So you're finally engaged... congratulations! Now what's next? wedding planning? Obviously.

Yes, planning your big day can be really stressful and you will get to a point where you just want to toss the planning aside and elope.

That being said, your engagement should be a wonderful time! Think of it this way: Once you're married, your relationship will never go through this phase again. So celebrate it! Enjoy it. Embrace it.

Easier said than done? Here a few intentional ways that you can take time to appreciate this point in your relationship, and ensure that your marriage starts out on the right foot.

If you're finding yourself stressed and overwhelmed, and maybe even a little frustrated with your fiancé, give yourselves a break!

And if you can't give yourself just one night without talking vendors and menu selections, then you may need to reevaluate the why.