You’re ENGAGED! this is the moment you’ve been looking forward to and I’m sure you had those butterfly feelings. It’s strange, but it’s happening, and whether you like it or not, the hours, days, and weeks following that proposal will very certainly be your busiest days ever. While this is ultimately good, you can’t help but feel a little overwhelmed. You have plenty of time to plan, but if you are a couple who wants to publicize as soon as you become engaged and start planning your wedding, that is perfectly fine!
In this blog, we’ll go over exactly what you should do after the proposal, but you don’t have to start crossing things off your to-do list right away. Read our top wedding planning suggestions below to help you get started.
1 | Thank Your Fiancé and Enjoy the Moments
It’s exciting news, and you’ll want to tell everyone you’ve ever met about it, but you should thank first your fiance for taking up all the courage to ask you to marry him and I believed you experience an exhilarating rush of adrenaline-fueled love-drunkness! That was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that you will cherish for the rest of your life. Absorb as much of that “just got engaged” feeling as you can, just the two of you. If you don’t feel pressed to call people or make decisions right immediately, everything can wait.
2 | Let your Family and Closest Friends Know First
The next thing you should do if you’ve just gotten engaged is to tell everyone. Some couples want to inform everyone as soon as possible, while others may want to keep the news private first. When you’re ready to share, there are a few people you should notify before posting on social media. When you’re ready to start telling others, family comes first. Call them! Break the news with your parents and siblings, you may visit them as well if you live nearby. Next, think about your best friends—the people you’ll end up asking to be at your wedding party.
3 | Break the News With Social Media
It’s time for the “We just got engaged!!!” social media post! Of course, you must brace yourself for a flood of likes and congratulatory comments. Because a picture is worth a thousand words, show off your magnificent engagement ring on social media! Even better, if the proposal was caught on film, nothing beats that surprised expression.
4 | Have your Engagement Session
Get the expertise of a wedding photographer and have engagement photos taken! You want to look back on this period in your life and have wonderful images for save-the-dates and invitations. Now is an excellent time to hire a professional photographer to shoot engagement photos. With several advantages of booking a photographer ahead of time is smart because the best ones are worth every penny, and their busiest months usually book up over a year in advance, and engagement photos are a great way to practice hamming it up in front of a professional photographer before you have to do it for real on your big day!
5 | Have Fun with Engagement Party
It doesn’t have to be extravagant, but it is necessary to mark this occasion. Get a group of your friends and family together and host a party. Treat yourself to a special date night with some of your closest friends and family, or go out for a celebration drink with some of your closest friends and family. You’ve gotten engaged, which is reason enough to celebrate. You might enjoy a wonderful date night with your fiancé if you desire something even more intimate.
6 | Start Organizing & Planning
When you’re ready to start planning your wedding, the first step is to organize your wedding information. To keep everything in one location, including your wedding registry, wedding date, and vendor list. You’ll be able to choose a date and place, as well as your team of pros, once you’ve created your vision. If you like taking notes, use a wedding binder to keep track of important documents, contracts, and receipts. A basic planning procedure is possible. Here are some of the matters you should address with your soon-to-be husband.
- Think About the Wedding Date
- Discuss the Wedding Budget
- Think About Guest Lists
- Set the Tone of Your Event
- Research for the Wedding Venue
- Get Information for Marriage License
- Start Pre-Booking for Vendors
- Hire your engagement and wedding photographer
- Find the perfect outfit for your wedding day
- Browse your wedding rings
- Create Timeline
Don’t put yourself under unnecessary stress by setting unreasonable deadlines. Creating a timeline will show you the vital tasks to complete when. It may seem daunting to get as much done as possible in the first few months, but it will save you time and stress in the weeks leading up to your wedding. You’ll thank yourself afterward!
Remember, do something enjoyable, just the two of you. Take a quick vacation to the beach, a Sunday dinner date, or a weekend movie date. From the start, wedding preparation can be extremely stressful, so try to find the humor in it all and take some time to laugh, reconnect, and remember why you’re getting married in the first place.
As exciting as wedding planning can be, taking a month or two or more to simply enjoy being engaged is a good way to ease into it. You do not need to rush to book the venue or select your vendors. Sometimes all you need is to enjoy your engagement bliss, and it’s worth it to do so before the burden of preparation sets in. There are many things a bride can do when she is engaged, but taking a few moments each day to be thankful should be one of them. Enjoy being engaged!
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