I’ve noticed a lot of brides are always SO overwhelmed and they often forget that being engaged is an exciting time that was never meant to be stressful. Being engaged is like a stage in life all to itself. First you're single, then you're dating, then you're engaged. After that you get married, have babies, etc. So for the past 13 months (and for the next six to come) I've committed to enjoying this stage and not wishing it would be over. Yes, even during the holidays!