20 Things to do as Soon as You Get Engaged

 

20 Things to do as Soon as You Get Engaged

Congratulations! You got the ring now it’s time to kick start the exciting journey of wedding planning. So, to help you out, here’s 20 things to keep you organized:

1) Call the Parents!

Wedding ShoesCall everyone! You just got engaged its time to spread the good news to all of your BFF’s, siblings, cousins, 3rd grade math teacher, everyone! Let the world know you’re marrying your prince charming!

 

 

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2) Nails on point?

Wedding NailsChipped polish? Need a fill? That ring finger is about to be the center of attention for the next few months so make sure your friends and family are not looking at old chipped polish next to that beautiful new engagement ring. Here is a list of great beauty vendors to help you stay well groomed:

 

                                     

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3) The Ring Selfie

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The big announcement. For all the friends and family on social media it’s time for the picture worth a thousand words. It’s time to show off that rock! Get the future hubby in that pic, pose that hand, get the perfect filter, but most importantly make sure that ring catches the light!

 

Photo credit: Abby’s Photography

 

 


4) Insure the Bling!

engagment ring insurance It may not be the most romantic thing in the world but it is a necessary evil. When added as an extension to your home owners or renter policy, it can be pretty expensive. So sit down with your future hubby and insure that ring, you’ll be thankful you did.

 

 

                                                                                       

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5) Update Your Relationship Status

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It’s not official until it’s Facebook official. There’s no right or wrong way to do it, you can do it right away or you can wait it out. Either way making the change from “in a relationship” to “ engaged” is sure to get you lots of love from your friends and family.

 

 

 

 

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6) Have Sex

wedding plans Set the tone for the rest of the relationship with a night of steamy passion. Your first night as an engaged couple will seal the deal forever.

 

 

 

 

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7) Time to Celebrate!

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Whether it’s getting the girls together to hit the town or spending the night in with your future husband relaxing and celebrating your future together, celebrate! You’re about to get married!

 

 

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8) Take a Break!

wedding plans Despite what you may have heard there is absolutely no need to start planning every detail of the wedding immediately. Take a couple of weeks with your partner to let the news sink in and live in the amazing moment of being in love! With all the upcoming stress you’ll be grateful for the break.

 

 

 

 

 

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9) Get the Ring Sized!

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Sometimes it fits, sometimes… not so much. If not that’s OK! Take it to your jeweler to have it sized. We don’t want that puppy slipping off your finger do we?

 

 

 

Photo credit: Abby’s Photography
10) Interview Planners

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Professional planners may not be for everyone, but if you’re considering hiring one be sure to do your research. Ask around for references then set up interviews with potential hires. A wedding planner is defiantly worth it for the vendor connections alone!

 

 

 

 

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11) The Wedding Size

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Whether it’s big or small be sure your partner and yourself are on the same page. Getting a rough estimate on your guest count, generally location and especially your budget will help you commit to a venue.

 

 

Photo credit: Abby’s Photography

12) Discussing the Budget

engagement Not everyone likes to talk money, however before you can fully move forward with wedding preparations, a budget has to be set between yourself and your partner. Or your partner, yourself and the parents.

 

 

 

 

 

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13) Planning Potential Dates

wedding plans The more desirable dates and venues will get booked well in advance. So if you plan on tying the knot in the next couple of years, you should start thinking about dates soon. But be sure there’s no potential conflicts for both families.

 

 

 

 

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14) Check Up on Venues

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You can’t set a date until you’ve booked your venue! But always do research first. Get all the information on pricing and availability before any decisions are made.

 

 

 

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15) Decide on Bridesmaids and Groomsmen

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Odd numbers or even? How many do you guys want? Small wedding party or big? These are important decisions that need to be made before one of you starts asking friends to join the wedding party

 

 

 

Photo credit: David Video and Photography Productions

16) Check Out the Trunk Shows

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Did a specific dress designer catch your eye? Try looking online for their next trunk show schedule to see when the next tile is they will be in your town and how much of a discount you can score!

 

 

 

 

 

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17) Build a Wedding Website

engagement checklist You can build it from scratch or use a wedding template, but do it together! Check out the pro’s and con’s, make a choice, and build a beautiful wedding website.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo credit: Ashely dePencier Photography

18) Create Your Own Wedding Pinterest Board

make your own You can make your board private without the rest of the world seeing your creative genius in all things wedding, or you can make it public and let world know what you have planned! Or, only invite certain people, like your mom, wedding planner and close friends to view your board and contribute to it.

 

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19) Plan the Engagement Party!

More than likely the parents have hinted at hosting bwedding plansy now, if not figure out if you plan on having one, if so start planning!

 

 

 

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20) Let Off Some Steam

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Laser tag, roller skating, game night, whatever makes you happy do it! Planning a wedding is incredibly stressful from the start to “I do”. So take time to laugh, connect with your partner, and remember why you’re getting married.

 

 

 

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