You're Engaged 8 Things You Should Do Now

You're Engaged 8 Things You Should Do Now

Posted on Feb 14 2017 Posted in  Weddings & Events
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Now that you're engaged, here are 8 things you should do now. I know you are bursting at the seams to tell the world, but as soon as you do, the questions will start flying, so you will want to be prepared. Unless he asked for your hand, and they are waiting for your answer, you don't have to tell anyone until you have time to think. First, see if you have any ideas about a date, a venue, a theme, colors, or anything else people inquire after. And, away we go.

  1. Make the announcement. Once you have some thoughts about the wedding, it's time to pick up the phone and call your immediate family and best friends. You can either tell them over the phone or plan a "surprise" announcement party where you tell them all at the same time. Of course, as soon as you spring the news, they will have congratulations and questions for you.
  2. Get a manicure. Get your hands and nails done for the all-important ring selfie. You may want to skip the white tips and nail art this time since you don't want to take attention away from the ring. Moisturize your hands and drink plenty of water so your hands look their best during this exciting time. Save on your mini-spa day with a local deal from Groupon or Spa Finder.
  3. The ring. Get your ring appraised. After the appraisal, add the ring to insurance and check into sizing. When not wearing the ring, a couple of ring holders around the house may prevent that "oops" moment when your beautiful ring disappears down the drain. You can find some beautiful ring holders and other handmade and vintage items on Etsy.
  4. Work on a wedding budget. Start by talking with both of your parents to see if they are willing to help pay for the big day. Once you know how much they are going to contribute, add what you can afford and start making some lists. Think about making a priority list for both of you, so that you know what you can add or remove from the list. List all expenses by category. Decide what portion of the budget you are willing to commit to each category, including gifts. so you can stay on course. Don't forget to budget for travel and hotels if you are planning a ceremony out of town.
  5. Set a venue and date. Plan this around the season or special date you are interested in. Consider your budget and how long you need for planning when you choose when and where to get married.
  6. Celebrate. Returning to a special place from your relationship or finding a new adventure could be a romantic way to celebrate. Consider booking a hotel or getting a spa treatment.
  7. Choose your wedding style and colors. Once you have decided where and when to get married, you are ready to choose a ceremony style. That being done, you should be able to pick your wedding colors that will make the place, the style, and the ceremony everything you have always dreamed of. Get ideas for wedding dresses from inspiration boards or style and color ideas. Start thinking about gowns and tuxes.
  8. Start a guest list. From both sides, include family, close friends, professional friends, and people who you have significant relationships with. Mark each guest with an A, B, or C, in priority order so that you are able to trim the list if you have too many guests for your budget.Send out save-the-date cards and start thinking about wedding invitations.

Here’s wishing this be just the start of a long and wonderful journey. Hopefully these eight ideas help you get started on the right foot.


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