First 6 things to do after you get engaged
Congrats! You’re engaged! Now what? What in the world should you do first after you and your fiancé just got engaged?! What should you plan first? Read on for more tips about how to start wedding planning once you’ve got that bling on your left hand!
Take a deep breath
And bask in the excitement! Be sure to tell your closest family and friends! Maybe don’t post it on Instagram or share a ring pic with your Snapchat peeps before you tell/show your mom.
Insure that ring
My family members in the insurance field would be so proud that I'm telling you this.
It’s not the most fun thing, but it can be surprisingly inexpensive when added to your renter’s insurance or homeowners policy. Need to know how to insure it? I can hook you up with a great, honest connection.
Get your ring sized
I know its not fun to go without that brand new ring once you’ve just gotten it, but its important! I had been engaged about 2 weeks when I had just graduated college and was moving. I (along with my dad) almost DIED because I realized my ring wasn’t on my finger anymore after packing up a box. I cried when I realized I was going to have to call Mitchel and tell him that I had lost his grandmothers 40 year old diamond, that wasn’t yet insured. Luckily, we retraced my steps and found it inside a moving box I was packing before I had to make that call.
A tip my insurance agent-cousin mentioned is to try to find a place that can size it in the same day, you don’t want to leave that new diamond with just anyone.
Think about a date
Have you always wanted a Christmas wedding, always dreamed of it being warm on your wedding day? A lot of your vendors will require you to know or have a good idea of your date so they know if they are booked. This is also a good time to think about your wedding size/guest list estimate. How large are either of your families? Are you planning to invite coworkers? Church friends? Etc?
Some photographers (me!) offer different pricing for intimate weddings, so its good for them to know about your guest size and needs.
Book your photographer
You might think that because I'm a wedding photographer, I would have chosen this as number one priority. Not quite number one, but dates do fill up so quickly and it is a priority.
If you have your eye on someone you want to photograph your day, go ahead and inquire as soon as you’re engaged, even if you haven’t nailed down your date, its good to begin the conversation and see what dates that photographer might have available!
Think about your venue
Same as with your photographer, venues book pretty far in advance.
Some photographers may ask what venue you have chosen, but the photographer shouldn’t need to have the venue completely nailed down in order to book you. You should at least have a general idea of the location and a few venues in mind though.