He liked it so much, he bought you a really expensive rock and just like that, you’re engaged!
While you do that lil’ happy dance, I know you’re probably wondering, what now?
Here are some AH-MAZING tips on what to do right after you get engaged.
PHONE YOUR MAMA!
Nah, jokes, she probably already knows! But that doesn’t mean that you cannot arrange a family and friends get together to make your very own announcement. Once you’ve done your happy dance with your nearest and dearest, you can make it Facebook Official.
INSURE THE RING!
Your ring is so special and you’re absolutely in love with everything about it, why not make sure that if something happens to it, you’re covered.
Get your broker to do their thing, so that you have one less thing to worry about.
LET’S GET PLANNING.
Before jumping into wedding planning, celebrate the whole journey. Start planning your engagement party, like a mini dry run for your #dreamdate.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
If you lead with “We are loving this feyonce life right now and will start wedding planning when the time feels right”, that should keep the onlookers at bay for a while.
SET THAT WEDDING BUDGET
First things first, setting up your wedding budget is the very first step in the planning process because your wedding budget will set the tone for all the decisions you’re going to make for your #dreamdate including your dream venue and attendance numbers.
DREAM DATE = DREAM VENUE
Finding your dream venue is the second thing you should do, once you’ve set your wedding budget. Ask yourself this, is there a certain date that is special to you lovebugs? Start here because then you can see which venues are available on that date and that ticks all your boxes for your #dreamdate.
Pro Tip: Booking early is essential to ensure that your date at your dream venue is available.
Another Pro Tip: considering the aesthetic of your wedding, you absolutely need to take weather and time of year into consideration.
When you know how many people your budget and favourite venues may allow, you can start listing out your guest list. Start with non-negotiable guests and then ask yourself this, do you see them being part of your life in 20 years?
Remember you want your day to be filled with love and only love so if there are some relationships that aren’t meaningful to you, perhaps they shouldn’t be on the guest list.
Ask yourself: Have we hung out socially with them in the last year or two?
IT’S ONLY A REFLECTION OF YOUR LOVE
Wedding planning is exciting and pretty much an all-consuming task. Therefore, it is important to keep in mind that your relationship is what matters. It’s a celebration of your love.
But first and foremost, it’s about you and your lover.
Here are some more AMAZING planning resources for you:
- So Much More than Just Photography
- Intentional Storytelling as an Intimate Wedding Photographer in Port Elizabeth
- Capturing Legacies for Modern Lovers: A Journey of Soulfully Artistic Photography
- Cinematic and Unscripted: A Guide to Nailing Your Artful Unposed Photoshoot
- Killer Tips for Getting Ready Photographs