Finally, the moment you have spent your whole life waiting for has come—you are engaged and getting ready to get married! But what no one has told you is how stressful this phase in your life could get, so you tend to overlook a lot of things in preparation for the wedding. Lots of things to think about and so much needs to get done, but don’t get too overwhelmed.
Below is a list of things you need to know after getting engaged.
- The family should know first
In the age of social media where everything that happens to us is broadcast to the whole world as it unfolds, it can be hard to go against your instincts to share the good news with everyone in your Facebook friends list. However, letting your family know before anyone else will is important, and something that they would appreciate so much.
- Get your hands ready
Every one of your friends and family will want to see that beautiful engagement ring, so make sure to get your hands ready for the spotlight. Get a manicure ASAP so your beautiful nails complement your gorgeous ring.
- Gather your closest friends for a celebration
As much as social media can make it seem like you have already celebrated your engagement just by sharing the news, celebrating with an intimate dinner makes it ultra special.
- Your ring must be insured
Any engagement ornaments like your ring is a piece of jewelry of high value, so just like most expensive and valuable things, it only makes sense to get it insured.
It’s easy to get carried away with things and jump straight to planning, but you want to take a week or two for a breather and relax before all the wedding whirlwind stresses you out.
- It’s okay if it doesn’t fit perfectly
If your ring’s perfect, great! But if not, that’s okay, because you can absolutely take it to the jeweler and get it sized so it doesn’t fall off your finger.
- Break down the wedding budget
Don’t just jump into planning right away. Discuss with your fiance how much you are willing to spend on the wedding, and break it down according to your many expenses along the way.
- You need a wedding planning timeline
Once you have selected a date for the wedding, it’s time to create a timeline so everything is planned accordingly and nothing is rushed.
- Don’t book anything just yet
We get that you’re excited, but unless you want to get married immediately, don’t book venues and suppliers just yet. It’s important that you commit just when you’ve got a clear picture of how you want your wedding to be.
- Don’t buy a dress yet
Your wedding dress is the biggest commitment you’re going to make in this whole thing, next to the marriage. So just like anything else, hold off on buying a wedding dress this early in the engagement.
- Don’t go on a diet
Yes, you want to look your best on your wedding, but going on a yo-yo diet during your engagement period will only end up ruining things, especially if you’re suddenly too small for your dress just before the wedding.
Make your engagement more special with engagement ornaments from Ornaments With Love. They’re perfect gifts for family and friends who are with you every step of the way.