Have you taken the 5 Languages of Love quiz to find out your love language? Andrew and I took it s few months back after my younger brother told me he and his girlfriend took it and it has been extremely helpful. He was able to understand how his girlfriend ‘receives’ love and how he does. It helped he readjust habits and made him more aware of small things that he overlooked before.
I tend to just stick with a bottle of champagne when people get engaged but as our closer group of friends start making big moves, I feel like the moment deserves something as monumental.
I stained and hand-lettered a wooden box and put a bottle of champagne, champagne coupes, a bag of these cookies, and the best thing ever, this champagne saver. It’s rare in my life that a bottle of champagne ever goes unfinished, but when it does, the topper makes me feel less guilty since it keeps it carbonated.
The wooden box has a hinged top that allows the couple to place items and mementos in there through the process, and from the wedding, as a keep sake. Personally I have jars, envelopes, and boxes of so many memory items, receipts, napkins, ticket stubs, notes, etc. from Andrew and my relationship, so I can only imagine how many you collect through your engagement. Also, the box can be latched close to hang on the wall, or kept in another spot to display. Or put under a bed!
I have a feeling there will be plenty of engagements to celebrate this year, if you have any favorite engagement gifts, I would love to hear them.