11 Things That Happen When You’re The First In Your Group To Get Engaged

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Getting engaged is a major step in life, and especially when you’re the first one among your friends to do so! The whole dynamic takes a lot of time to get used to, not only for you, but for your friends too. If you’re the first one in your group to get engaged, or have a friend who recently has, then you’ll understand exactly what we mean!

1.) Your friends can’t get over the initial shock.

1.) Your friends can’t get over the initial shock.

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It’s not like they didn’t know about it, or that they don’t know each and every detail about how you two met and when you decided he/she was the one, etc; but once you get engaged, they go into some state of temporary shock. #shitjustgotreal

2.) They fear your life is ending.

2.) They fear your life is ending.

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You’ll have to get used to hearing things like, “We won’t be able to do this once you’re married.”

3.) They think you don’t have time for them anymore.

3.) They think you don’t have time for them anymore. 

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“Of course you’re busy. You don’t love or care about us anymore anyway.”

4.) You now have to introduce your boyfriend/girlfriend as your ‘fiancé’.

4.) You now have to introduce your boyfriend/girlfriend as your 'fiancé'. 

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SO. WEIRD.

5.) Your friends may just go through an existential crisis.

5.) Your friends may just go through an existential crisis. 

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“Omg you’re engaged?? I can’t believe we have a friend who’s engaged! When did we get so old??”

6.) People will start calling your boyfriend your husband and vice versa.

6.) People will start calling your boyfriend your husband and vice versa.

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“Hey, where’s your husband?” “Oh, she’s coming with her husband.” Ugh.

7.) You suddenly start getting ‘+1’ invites to everything.

7.) You suddenly start getting ‘+1’ invites to everything.

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Birthdays, parties, dinners, coffee, movies, anniversaries, anything. Your ‘fiancé’ is invited almost everywhere you are.

8.) Since you’re the first one down, the most fuss is made about you.

8.) Since you’re the first one down, the most fuss is made about you.

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You get the most love and the best AFTER PARTAYYY. Enjoy it while it lasts!

9.) “So how are your in-laws?” is a frequent question asked.

9.) “So how are your in-laws?” is a frequent question asked. 

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The concept of being a grown-up and actually having in-laws is actually fascinating for your friends. Which is why this question never gets old. But gets more annoying every time it’s asked.

10.) Everyone thinks you have your life all sorted out.

10.) Everyone thinks you have your life all sorted out.

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Since you’re the only one with SOME part of your future in place, most people think that you have everything else figured out too.

11.) Once they’re over the initial shock, they CAN’T WAIT for you to get married!

11.) Once they’re over the initial shock, they CAN’T WAIT for you to get married! 

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The first wedding in a group is always the most awaited, and they couldn’t be more excited to get their sarees and suits out of the closet and let the celebrations begin!

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