getting engaged

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"I've never been more sure of anything in my life."
Now is the time of year that we in the wedding industry call "engagement season". Why? Because close to 40% of all engagements happen between Thanksgiving and Valentine's Day. Families are all home to celebrate, the holidays make the months extra romantic, and it's just that time of year that engagements happen.
While the setting varies from woman-to-woman, there's a universal monologue that occurs to almost brides-to-be as they realize this is the moment he'll drop to one knee and pop the question. It's a little dazed and confused -- and a lot joyful.
I think a lot of people have misconceptions about women who get engaged in their early twenties, but it's the best decision I've ever made.
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My advice for the brides? Stop trying to demand your groom to chime in. He picked you, he proposed, he's done. Otherwise, don't complain when you wind up with fire-breathing, car crushing robots at your reception with x-box games available during cocktail hour.
You need a healthy fear of marriage like you need a healthy fear of the ocean," a friend poignantly remarked the other day.
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