What To Do After You Are Engaged
Just got engaged? Expect the hundreds of well wishers to greet you soon. But after the euphoria of being engaged wears off and once you are able to take off your eyes from the glittering ring on your finger, it is time to face the taxing tasks of planning your wedding.
What are the first few things you should take care of?
Set a wedding budget
Decide on how much will you spend for your wedding. This will determine a lot of aspects in your wedding: how many guests to invite, what vendors you can hire, and what kind of venue to book, among others. Review your finances, compute expected income until wedding day and check for other sources of fund that can contribute to cover the expenses.
Decide when to say “I do”
Set a timetable. Although it is important to know that nothing is final yet until the wedding venue is set, it is important to set your mind on a few options already. The average engagement period is usually a year, but you might also want to consider major holidays, season preference and family events before setting the date.
Plan your guest list
Determine the number of guests you can afford to invite based on your budget. How big do you want the wedding be? Who are the people you would want to share this precious moment with?
Select your dream wedding venue
Do you want an outdoor or indoor venue? Will it be the same venue for wedding rites and reception? Search the best wedding venue options near you where you see yourself walking down the aisle and saying your ‘I do’s’
Choose your wedding party
Pick those who have been a part of your love story and those very dear to your hearts because they will fill in on the most important roles in your wedding.
Insure engagement rings
Sometimes unfortunate things really happen. Engagement rings cost a fortune so it is always best to be practical and prepared. Contact you current home insurance and apply it as an extension or better yet, find a jewelry insurance that will protect this valued treasure.
Get some help
You might be busy with your career and to add all these wedding works on top of that will surely be tiring that at some point you would need to get some help from a professional. Hire a wedding planner that will suit your needs and someone you can trust to give you peace of mind that the wedding will be absolutely perfect.
Create a wedding vision
Talk to your finance about how you want the wedding to be. There’s no need to go into details yet but at least decide on what you visualize your wedding day would look and feel like. Do you want it intimate or grand? Do you want to get married in the morning or under the stars? Do you like it formal or would you prefer it fun and loud?