Congratulations you just got engaged! Since L-O-V-E is in the air, a post about what to do right after you get engaged seemed fitting! If you just got engaged on Valentine’s Day--this post is for you!
1. Take in the Moment:
First things first: Enjoy the moment of being newly engaged together. After you have taken that all in you’re probably going to want to announce to the world that you got engaged! Call your family and friends first--nobody that you are really close to wants to find out about your exciting, life-changing news on Facebook or Instagram. I found out about a friend’s engagement over Facebook, and while I was happy for her I couldn’t believe I didn’t hear from her first. She was so excited to announce her engagement she didn’t call anybody--not even her family--she just posted on Facebook! While I love her to pieces, don’t make that same mistake! Pick up the phone and call the people you are closest too, and don’t make your announcement until those closest to you have heard the exciting news!
2. Get a Manicure:
It sounds silly, but go get your nails done--everyone is going to want to see that beautiful ring! You want nice, painted nails to show that rock off in--right? At least paint your nails at home so you don’t have chipped nails in all those pictures you and your friends will take of your brand new ring!
3. Set a Budget:
Set a budget of how much you and your fiancé are willing to spend for your wedding. If your family will be paying for your wedding, sit down and talk with them about a budget. Make a list of the things that are most important to you and your fiancé--and remember that your venue will be a big chunk of your wedding budget. The list of what is important will help you to narrow down how much you are willing to spend for each portion of your wedding. Stay tuned for a post devoted to wedding budgets!
4. Rock Your Resources:
Call Elizabeth at Engaged in Homewood! Her services are FREE--yes, FREE! She will sit down with you and help you make a list of where you need to start with your wedding plans. Based on your budget she will give you a list of vendors for anything and everything you could think of when planning your wedding. She is a great resource to use for your wedding plans, and will help to take the stress of wedding planning away. You will leave from Engaged with a plethora of knowledge for working on your wedding plans and a new friend!
You probably have a general idea of the season or month you want to get married, so call the possible wedding venues you are interested in touring. To book your wedding date, you have to book your wedding venue! Make a list of a few wedding venues to check out, and if you love a venue book as soon as possible. This should be one of your first things to check off of your list--popular wedding venues book up very fast.
Just remember to have fun with planning your wedding! This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you and your fiance' can enjoy together! Happy Wedding Planning!