TikTok user @evh1990 began by explaining how the couple did not leave anything for the future and picked out everything in advance, including her dress, caterers, and even the date and time of their union.
"We'll cross that bridge when we get to it," is not the mantra that one couple goes by as they planned their entire wedding before they even got engaged. But TikTok user @evh1990 explained that it was an excellent way to avoid all the fuss that comes with wedding preparations right after people announce their engagement. According to Mirror, the woman detailed her unusual and sneaky decision after asking fellow users, "What's something strange and unique you did when planning your wedding? I'll go first..."
She began by explaining how the couple did not leave anything for the future and picked out everything in advance, including her dress, caterers, and even the date and time of their union. "So we actually planned the entire wedding, caterers, dress, everything, before getting engaged," she explained. The next challenge was to ensure that everyone would be free to attend their big day without telling them about the occasion. So, they invited everyone for a barbeque that day and made sure their schedule was clear. "[We] put it on our friends and family's diaries as a 'barbecue,'" she added.
Once everything was finalized, @evh1990's partner proposed to her, and only then did they let their nearest and dearest in on the truth that the barbeque was actually a cover for their marriage day. Before anyone could panic about the date being just 4 months away, the two revealed that all the preparations had been taken care of and that no one needed to worry about anything. "Then when we got engaged and told our friends and family we were engaged, we said, 'Oh that barbecue, not a barbecue. It's our wedding day. It's in four months time, you don't have to stress, there's nothing to do, there's nothing to worry about," she recalled of the big reveal.
The months leading up to one's wedding are extremely stressful but the couple factored that out by planning everything ahead of time. But the question still remains why they didn't do all of it after their engagement and setting the date at a later time. Surely it seemed like a beneficial move for the two, but the perks aren't immediately clear. That being said, the Tiktoker recommended people do the same for their weddings as well. "Highly recommend. HIGHLY recommend," she said in the clip which was liked by hundreds of people who were quick to brand the idea "genius."
One user who was already engaged, wrote, "I love this. We are already engaged but love the idea of saying we are planning a 'party' and making it our wedding." Another TikTok user shared a similar decision that their parents had made. "Genius! My parents did similar, they got engaged on a Monday and got married that weekend at a registry office to avoid any fuss being made," expressed that person. A third admitted that they too had done something similar. "Yep! Other than the dress, we had everything booked and only told our parents before we got engaged," read the comment.
Cover image source: TikTok | @evh1990