You're engaged! What do you do next??
Getting engaged is a joyous and monumental moment in one's life, marking the beginning of a new chapter filled with love and excitement. As the initial wave of happiness settles, there are several important steps to consider taking right after the proposal.
1-First and foremost, sharing the news with close family and friends should be a priority. These are the people who have been a significant part of your journey, and their heartfelt congratulations and well-wishes will amplify the joy of the occasion. Whether it's a heartfelt phone call, a celebratory dinner, or a simple gathering, involving loved ones early on sets the tone for the wedding journey ahead.
2- Take the Moment In
Amid the flurry of congratulations, taking a moment to savor the experience with your partner is invaluable. This could involve a quiet evening reminiscing about your relationship's milestones or even planning a special date night to relive the proposal.
3- Envisioning Your Wedding
As the excitement settles, it's time to discuss the vision for your big day. Having an initial conversation about wedding themes, styles, and potential guest lists can help align your expectations and set the foundation for a harmonious planning process. This is also an ideal time to start a wedding journal or create a digital space to collect ideas, inspiration, and to-dos.
4- Engagement Pictures
With the engagement glow still fresh, most couples schedule their engagement session around this time. This is perfect visual way to announce your engagement via social media, your wedding website, save the dates for your wedding invitees and best of all to commemorate your engagement session.
5- Wedding Budget
It's essential to have a preliminary conversation about your budget. Open and honest financial discussions early on can prevent stress down the line and guide your wedding planning choices. Establishing a rough budget framework will help you make informed decisions when it comes to selecting venues, vendors, and other aspects of your celebration.
6- Wedding Inspiration Board
Start a Wedding Journal or Inspiration Board: Create a physical journal or digital space to collect ideas, inspirations, and to-dos for your upcoming wedding.
7- Wedding Date & Venue
Research Potential Dates and Venues: Begin researching potential wedding dates and venues that align with your vision and budget.
8- Picking your Wedding Photographer
Photographer is one of the most important vendors on your wedding day. They bring your vision to life through pictures and your wedding album. Once venue is chosen or close to booking, photographer is usually chosen right afterwards.
9- Consider Guest List
Draft a preliminary guest list to estimate the size of your wedding and inform venue decisions.
10- Discuss Timelines:
Have a conversation about the desired timeline for your engagement period and the wedding itself. Your photographer and or coordinator usually help out with this. As your photographer, we provide and draft up a wedding timeline around the must-haves you want and
Don't forget to reflect and enjoy the start to a new journey! Take time to reflect on your journey together and discuss future goals, not just for the wedding but for your life as a couple. To inquire about photography and video packages for your wedding, click here and we will reach out to you!