You're engaged!!!! Now what? We have come up with your first steps after getting engaged, but first pop the bubbly, let the excitement sink in and let's talk about what comes next! We are here to help spell out those very first steps so that you can fully enjoy the early days of your engagement and get you ready for your journey down the aisle!
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Take It All In!
This is one of the most exciting times in your life and we hope you spend every minute you can relishing in it and celebrating with friends and family!
When you are ready, talk to each other about your priorities for the wedding. Consider how you envision your special day and who you want to share your day with! Think about what season best suits your vision and schedules. Because of COVID-19, many couples are talking about their comfort level about how soon they want to say, “I do!”
List It Out!
Individually write down a list of locations and venues that you could envision your wedding taking place at. Compare your lists and see how your choices match up. This is also helpful to do when listing out your initial priorities for your big day! Your fiancé might prefer a smaller wedding, while you might envision a larger wedding.
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Ask Your Bridal Party!
Ask away!! There are so many cute ways to ask your bridal party to be a part of your special day. Once you have a few ideas in motion for how you want your big day to look and feel, decide how to ask them to stand by your side on your wedding day!
Announce & Celebrate!
Spread the good news! Before sharing on social media, make sure you share with your family first. We hear it all the time - it is SO easy to get bombarded with excited questions about the when, where, and what of your wedding when announcing your engagement. So, having a few ideas on the table before sharing the joy can make that part of the story that much more enjoyable when you have some details to share! But first and foremost, this is you and your fiancé’s moment - relish in it because before you know it, the big day will be here!!
Hire Your Wedding Planner / Coordinator!
It is always important to hire the professional to help you on your special day! It is best to see what you get for your money, how experienced they are, and if they fit your personality. They are there to help you every step the way from helping you find a venue, calming you down, to handling your wedding day, and everything in between. They save you time, give valuable advice, are there to make sure the timeline created is being executed the way you envision, ensuring your vendors are doing what you hired them for, and will ensure for a smooth, flawless, stress-free wedding day.