Congratulations on your engagement!! So, you’re engaged now what do you do? There are a few things that I recommend. These are things I found very helpful to do’s when I got engaged as well as speaking with my brides.
I am SO excited for you. This is such an exciting season in your life. Whether you said yes today or it has been a couple weeks, I hope you take time to really enjoy this time in your life. Also take a moment with the two of you to celebrate.
Second, I highly recommend getting that ring ensured. Some rings are very expensive and I would hate for you to loose it (yes this does happen) or something else happen to your ring. It is defiantly a peace of mind to complete this task. I think this is one of the most important things you can do.
This is another important one. When booking your vendors, they are going to want to know your date. They wont be able to book you if they don’t know, because they may already be booked. Figure out the best day for the two of you. Do you want a longer engagement to have time to plan and pay for the wedding? or are you doing something in a short amount of time, etc.
Creating a budget is huge. You don’t want to over extend yourselves. When you are creating a budget you want to also order what is most important to you on your wedding day. For me it was my photography. Photography was the most expensive part of our wedding day. I wanted to be able to look back and hang photos on my wall that I was proud and happy to showcase and share. By creating a list of what is important in your budget, will allow you to see how much you can put toward each of those items to stay within your budget.
This is another big one. You don’t have to invite everyone that your family wants to invite. Another person equals another plate of food, which is going to cost you more money. You want to create a guest list of the people that mean the most to you to be there and that YOU want to share the big day with.
Now you are ready to research your vendors and start booking. Are you looking for a photographer I would love to chat with you. I even live for traveling to you on your big day. Contact me here and check out more about the wedding experience here! Let me know below if this was helpful!