Ten Tips Now You Are Engaged
You are engaged!
Congratulations! Whoop, whoop! How exciting. But now your brain has gone into panic mode. Are there things you should be doing? How can you make sure you don’t miss anything? Here are ten tips to help now you are engaged.
1. Take time to celebrate
Enjoy a little time just for the two of you, savour the moment!
2. Call your closest relatives and friends.
Don’t let your nearest and dearest have to pick this momentous information up from a change of status on Facebook!
3. Let the world know!
Once you have called the key people you can put the #Isaidyes ring selfie on your social media of choice!
4. Look out for your ring!
If the proposal included an engagement ring take the time to protect it. Get your ring sized to be sure it won’t slip off and even more importantly get your ring insured!
5. Get ready for THE question!
Not “Will you marry me?” But “When are you getting married?” Agree what you are going to say when people ask. If you are going to marry within a year or so, say so and maybe choose a season – we fancy a Summer wedding or whatever. If you think there is no rush agree to say something like “Not before 2020 so there’s plenty of time to plan”. Set a timetable however vague.
6. Feed your imagination.
Create a wedding Pinterest board, Google like mad, buy some wedding mags, sign up to some blogs, get a folder to put ideas in. Daydream a little.
7. Talk about budget
Will you be looking for a low budget affair or do you want the day of your dreams with no expense spared? Start a wedding savings account or maybe buy a money box.
8. Do some research
If you want to get married within two years and have some ideas about style, venues etc, start to make enquiries, particularly if you have restrictions with dates as some places get booked up a long way in advance.
9. Book priority suppliers
Caterers, photographers, wedding stationers and of course wedding officiants – Clergy, Registrar, Celebrant! These all get booked up quickly so if you have something particular in mind don’t leave it to the last minute.
10. Plan some regular date nights
That’s right – time with no wedding talk. Take time to be together. Wedding planning can become overwhelming and stressful. Remember why you have committed to being together.
And now enjoy this fabulous time – you are engaged! Congratulations!
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