Getting engaged is an exciting time, but it can also be overwhelming. With so many things to do, it's easy to feel like you don't know where to start. Here are the first five things you should do after you get engaged.
Celebrate! You just made a big commitment, so take time to celebrate with your partner and those closest to you. This can be as simple as a night out, or as elaborate as a weekend getaway. Just make sure you take time to enjoy this special moment.
Set a budget. One of the first things you should do as an engaged couple is to set a budget for your wedding. This will help you determine how much you can spend on different aspects of the wedding, and will prevent any financial stress down the road.
Choose a time of year. Pick a date timeframe that works well for both of you and your families. Keep in mind the availability of your desired venue and any important family events.
Start a guest list. Create a list of everyone you would like to invite to your wedding. This will give you an idea of how many guests you'll be inviting, which will affect your budget and venue selection.
Research vendors. Start researching wedding vendors, such as photographers, florists, and caterers. You can ask for recommendations from friends and family, or check online reviews. Make sure you book vendors that fit within your budget and have availability on your wedding date.
Hire your wedding planner. Your Planner will help you navigate all of the steps so it's a fantastic place to start. They can inform any of the above decisions with helpful hints and insights.
Getting engaged is the start of a new journey, and these five steps will help you get off to a great start. Remember to enjoy the process and take it one step at a time.