walking hand in hand on a beach

Have engagement photos

It’s become a bit of trend to take engagement photos to announce you’re going to get hitched. This is largely thanks to social media where absolutely everything has to be announced on Facebook or it’s not official, but it’s also a great way of telling family and friends, particularly if you live far away from them. Now you can either do the whole thing yourself or you can opt for professional couples photography and let a pro handle it.

Throw a big party

This is probably the most common way to celebrate getting engaged, but it’s also one of the most fun. You can get together with all of your closest family and friends and soak in all the well wishes and congratulations you’ll receive. If you wanted to make it a little more interesting then you could always have a theme so that it’s not just the same as any other party – maybe have a ‘ball and chain’ theme!

Have another first date

couple holding hands, showing the engagement ring

You no doubt remember your first date with your spouse-to-be, whether it be good or bad (can’t have been that bad), so you could revisit that first date and reminisce now that you’re engaged to be married. It may have just been a trip to the cinema or a meal in a particular restaurant, but whatever it was, it would be a good way to celebrate the commitment you’ve made to each other.

Break open the bubbly 

If you’re celebrating then you don’t really have any reason not to crack open a nice bottle of
champagne. Even if it’s just the two of you at home, have a nice meal and a glass of champagne is a
great, intimate way of celebrating.

Plan the wedding!

If one or both of you is particularly keen, then the best kind of celebration might just be to start
planning the wedding. There is a lot to organise, so it’s not wise to leave it too long anyway, and one of you may well already have a lot of it planned out in your head and can’t wait to get started.

This is a collaborative post.

 

Skegness Day Trip

We took the kids to Skegness on Sunday for a day trip. My brother and his family, sister and her family and my mum have gone for the week so we met up with them for the day.

We had fish and chips, warm doughnuts and lots of other treats which contributed to my not losing any weight this week but I really enjoyed the day so I’m not complaining!

I have to admit I’ve been complaining a lot since though but not about the food. My back went last week and walking round all day on Sunday really hurt it. I’m having to use a walking stick at the moment and I’m not getting much sleep because of the pain.

Hopefully it’ll get better soon because the girls want to go and feed the ducks before they go back to school and we’ve also got all the uniform shopping to do before they go back to school next Thursday. I’ve not been very organised with the school uniforms this year again and I’m betting everything we need is going to be sold out!

Anyway, here are a few photos from Skeggy. Most of them were taken by Ant because I was mainly concentrating on trying to walk without causing pain!

Skegvegas arcades at Skegness

 

KayCee and Ella on the beach

 

Jake digging in the sand

 

Playing on the beach

 

Jake and Aiden playing on the beach

 

Aiden

 

Driving home from Skegness

 

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