8 Super Cute Ways to Support a Newly Engaged Friend
When something happens to your best friend, it might as well happen to you. Your relationship is so strong that when they get fired, you’re there to pick them (and their box of stuff) up, and when they’re going through a breakup, you grab the ice cream and cry right along with them. With a bond like that, it’s no wonder that when she gets engaged, you’re as ecstatic as if the ring were on your finger. One major difference: She’s likely to feel really overwhelmed at some point in the next few months. Use these eight tips to support and celebrate your newly engaged bestie.
1. Know that it’s their turn. Regardless of your own relationship status, let your friend have the spotlight — totally — during the next few months. Especially in the immediate rush after their engagement, take a step back from your exciting new relationship or impending engagement and let them bask in the glory of the moment. If you’re feeling a twinge of jealousy, keep it in check and deal with it apart from her happy news.
2. Voice your support. Whether through a social media post, letter or your actual voice, take a second to let your bestie know how excited you are for them. If you’re close with their fiancé, include them in your encouragement too!
3. Step awayyyyy from the planner. Your bestie getting married means you’ll be in her bridal party, so there’s lots of excitement and planning to come. However, in the time immediately following the proposal, allow your friend a few weeks or a month to enjoy being engaged before you start dropping hints about planning — even if you already have your Pinterest board locked and loaded.
4. Throw in a cute gift, just because. Save your big bucks for things like travel, a dress and an awesome registry item. For now, a little note and ring holder will be the perfect way to mark the moment. Or — even easier — pick up a few wedding magazines or some Champagne to make her feel special.