Congratulations, he finally put a ring on it and now you are engaged. Right after the countless retelling of how the proposal happened and after shifting your Facebook status into engaged, the feeling finally kicks in and the overwhelming amount of work to be done dawns on you. Yes, there are numerous family and friends to contact, and dozens of suppliers to coordinate with, but fear not for we have narrowed down the first five things newly engaged couples must do.
Insure Your Ring.
Because it is an important symbol of your new status as well as a great piece of investment, the engagement ring should be added to your existing homeowner’s or renter’s policy immediately. Give your insurance provider a call and also have the ring appraised in case it doesn’t come with one already.
Build Your Wedding Binder.
Ask any bride that you know and they will tell you how important a wedding binder can be. It may contain all documents, contracts, inspirations, and contact numbers, and the wedding binder can transform into your new BFF after spending weeks (and even months!) with it in planning the big day. It does get a bit bulky, especially when nearing the wedding day, but it is the foolproof way of getting all wedding-related details together in one handy place. If you have already hired us for the full service, then you won’t have to worry about anything as we have you covered all the way through.
Nail Down Your Budget.
Sit down and honestly talk with your fiancé regarding the upcoming expenses for the wedding. Even if everything takes place in a single day, weddings do come with a hefty price tag and all the little details can add up. If either set of parents are planning to contribute, make sure to set things straight early on and figure out who’s throwing in what. The last thing you would want is to go into debt for your wedding just because you thought someone would pay for the rehearsal dinner or that your parents are footing the bill for the bar. If you’re short for your dream wedding, be on the realistic side and give yourselves time to save.
Set a Rough Date.
At this early in the game, it might be quite difficult to be able to nail down a date for the wedding. Wedding venues might be booked, family members might want to fly in, and sometimes even wedding vendors might become a factor into setting a date for the big day. However, you and your partner may certainly pick a year and a season for the wedding. Use the time frame to work on your budget and to strategically plan for the big day without compromising or getting too stressed out.
Oh at last, it is time to whip out those magazines, browse through those wedding blogs, and fill boards up with pin after pin. As early as now, you must be able to figure out the wedding theme that you want and what kind of vibe you and your future husband would like for the day. Be it vintage, modern, traditional, rustic, offbeat, or even a bit on the quirky side – the most important thing to consider is that it embodies you both as a couple.
Do you feel prepared to start planning? Contact us today!