First things first, make a toast to the future with your love. This is such an exciting time and there’s lots to do. But first, let’s take a moment and breathe. Smile a lot and take all the engagement ring selfies you want. But maybe don’t share them all.
Share the news
Yes, you could just send them a quick text, but actually being able to hear your lovely excited voices over the phone will make them so much happier. Pick up the phone and call your nearest and dearest before announcing your engagement on Facebook.
You don’t want to get bogged down with numbers at this early stage, but it’s good to get a realistic idea of what you can afford. There’s no point dreaming about castles and bespoke suits if your budget won’t allow them. Just do some quick calculations and figure out what you can both afford. The sooner you start, the closer to that castle you can get.
Set a date
Maybe not ‘the exact date but a date in “June” for example or ‘next summer’. Now your friends and family will stop asking ‘when are you going to get engaged?’ and start asking ‘when’s the wedding?’. And who can blame them? It’s exciting! So it’s best to try and come up with a bit of a plan and some brief answers to all the questions you’re going to be bombarded with.
Maybe you’ve had a secret wedding Pinterest board for years, or maybe you don’t know the difference between favours and fruitcake, but now is the time to start on some ideas. Go out and buy a couple of magazines or browse some wedding blogs. Bookmark everything you like, discuss the ideas with your partner, then start narrowing things down.
Find a wedding planner
This is a no-brainer…….having a planner will relieve so much stress in the long run. Since being in the industry for over 10 years, we pride ourselves in having such great relationships with our vendors. Giving you nothing but the best!
Enjoy this moment!
You may want to spend months just being engaged, without even thinking of anything related to a wedding, and guess what, that’s ok! Just be ready for people to constantly ask you, “When’s the wedding?” Take a night out with your fiance, and enjoy this moment! It’s such a special time in your life! Remember that this is YOUR time, and make sure you do things according to what YOU want, not what others want!