He popped the question … and you said YES!
First of all, congratulations on your engagement! Planning your wedding is incredibly exciting and can bring you and your fiance closer, however, many brides-to-be can find the process very overwhelming. There’s just so much to sort out, so where do you start? Luckily for you, the Luxury Events team is on hand to take you through the first post-proposal steps.
Make the announcement
After you’ve taken the perfect ring selfie, of course, it’s time to tell the world about your upcoming nuptials! Whether you want to share the news with the whole of your Facebook feed or just tell a few of your closest friends and family, this is one of the only times its acceptable to brag, so make the most of it!
Resize and insure the ring
Many brides-to-be need to have their engagement ring resized to ensure that it fits perfectly and it doesn’t accidentally get lost. Hopefully nothing will happen to your ring, but just in case, make sure you insure it! You can do this independently or simply add it to your home insurance policy.
Consider your bridal party
Chances are, you may already have an idea of who you plan to choose for your bridesmaids, but if you haven’t, now is the time to start thinking. Who will help you through the planning process? Which one of your friends is the best under pressure? And who will offer you support during difficult times? These are all things you need in a great bridesmaid, so choose wisely. We have a great guide here all about selecting your bridesmaids.
Plan the engagement party
This is when it will all start to feel real! You don’t have to have a huge, lavish event if you don’t want to (save that for the actual wedding!), a simple gathering of friends and family will do just fine. As long as you’re celebrating your engagement with the people you love, you’ll have an amazing time! You can also take this opportunity to announce your bridal party if you’ve come to a final decision.
Put together a rough budget
It might not be the most exciting part of wedding planning, but it definitely is one of the most important! Even if you aren’t planning to wed for a few years, you still need to have a basic idea of how much you can spend overall. What aspects of the wedding mean the most to you? What did you notice first at other weddings you’ve attended? Estimate how much you need to save each month leading up to the big day.
Think about your guests
You don’t need to have an extensive guest list organised at this stage, but you do need to decide how big your wedding is to be. Do you dream of an intimate affair with just a few of your nearest and dearest, or is your heart set on a grand event with hundreds of guests? Make a list of people who need to be there such as your immediate family and best friends, then branch out and look at aunties, cousins and others who you may invite. Go through your list until you get to a rough number you’re happy with.
Happy Valentines day!