So you’re engaged – now what?
So he finally popped the question! Now, where to start? Before the chaos of planning a wedding begins, remember that this is the fun part where you can enjoy the excitement of being newly engaged. But if you want to get started straight away, here are the 10 things you should definitely do after getting engaged!
1). Tell your family
Before you start telling everybody you meet about your engagement, take the time to tell your close friends and family. It’s important that they feel involved in this exciting part of your life, so give them a call.
2). Make an official announcement
Whether you plan to throw an extravagant engagement party or post an understated Facebook status, make your announcement count. If you want to announce the news on Instagram, check out these fun photo ideas!
3). Money, money, money
Before you splash out on a £10,000 Vera Wang bridal gown, have a little think about your budget. Sit down with your fiancé and have a chat about how much you want to spend. Also, you may want to consider taking out wedding insurance!
4). Get Pinning!
When it comes to planning a wedding, a great place to start is Pinterest. Start collecting images and ideas that you like and pin them into mood boards that you can later show to your suppliers. This will help you get a clear idea of your vision for your big day.
5). Recruit your bridesmaids
Now that you’ve got some ideas together, it’s time to get your girls together and ask them them the big question! There are loads of fun ways that you can ask them to be your bridesmaids. From notebooks to personalised jewellery, check out these fab ideas.
6). Sign up for an online wedding planner
Online wedding planners are the perfect place to start with your wedding planning, with the Guides for Brides Wedding Planner, you can create task lists, organise your guest list and even plan your tables.
7). Make the guest list
Now for the difficult bit, deciding who’s coming to your wedding. Take the time to sit down with your fiancé and discuss who you would both like to be there.
8). Visit venues
Another great thing to do once you get engaged is to visit some of the venues that you’re considering. Search for venues in your area, then take your Maid of Honour and a few family members and go and have a look around.
Although this can be a stressful time, remember to slow down, breathe, and enjoy yourself!
Photo credits: Pinterest.
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