WEDDING PLANNING 101: WHAT TO DO NOW THAT YOU’RE ENGAGED

Holy moly, you’re engaged! There’s a massive diamond on your finger, and the love of your life is now your fiancé. We know – it’s surreal.

Take it all in and brace yourself because the next few months is going to be a whirlwind of a ride. There is so just so much planning to do, people to contact, and so many things to get done.

All this can be too overwhelming, but that’s why we’re here. We’ve listed together 8 proven tips to get you started on the right track when planning your perfect wedding.

  1. GET CALLING!

First things first. Pick up the phone and call your parents, siblings, and BFFs. The last place they want to hear from about your engagement is online. Call them and let them hear from you personally. It would make a world of difference both to them and to you.

  1. POST THE MANDATORY RING SELFIE

Announce the millennial way. Take a sweet ring selfie with your fiancé and share it on Instagram. Even better, if you have captured the actual proposal, share it with the world. Also, don’t forget to set your new status.

  1. GET YOU A MANICURE

For the next few weeks, you will be flashing your hands everywhere you go. Make sure your manicure is on fleek. If you’re walking around in chipped nail polish, your friends will be distracted by it and will totally overlook the massive rock you are sporting. Not cool.

  1. MAKE A TOAST!

Round up your family and best buddies and hit your favourite bar for a celebratory drink. Perhaps you want something more quiet and intimate? Book a special date night for just the two of you. Your engagement is totally worth a toast.

  1. INSURE YOUR RING

It’s probably the least romantic thing anyone could do in the midst of all the giddy excitement, but this could save your butt in the long run. He put a lot of love and money into it. This last thing you want to do is lose it and put it to waste.

  1. TAKE YOUR TIME

We understand you have so much to do but don’t just jump right into the wedding planning. Give yourself a week or two to just take a breather. Revel in this moment… you’re engaged after all! It will also give you the time to get yourself together and start planning with a clear head.

  1. GET A DATE

Popular wedding venues are booked months in advance. If there’s a venue you have in mind, you better fix the date and get booking! Make sure you find a middle ground between both the families and whether or not there are any potential conflicts.

  1. DECIDE WHAT KIND OF WEDDING YOU WANT

Most men lean on their fiancée for all the wedding planning but make sure you’re both on the same page. It’s his wedding too. Discuss where do you want to marry? Do you want it big or small? Formal or informal? Indoors or outdoors?

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