Just Engaged? Planning

10 Things to do after you’ve said “YES!”

November 27, 2018

So the question was popped and you’re elated! Congratulations!!!!

That brand new shiny ring has you buzzing with excitement and emotion. There will be a ton of to-do lists to complete and plenty of planning to do between now and your big day, but take a minute to bask in this moment and enjoy it! There will be time to plan your dream wedding a little later…  If you just got engaged, here’s what to do right now!

 

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1  –  Tell your folks, your besties and literally everyone else  too!

(Unless you are keeping your engagement under wraps for a while). Don’t let your nearest and dearest only find out later on social media, give them a call personally and tell them the happy news. Chances are, mom and dad already know what’s up and have been waiting by the phone patiently for your call.

 

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2  –  Get a manicure pronto!!!!!

Your ring finger is going to be the centre of attention for a while, and theres no avoiding it – so you may as well spruce up your nails.  This will also help you feel more confident to show off your new ring in pics on social media (see below)

 

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3  –  It’s time for a RING SELFIE!!!!!!

A picture is worth a thousand words, right? If you’re ready to share with the world that you’re engaged, open up that Instagram! Take a ring selfie or a sweet pic of you and your fiancé to share the love. Even better—if the actual proposal was caught on film, nothing is better than that look of surprise. And don’t forget to make it Facebook official and update your relationship status while you’re at it!

 

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4  –  Have your ring sized and insured!

While these aren’t the most fun tasks following a wedding proposal, they’re necessary. If your engagement ring doesn’t fit quite right, have a jeweler resize it and be sure to enroll in jewelry insurance too. Better safe than sorry!

 

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5  –  Plan your engagement photoshoot

Get a professional photog to take those dreamy pics early on in your engagement so that you have great shots on hand for various announcements. They are a memory your’e going to cherish forever!

 

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6  –  Throw an engagement party, or just a little get-together…

This is YOUR time to really enjoy yourselves as a couple, and celebrate your relationship moving to the next level. Get your family and closest friends together for a celebratory dinner or drinks. If you prefer one-on-one time with your fiancé, schedule a date night. Whatever you choose, your engagement is worth toasting to.

 

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7 – Think about your wedding date

The most desirable wedding dates and venues get booked far in advance so if you’re hoping to get hitched in the next year or two, it’s a wise idea to start thinking about dates now. Find out what works for both your families and if there are any potential conflicts.

 

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8  –  How big is this thing gonna be?

Whether you’re going big or keeping it small, being on the same page about this one is so important. Get your family’s input if it matters to either of you or if they’ll be footing the bill. Once you’ve agreed on a rough guest count and budget (we’ll get to that next), you can commit to a venue.

 

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9 – Discuss your budget

It’s the single most important item on this list, so many fights start over money, so it’s super important to start discussions early about your budget. Money talks, but unfortunately, no one likes to talk about money. It can be, well, awkward. This is a discussion that has to be had, be it between you and your spouse, or you, your spouse, and the parents.

 

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10  –  Take a breather, and watch every wedding movie ever (haha)

Queue up the Netflix and settle in for a wedding movie marathon of all the classics. If you just got engaged, don’t feel like you need to jump into wedding planning right away. Take a few weeks to slow down, celebrate, and let it all sink in. Cherish this once-in-a-lifetime moment!