Nine Steps You Should Take After Getting Engaged
Congrats on your new engagement! You’re on your way to your “happily ever after.” While you’re surely filled with joy, you may also feel a little overwhelmed by the big step you’re about to make. Here are nine easy steps you can take after getting engaged!
Get the Word Out
You’re newly engaged! Shout it from the rooftops! Meet with your family and friends to tell them the good news or give them a call. Make sure that your nearest and dearest are in on the big news before making an announcement on social media.
Insure the Ring
Your partner finally put a ring on it, but with a great gift comes great responsibility. If your partner hasn’t already purchased insurance, be sure to do so. You never know when the ring might disappear down the kitchen sink or get lost while traveling.
While practical factors like budget will eventually come into play, set aside some time to daydream and get inspired. Make your wedding reveries productive: Write down what inspires you; create a pinterest board where you can collect ideas you love; page through wedding magazines and craft a vision board. This will help you determine what wedding venue style you might want to go for.
Talk Wedding Dates
“When is the wedding?” When you tell everyone about the big news, it’s bound to be the first question they ask. You don’t need the exact date early into your engagement, but giving your loved ones a ballpark time or season allows them to plan in advance. It will also help you begin to your search for a wedding venue.
Set a Budget
Start calculating how much money you’re willing to drop on the big day -- from the venue, to the dress, to the food and drink. There are numerous factors to consider when crafting your budget, but Spot Estimates are one of the many helpful tools available that allow you to create the wedding you’ve always dreamed of without breaking the bank!
Draft a Guest List
Start drafting a list of “must have” wedding guests to begin understanding how many people you want to invite. The size of your guest list may be heavily influenced by your budget, but it’s also important to consider who you want surrounding you on your big day.
Go on Venue Site Tours
Now that you’ve gathered all of the essential information that you need to begin selecting wedding venues, it’s time to go on a few site tours. There’s a lot of information to be gathered on these excursions, so be sure that you’re keeping your eyes peeled and asking the right questions during your visit.
Start considering whether you want to take on all of the wedding planning yourself or whether you’d like to hire a wedding coordinator. If you decide to take on all of the responsibilities yourself, you can always ask a few of your loved ones to lend a helping hand!
Enjoy the Engagement
It’s tempting to spring into wedding planning mode right after getting engaged. Don’t forget to have fun and be in the moment. You’re about to embark on an exciting new adventure with your beloved. Enjoy it!