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Wedding Planning Before the Proposal? For Many, It’s the Norm.

“Women are more empowered,” Holly Richmond said. “It’s not like we’re sitting around waiting to be proposed to anymore.

Allana and Brock Johnson found the perfect outdoor wedding venue in early February 2015, interviewed wedding DJs the second week of February and put a down payment on their wedding photographer mid-February.

But it wasn’t until February 23 that Brock asked Allana to marry him. They were married seven months later.

That might sound out of order. But according to a recent study by Wedding Wire, two out of three millennials are planning their weddings prior to getting engaged.

This kind of change in the industry is actually a sign of good things, said Holly Richmond, a licensed marriage and family therapist and sex therapist.

“Women are more empowered,” she said. “It’s not like we’re sitting around waiting to be proposed to anymore.”

For the full story: https://www.rewire.org/love/wedding-planning-proposal-norm/

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