Soak it all in. You’re finally engaged!
After you get engaged, you’re likely to be flooded with tons of questions from friends and family like “When are you getting married?”, “Have you picked out your colors yet?”, and “Do you know where you want to get married?” It’s easy to get swept into wedding planning as soon as you get the ring, but try to hit pause. Give yourselves a couple weeks to just soak it all in as a couple. You should definitely celebrate with friends and family, but don’t feel like you have to have all the wedding answers right away. You’ll never have this same season of engagement, so make sure to enjoy every moment and purchase all the fun mugs that say “Feyonce” and “Does this ring make me look engaged?”
Decide when and how often you will talk about wedding planning.
It can be really easy for every conversation to turn into a discussion about your wedding budget and your growing to-do list filled with vendor appointments and shopping trips. I understand. Wedding planning is both super exciting and super important. Of course you want to talk about it and get excited about the day you’ll celebrate celebrate with friends and start your new adventure together. On the other hand, there are a lot of details and people to manage, which can often cause stress and tension. By setting boundaries on your wedding planning conversations, you two can be intentional about the planning process. Even better, you can continue to enjoy each other’s company over Netflix and Casey’s pizza.
Start thinking about who you would like to include in your bridal party.
There’s no pressure to immediately announce your bridal party. However, I think it’s at least worth considering who you want as your bridesmaids and groomsmen early on. There are a few reasons why this can be helpful. On the one hand, if you have some difficult decisions to make about who or how many to include, you can give yourself plenty of time to decide. On the other hand, you may already know who you want to stand by your side. In that case, you can give them time to plan ahead for the date, save money for wedding expenses, and help you throughout the planning! Your bridal party is there to support you. Don’t be afraid to ask for help and delegate tasks if you’re feeling overwhelmed. People generally want to be useful, so let them take a few things off your plate.
My friend Jessica from Room for Gelato has a few ideas for things to do after you get engaged:
“Drink fancy champagne, celebrate with friends, buy all the bridal magazines!! Enjoy the moment.”
For more wedding planning tips, check out some of my other blog posts:
- Wedding Wednesday: 5 Alternatives to Plated Dinners
- Wedding Wednesday: Hotel Accommodations
- Wedding Wednesday: Venuelust – How to Find the Perfect Venue
- Wedding Wednesday: How to Make a Moodboard
- 8 Adorable Ideas to Include Your Dog on Your Wedding Day
- Wedding Dress Trends to Watch
If you’d like to discuss how we can make your wedding day stress-free and fun, I’d love to hear from you! Send me a message – I can’t wait to hear all about it!
So much congratulations! xx