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You're Engaged! Now what?

Maybe you have thought about this day for a long time, left hints for your partner, planned out every moment. Or maybe it took you completely by surprise. Either way, let me be the first to say "CONGRATULATIONS" ! Engagements are an exciting time that deserve a celebration.

But after some time has past, you might be asking yourself...what now? Where do I start planning? How do I start planning? Should it be this complicated?

To help you navigate the post-engagement bliss, I've put together a comprehensive guide on what to do after you say "Yes!" Let's dive into the essential steps to kickstart your wedding planning journey.

  1. Celebrate the Moment: Before diving into wedding planning details, take some time to celebrate your engagement. Share the news with family and friends, enjoy special moments together, and relish the love you've just committed to.

  2. Announce Your Engagement: Share the exciting news with the world! Whether it's through social media, traditional announcements, or both, let your loved ones know about your engagement.

  3. Insure Your Ring: Protect your new bling! Consider getting insurance for your engagement ring to safeguard it against loss, theft, or damage.

  4. Set a Budget: Establishing a budget is a crucial first step. Discuss financial aspects with your partner or anyone who will be contributing and determine how much you're willing to spend on the wedding.

  5. Create a Rough Guest List: Begin compiling a list of potential guests. This will help you estimate the size of your wedding and guide other decisions, such as choosing a venue.

  6. Choose a Wedding Date: While you don't need to set a specific date immediately, having a general timeframe will be helpful for planning purposes.

  7. Select a Wedding Style and Theme: Start thinking about the overall style and theme you envision for your wedding. This will guide your decisions on decor, attire, and more.

  8. Consider Hiring a Wedding Planner : If you're considering professional assistance, now is the time to hire a wedding planner. They can provide valuable insights, recommendations, and help execute your vision.

  9. Explore Venues: Begin researching potential wedding venues. Consider the location, capacity, and overall vibe to find a place that resonates with your vision.

  10. Consider Engagement Photos: If you're interested, schedule an engagement photo session. It's a fun way to capture your love and create memorable keepsakes.

Conclusion: Now that you're armed with a roadmap for the initial steps after getting engaged, take a deep breath and enjoy the journey. Wedding planning is a unique experience, and with careful consideration and organization, you'll create a day that reflects your love story beautifully.

Cheers to the exciting adventure ahead!

~ Kristin

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