I'm Engaged! Now What?
Congratulations! You’re engaged! This is an exciting time for you and your now fiancé, but it can also be a stressful time, especially if you don’t know where to start. If you’re newly engaged and aren’t sure where to begin, then keep reading and learn what to do after you get engaged.
First things first, enjoy this season of engagement! It’s not every day the love of your life proposes to you, so don’t rush past it. Make time for each other and enjoy the excitement together. Take as long as you need to call your family and friends, take ring selfies, and bask in engagement bliss!
Make a List
What’s the easiest way to avoid wedding planning stress? Be organized from the start. Make a list of what needs to be done, including finding a venue, hiring vendors, dress shopping, etc. There are tons of great checklists out there, like this one from Zola. If you’re making your checklist and start stressing at everything that needs to be done, step back and take a breather. Wedding planning does take a lot, but you don’t have to do it all in one night! Assign tasks to your family, fiancé, and wedding party to help take the workload off of you. Figure out what needs to be done when and spread tasks out accordingly. In the long run, a checklist will be one of your best friends while wedding planning.
Make a Budget
This is one of the most essential parts of wedding planning. It’s so easy to go over your budget once you start adding up costs–the venue, menu, dress, accessories, invitations, linens, etc. Sit down with everyone who’s planning on contributing financially to your wedding. Figure out what everyone is willing to spend and who will pay for what. The easiest way to avoid financial drama and stress is to prepare early. Finances can be the most stressful part of wedding planning, so take steps now to make it easier in the long run.
Choose Your Wedding Party
While some people are opting to forego wedding parties, this is the time to start putting together your wedding party. They’ll want to put the date on their calendars to block it off, so the earlier you can ask your bridesmaids and groomsmen the better. If you’re wanting to ask them with a gift, check out places like Pinterest or Etsy for ideas!
Throw an engagement party! Whether it’s you or one of your friends planning the party, take some time to celebrate your engagement! Pop some champagne and enjoy the start of this season with those closest to you.
One of the most fun parts of wedding planning is scrolling through Pinterest, flipping through wedding magazines, and getting a ton of inspiration for you day! Save your favorites and start seeing what types of styles you’ll want for your wedding day.
Recently engaged and interested in learning more about Four Oaks Manor? Contact us to get more information about having your wedding with us!
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