What To Do After Getting Engaged
Congratulations on your engagement! This is such an exciting time for you as a couple, taking that next step in your lives together. After the initial excitement of the proposal settles, you may be wondering, “What’s next?” Here is your guide to navigating the post-engagement phase of your relationship and how to properly set the stage for you big day.
Celebrate The Moment
You are getting married! This is an amazing moment in your life and of course you will want to share and celebrate it with your loved ones. So, first and foremost, spread the good news. Whether you wish to curate a cute social media post to announce it or opt for a heartfelt phone call, the decision is yours. Just be sure to let people know the exciting surprise.
Once everyone knows, you can begin this new chapter with an engagement party. This can be a grand celebration or an intimate gathering, but whatever you decide, it allows you to revel in your happiness and excitement with your friends and family.
Start Planning Early
You need to determine what your time scale is for getting married, as this can influence a lot of other factors. Do you want a long engagement, allowing you to save up money and book your favourite venue far in advance, or are you eager to tie the knot and wanting to get the ball rolling as soon as possible? This decision will inform your planning process, which is essential to making any wedding flow smoothly.
Planning a wedding can be stressful, so it is best to take it step by step. First and foremost, you need to discuss your overall budget. Once you understand how much money you are willing to spend on your wedding, the easier it will be to begin planning it.
Envision Your Wedding Day
Once you have settled on a budget, you can begin designing your dream wedding. This can range from deciding which season you would like your wedding day to be in, to what aethetic styles you like or looking at different dress and suit options and so much more. These choices can then influence others. For example, if you are wanting a winter wedding, there is no point in looking for beach venues and the quicker you make that decision, the quicker you can begin looking for suitable venues.
If you are struggling to envision what your wedding could possibly look like, then scroll through Instagram, Pinterest or buy wedding magazines and look at what elements other people had at their weddings. You can then pick and choose your favourite aspects and blend them all together to create your ultimate dream wedding.
Be sure to remember that whilst planning a wedding can be exciting and feel all encompassing, it is still essential to nurture your relationship. Set aside time away from your wedding planning for date nights and communication, ensuring your journey to the alter is just as joyful as the proposal was.