Newly Engaged? What to do now

It’s hard to know what to do once you’ve gotten engaged. Here are 5 things to get you started.

It’s one of the most exciting times of your life but where do you start? You’ve told your family, followers, and friends that you’re engaged and now they’re expecting a wedding. You’ve gotten a manicure to show off that stunning ring and perfected your engagement story. Maybe you‘ve downloaded one of the mind-boggling, 30-page checklists and are just now realizing the long road you have until your perfect day can actually take shape.  Don’t worry! If you don’t know what to do from here, we have a few, simple steps to get you on the right path:

1. Dream up your vision

You may have been planning your wedding since you were five years old, or maybe you haven’t spent a single day on the though, either way, sit down with your fiancé and talk through your vision of your wedding together. Your vision should also include how you want the day to feel. Make a list of Wants and Don’t Wants. Don’t worry about being practical or thinking through things at this point, just get it all on paper. If you are in need of inspiration, hop onto Pinterest and search through some photos. If you haven’t already (I am sure most everyone has) create a board and save your photos. They will come in handy later!

2. Determine a general budget

Talk to your fiancé and both of your parents to determine a general budget for the wedding. You do not need to have a specific number just yet but it is good to have a starting point. This is also the perfect time to start saving! Not only do you want to save money for the wedding, but you will also want some extra cash for your honeymoon and to start your new life together! There are many possibilities for any budget and any taste, so even if your budget is lower than you would like, don’t get down.  Make it a point to stay grateful for everything that is contributed to your wedding. A “Thank you” goes a long way!

3. Enlist the help of friends and family

Let your friends and family know that you would love to have them help with the wedding. Most of them will be delighted to help in any way. Ask them what they may be able to do or are comfortable helping with.  Allowing them to work on things they are passionate or skilled at will make them even more excited and save you money in the end.

4. Pick the time of year you would like to get married

Some people want to get married on a specific date, a certain month or season; others want to hold their wedding during a holiday weekend to allow easier traveling for their out-of-town guests. There is no need to pick an exact date yet, just get an idea of what you would like. This is the first question (or second, after your proposal story) that you will get asked by everyone. Have a general answer to tell people, so they can start looking forward to it.

5. Call Your Event Concierge

Get started planning your wedding as soon as possible.  Remember, there are many other brides vying for the same venues and vendors of your dreams, and often the sooner you can book these, the better deals you will find. Your Event Concierge is a free service that works with many vendors in all budget and style ranges.  They can find the vendors you need, negotiate your contract, and coordinate all the details so you don’t have to put in all the leg work yourself.  This will ensure you can enjoy your entire engagement!

Most importantly, remember to enjoy each moment of being engaged! The time will fly by so it is important to remain calm and focus on the things that make you happy. Don’t get caught up in the little things. Schedule regular date nights with your fiancé and make a rule not to speak about the wedding. After all, even with all the free food and cake sampling, he’ll need a break every once in a while!

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