You are engaged... now what’s next?

By: Majestic Event Planning

Here are 14 things to do following your engagement.

1. Enjoy the moment between you and your new fiancé

Take an hour or so to enjoy this moment, just the two of you!

2. Share the good news

Call your parents, siblings, other family members and friends

3. Post a ring selfie

Yes, now you can go on social media and post your new bling

4. Insure your ring and get it resized if needed

Call your insurance company and let them know you have a new ring that needs to be insured. If your ring is too loose or too tight, this would be the time to get it resized where it was purchased.

5. Start talking about a date with your fiancé

Your friends and family will start asking if you picked a date right away. Even tho you just got engaged, they want to make sure they can start planning ahead. Also, you will need to consider what time of year you want to have your wedding, as this will affect your future vendors availabilities.

6. Make a list of your guests

Making a preliminary list will help you decide how small or large you want your wedding to be. You can use the list to estimate your total number of guests, which will help you find a venue that will work well for your wedding.

7. Create a budget

Discuss with your fiancé how much you want to spend on your wedding. Having a budget will help you prioritize what is important to you both and prevent you from over spending on areas that aren't.

8. Research venues and desired vendors

Research is so important! This will help you narrow down your options and decide what your priorities are for vendors.

9. Create a wedding website & registry

This will give your guests a place where they can find all the information about your wedding. They can also RSVP on your site to simplify things for both them and you. Creating a wedding registry can guide your guests on what you both will want/need as a gift.

10. Create a Pinterest board

Figuring out your wedding colors, style and theme can be tricky. Looking up ideas on Pinterest can help you and your fiancé receive some guidance and inspiration.

11. Choose your wedding party

Decide on the friends and family who will be part of your special day.

12. Start looking at wedding dresses

Wedding dress shopping should be done 12 months before your wedding. Take into consideration that your dress will need to be altered and the seamstress needs plenty of time to do this well.

13. Plan an engagement party and/or engagement photo session

It's time to celebrate and get some cute photos of you, your fiancé and your new bling

14. Set a final date and begin to book your vendors

Buckle down and start planning the wedding of your dreams.

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