It’s that time of year – so many engagements happen during the holiday season, and we love it! So you’re engaged, now what?
Well first of all, congratulations! Being engaged is an incredibly exciting time, and we want you and your partner to soak it up! You may be eager to jump into planning your big day but have found it to be an overwhelming process. Not to worry! We have compiled our top 5 things to do after you get engaged to keep you stress-free and on track as you kick off your planning.
Top 5 Things to Do After You Get Engaged
-1- Enjoy it! Life is short, and this can be overlooked! You just got engaged – this is a big deal!! Take some time to celebrate alone together before your family and friends are in on the celebration. This is about the lifetime commitment you made to each other. We’re cheers-ing to you and all of the celebrations to come!
-2- Insure your bling. Chances are, your ring was a big investment. It will give you both some peace of mind knowing that your ring is insured. This is also a good opportunity to resize your band if needed so it has the perfect fit!
-3- Set your budget. An open and honest discussion about your wedding budget and priorities is important early on in the planning process. Where do you want to focus your investment? What are your non-negotiables – music, venue, florals? Whatever it may be, set realistic expectations together about what you’re comfortable spending on your big day. Regardless of the type of vendor, the more concrete you can be about your budget the more productive the conversation!
-4- Set up a gift registry (or two). Time to “shop” – this part is so fun! Now that you’re engaged, your friends and family are going to start talking about showers, engagement parties and the like. Your registry isn’t just for the big day! It’s a long process, so don’t feel overwhelmed to do everything at once. Add a few things here and there as you find what you love and it’ll be full in no time! You can register with specific retailers but we love Zola as it acts as hub for all wishlist items in one place. Kitchenware not your thing? Aside from classic items, you can get outside the box with your registry. Think anywhere from honeymoon fund, donation to a cause close to your hearts, “group gifting” of a larger investment and so much more!
-5- Consider hiring a wedding planner. Well, hey – we may be biased but this is important! A wedding planner can be your greatest asset as your advocate, advisor, negotiator, coordinator, manager of your vision, and more! We can think of a thousand reasons to hire a planner, but here are just a few.
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