If you’re one of the lucky people who got a ring for the holidays, congratulations! There’s no feeling in the world quite like finding the person you want to spend your life with — the face you want to wake up to every morning, the voice you want in your head when you fall asleep every night, the person you want by your side as you go through every trial and joy this world will bring.
Deciding to marry someone is choosing your co-pilot, and we’re so happy you’ve come here to figure out where you’re going to jet off to first. Because yes, the butterflies at the beginning and the thrill of realizing someone is meant for you and that indescribable, glittering alchemy taking place on your left hand right now: all of that’s wonderful, all of that’s rare. But now’s when the really exciting part happens. Yes, you’ve got family and friends to update, photos of your ring to Instagram, and — of course — a wedding to plan, and all the chaos that entails. But that’s the prelude: when the rings have been exchanged and the rice has been thrown, that’s when your journey takes off.read more