Your partner popped the question and you said “Yes.” You’re engaged. Congratulations!
Right from sharing the good news with everyone to planning the wedding, you are going to be neck-deep in related work and may find yourself juggling regular life and the wedding preparations.
We will try to ease the process for you by sharing the first few things that you need to do right after your engagement and before you jump to the actual wedding planning.
Put your reading glasses on, grab a cup of coffee and dig in.
- Share ‘The’ News
You will double the happiness for everyone the moment you share the news of your engagement with your loved ones. Pick up the phone and call your friends and family. It’s one of the biggest decisions of your life and social media is not the right place to let your near and dear know of it. Make it personal. Call every single person who matters. Everybody wants to hear about it right from the horse’s mouth. Do it with your partner, it will be more fun.
- Insure Your Ring
An engagement ring is a big investment. It has both, sentimental and financial value attached to it. If you ever happen to lose the ring, your insurance will guarantee that you get the money back. Ring insurance may be the last thing on your mind, but it is definitely important, especially if the ring costs a fortune.
- Plan Your Budget
After you have shared the good news with everyone, and you and your fiancé have also agreed on a wedding date, get your finances straight. Discuss how you want the wedding to be and how much both of you plan to spend on it. It is important for both of you to be on the same page with clear demarcations of who will spend how much and on what. This will save unnecessary expenditure and any fuss later on.
- Do Your Homework
Now is the time to subscribe to a handful of good wedding websites and magazines. Collect ideas and inspiration for what you want and don’t want in your wedding. Talk to married friends and learn from their experiences. Start with getting the bare bones up like finalizing the guest list, wedding venue and wedding gown. Then move on to the details like choice of flowers and wedding favors.
- Resize Your Ring
Whether it is a little tight or there is wiggle room, get the ring resized to fit your finger immediately. The ring is the first thing everyone will want to see when you break the news. You don’t want it to look like it is borrowed from somebody.
The engagement ring is going to be extremely special for life for you and your partner. If you don’t love your at first sight, be honest and tell them. And if you don’t want to get into this predicament to begin with, make sure you accompany your partner and choose the right ring. Buy from a reputed brand that has an extensive collection of designer rings. Your partner is special, so the ring should be special too!
- Keep Everyone Updated
Your D-day is not just about the two of you. It is also about the people who love you and are equally excited about your wedding. Don’t let them miss out on any detail of the wedding. Create a website or a wedding blog and update every little detail about it. Make them feel that they are a part of your journey even if they are miles away from you.
- Pout, Pose, Click
While it’s a bad idea to break the news on social media, posting a ring selfie is the latest craze. Once you both have informed your parents, siblings, extended family, and close friends, you can post a ring selfie to show off that sparkling piece of new jewelry that now rules your heart.
If you want to make the picture look like an enviable piece of art, make sure that you and your partner have invested in the right ring. You can buy beautiful designer rings online that your partner won’t be able to say no to if you know their taste and style choices perfectly.
- Get Some “We” Time
Amidst your wedding planning and preparations, both of you will get very little time to spend together. Make it a ritual to spend some quality time with together every few days. This will help you relax. Don’t talk about the wedding during this time. Trust us, there will be plenty of time to talk about that on other days.
The day you have been waiting for is finally here. You are going to get married soon to the love of your life. But wedding planning can be insanely exhausting. You’re going to be buzzing like a bee with the preparations, but remember to take it easy. It is one of your life’s biggest milestone and you should enjoy it, not stress over it. Plan all the above mentioned to-dos together with your partner. It will be much more fun that way, we promise!