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  • Writer's pictureJessy Jones

You've just got engaged... Now what? Here's some advice.

Getting engaged is a big milestone in a romantic relationship. It is the moment when two people decide to commit to each other and spend the rest of their lives together. So you've popped the the question, the other has said 'Yes' Woooooo.... urm... now what do we do? As someone who has been involved in hundreds of weddings, here's advice for after you've got engaged.

engaged couple with engagement ring

1. Take some time to celebrate: Getting engaged is a big milestone in your relationship, so take some time to celebrate with just your partner. Plan a special date or a weekend getaway to mark the occasion.

Kiss on the cheek

2. Share the news with loved ones: Before announcing your engagement on social media, make sure to tell your close family and friends in person or over the phone. They will appreciate hearing the news directly from you.

Close up Engagement Ring couple kissing

3. Discuss your future together: Now that you are engaged, it's important to have open and honest conversations about your future together. This includes discussing your goals, values, and expectations for your relationship.

couple having fun

4. Set a budget: Weddings can be expensive, so it's important to set a budget early on. This will help you make decisions about the type of wedding you want and how much you can afford to spend. Research your favourite vendors and get an idea of pricing, or what they can offer for your proposed budget - this will then give you an idea of how much your ideas are going to total to.

couple looking at each other goldenhour

5. Start researching venues and vendors: If you have a specific date in mind, start researching and booking venues and vendors as soon as possible. Popular venues and vendors can book up quickly, so it's important to secure your top choices early on.

couple walking through a field

6. Consider hiring a wedding planner: If you feel overwhelmed with the wedding planning process, consider hiring a wedding planner to help you. They can assist with everything from finding vendors to managing the day-of logistics.

couple sat looking at each other

7. Take care of the legal stuff: Depending on where you live, there may be legal requirements for getting married. Make sure to research and complete any necessary paperwork or appointments.

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8. Start researching venues: Begin looking at potential venues for your wedding. Consider the location, capacity, and cost.

kiss on forehead

9. Discuss your vision for the wedding: Talk to your partner about your vision for the wedding. Do you want a big or small wedding? Indoor or outdoor? Traditional or modern? This will help you start planning and making decisions.

couple playing with puppy

10. Take your time. Theres no rush when it comes to planning a wedding, wether you've decided that you'd like to have a bit of time before the big day, or you want to do it quickly - Decide on a date and consider factors such as availability of venues, weather, and any important dates or events that you want to avoid, you can then think of a timescale that your both happy with and work towards it, breaking down into what needs arranging and when.

couple kissing in flowers

Hope this helps!

engaged couple

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