First and foremost congratulations! You’re engaged! Now what? I am sure you have a ton of things running through your head. But try not to get too ahead of yourself. Before you go into full fledge planning mode, there are a few things you should do.
Let Your Close Friends and Family Know
No matter how tempting it is to jump to social media and announce your engagement to the world, it is important to tell your close family and friends first. Even just a quick phone call is fine, but we highly recommend doing this first. No one likes to be the last to know.
Get Your Ring Sized and Insured
I am sure your ring is absolutely gorgeous and the last thing you want to do is worry about loosing it. Be sure to get it sized to fit and have it insured. Ring insurance isn’t too expensive and it absolutely worth the peace of mind.
Start a Wedding Website
One of the best ways to keep your family and friends updated on wedding details is to create a wedding website. You can write about how you two met, have a guestbook, tell people where you are registered, etc. It’s a super useful tool!
Celebrate With Your New Fiancé
Over the next few months, things are going to start to get overwhelming. Be sure to set aside a little time for just two of you. We know there is a lot to get done, but you need to celebrate, just you and him!
Decide If You Want To Hire A Wedding Planner
Now is a good time to determine if you want to hire a wedding planner. They can be very helpful, from negotiating with vendors to fixing day-of disasters. Keep in mind, good planners don’t come cheap. If you want to hire someone to help you, be sure to do your research and set aside a budget upfront.
Start Saving Money…NOW
Weddings can add up very quickly. The best way to make sure you stay within your set budget is to work backwards. Determine how much you are willing to pay per vendor and add in all your expected (and unexpected) costs.
Did you recently get engaged? What did you do right after you said “yes?”