10 Essential Things To Do After You Get Engaged (Yay!)
If you’re reading this post, you’re probably the proud new owner of a sparkling bit of bling on your finger. Congratulations if you got engaged over the Christmas period – so exciting! Once the chaos of calling all your closest friends and families has been done and dusted, you’re probably starting to think to yourself, ‘now what?’ Don’t fret ladies, we’ve got it covered! Find out exactly what you need to do once you’ve got engaged…
1. Set A Budget
Planning a wedding is exciting, scary and it can also be quite expensive. First things first, set a budget. Once you’ve decided on how much you’d like to spend on your special day, you can start saving as well as sourcing suppliers, venues and decor.
2. Discuss Your Vision
It may sound obvious, but it’s important to discuss what you want for your wedding day as a couple. You may love the idea of a rustic barn affair while your partner may adore the thought of a romantic elopement. Marriage is all about compromise, and so is wedding planning!
3. Get Your Guest List Together
Chances are, you’re dying to head off and discover your dream wedding venue. But it’s vital that you know exactly how many people you want to celebrate your day with you. That way, you can find your perfect venue according to your guest list. It’s a time-consuming task, but as soon as it’s out of the way you can get on with the fun stuff.
4. Find Your Wedding Venue
Wedding venues get booked up months (and sometimes years) in advance. So if you’ve got a particular venue in mind that you’ve always dreamt of, book it as soon as you can to avoid disappointment.
5. Choose Your Wedding Style
It’s likely that your wedding venue will lend you a helping hand when it comes to theme and colour scheme inspiration, but it’s time to start thinking about your wedding style. From lavender hues to carnival brights – there are so many colours and themes to choose from!
6. Put A Ring On It
In the midst of wedding planning, it’s always worth double-checking that your ring fits and feels completely comfortable. If not, get it resized straight away! Plus, it’s definitely worth insuring that dazzler!
7. Pick Your Bridesmaids
Let your best girls know that you’d love them to walk down the aisle with you! You could ask them in a really special way too – perhaps a personalised bridesmaid card or a sweet gift box bursting with memories of your friendship. So sweet…
8. Avoid Bridezilla Moments
We completely understand how stressful wedding can be – from finding the perfect dress to venues cancelling at the last minute, it’s easy to get caught up in the chaos. However, try and avoid any bridezilla moments during the wedding planning process!
9. You’re Getting Married!
Remember, you’re marrying the love of your life – not your stationery or your bridal shoes. While wedding planning is super exciting, don’t lose sight of why you’re doing it. At the end of the day, as long as you marry your partner, everything has gone perfectly…
10. Enjoy Being Engaged!
Incredibly cheesy, but very true! Planning the biggest day of your life is a truly unforgettable experience, and fingers crossed you’ll only be engaged once! So make sure you love every second of it…
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