Updated: Jun 1
First of all, congratulations on your engagement! Yes, I know it seems so surreal, going from dating to being committed and now you’re engaged. I would like you to take a minute to soak in all the joy and excitement that you’re experiencing right now. Also, be calm and don’t panic; everything will go according to plan, that’s if you have one.
Let me be honest, putting together the perfect wedding could be exciting and overwhelming at the same time. You might not know what to do next after the excitement of the engagement, and it’s okay; that’s what I am here for. I have put together a list of the top 6 things you should do next after an engagement. So get reading, and start taking action, and everything will be stress-free.
Enjoy the moment.
SOAK IT IN! Enjoy the moment with your partner. Most newly engaged couples I have worked with are always in a hurry to start planning their wedding, and they forget to enjoy the moment at hand, which they may never get again. That dopey love-drunkness, adrenaline-fueled moment after your partner proposes and you accept, is one you can never reproduce, so enjoy the moment as long as you can. Pop a bottle of champagne, dance together, laugh and do your favorite activity. Just do anything that keeps the moment alive. You’ll be glad you did.
This is the first thing a wedding planner advises newly engaged to do. You will need a wedding timeline that considers the season you want to be married, if your family and friends will be available then, and the wedding date. Once you’ve decided on this, it becomes easy for you to plan around the timeline, book venues, dress fittings, and lots more. It may seem like a lot of work, but with the right wedding planner to help you keep to your plan, timeline, and deadlines, your wedding will be beautiful and successful.
When you have decided on a wedding timeline, I recommend that you find a wedding venue. This is the first big thing to think about because a lot of newly engaged may be bidding for your preferred venue space. I have seen lots of engagements being delayed longer than desired because the venue they have in mind is fully booked for the year. So, if you are ready to move past the engagement stage to the wedding stage, a wedding venue should be the first thing on your wedding to-do list. Nonetheless, it’s not that easy to pick a wedding venue, especially if you want a themed wedding. A wedding planner can handle the booking of your wedding venue seamlessly.
Hiring a wedding planner makes everything simple. Like I had earlier said, a wedding planner can help you find and book a venue if you’re having problems with that, from arranging your pre wedding shoot to venues to reception to food, drink, entertainment, getting your clothing and flowers, facilities, accommodation and facilities for wedding guests. A wedding planner handles all these and more. If you want to enjoy your wedding fully and be present then, you need a wedding planner.
Now, this is the best part of everything. Posing for a photo alongside your partner is exciting, fun, and memorable. Every newly engaged couple I’ve worked with is usually excited to get this done earlier because it gives them plenty of photos to use for invitations, save the dates, and other events.
Design/ Color Palette.
Once you have planned your wedding timeline and hired a wedding planner for your wedding, the last thing you’ll need to focus on or discuss with your planner is your color palette and design. This will help you make decisions down the road from venue set up, dresses, or even your cake! You can gather inspiration for your wedding color and design from Pinterest, Instagram, flipping through magazines, and scouring blogs. Don’t be afraid to ask your wedding planner for help. Since we frequently do this, we help you cut down the research process.
If you just had your engagement and you’ve completed steps one through six, then it’s time to go all in. You’re ready to start planning your wedding, and everything you should do from today onwards should be towards making your day a success. Remember, there’s no official timeline for planning a wedding; it’s all up to you. If you want your engagement to last for a long time, then go for it. You should only start this process when you’re ready to devote your time, money, and effort. And, if you don’t have the time but want to go ahead with the process, hire a wedding planner. Otherwise, relax, sit back, and enjoy your engagement.
Feeling anxious? Let’s get a celebration call booked to calm you down and allow you to enjoy this special moment. On the celebration call we will dive into what questions you have now and start to bring together the wedding you desire. Then I will help you lay out the next steps.