1. Tell everyoneOnce you have had time to celebrate saying yes just between the two of you, it's time to let everyone else know. Going straight to social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram...) with a photo of your brand new ring will be tempting, but resist the urge until you let your family know first.
Telling them in person is the best way to do it, but a phone call or video chat works just as well if you don't live close to each other. Once your immediate family and closest friends find out, go ahead and tell the world.
2. Get a manicureOnce everyone hears about your engagement, they are going to want to see the ring. A quick trip to the nail salon will have your hands ready to show off that gorgeous rock.
While the sentimental value attached to your wedding ring is irreplaceable, the jewelry can be replaced. Hopefully nothing will ever happen to it, but just in case something does, it's wise to get it insured.
3. Get your ring insured
You will need to have the ring appraised before it can be insured. Start by asking the jeweler that the engagement ring was purchased from. Some stores will provide this service at no extra cost to customers.
4. Set a wedding budgetThe price tag on a wedding can add up quickly. Sit down with your fiance and decide how much you are comfortable spending on the event, and stick to that number as closely as you can. Spending more on your wedding than you can afford can ruin some of the happy memories when the bills start showing up . Begin a special wedding savings account soon after getting engaged.
5. Start a guest listYou don't have to make the final draft right now, but you will need to have an approximate number of guests in mind before you can decide on many of the other wedding decisions. It will affect the size of venue you will need and the amount of food to order for starters.
6. Set the date/ Pick a venueEveryone will be asking, "When is the wedding?" Which is more important to you: the date that you get married or the place you will get married at? Wedding venues tend to book up a least a year in advance. If you have your heart set on a specific place, their open dates will decide the day of your wedding. On the other hand, if you have a special date on the calendar that you simply have to have, that may knock some venues off of the list.
7. Schedule engagement photosGet these done early on so that you can use them on your wedding website, for save-the-dates, and engagement announcements.
8. Start the dress searchThis begins simply by picking up a few wedding magazines or searching online for inspiration. You will also be looking for ideas for decorations, invitations, and everything else, but those can be ordered closer to the wedding.
Unless you find your bridal gown at a sample sale, it will take months to come in after it is ordered. Wedding dresses are custom made, not just sitting in a warehouse somewhere waiting to be shipped out. Once the order arrives, you will want plenty of time for fittings and alterations without being rushed. The consultants at our South Florida bridal boutique can talk you through the entire process.
You're on your way!
Once all of those tasks are complete, you are ready to tackle the rest of the wedding planning. The items on the above list will set the groundwork and guide many of the other decisions you will make.
When you get to the place in your planning when you are ready to pick out the rest of your wedding fashions, like bridesmaid and flower girl dresses, come back to Bridal Couture of the Palm Beaches and let us take care of that for you.
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