Before you tie the knot and begin a beautiful marriage, there are a few things to keep in mind; these tips will ensure you remain prepared for the wedding and eagerly welcome this change in your life. While looking at dresses is important, sharing the news with friends and family and setting a date is just as crucial.
Call Your Family
Sharing the big news is likely one of the first things you’ll want to do after getting engaged. Make sure you call your parents, other close relatives, and friends to tell them personally before posting about it on social media. This is a major change in your life. Allow them to cherish it with you!
Moreover, family and friends are your support system. You may enlist them for help in planning your perfect wedding, so these relationships are key.
While it may sound strange, your ring is one of the things to consider when getting engaged, as you may need to have it resized or insured. However, your engagement ring also affects what wedding rings you’ll browse if you didn’t purchase a set.
What style of engagement ring do you have? Ring style impacts what wedding band best pairs with it. For example, free-form engagement rings pair best with different wedding rings than halo-cut rings.
Think About the Wedding
One of the most important things to consider when getting engaged is the wedding! Do you plan on having a formal ceremony and reception? Do you want a wedding planner? As you begin thinking about the big day, think about:
- A date
- A budget
- A venue
- A vendor
- A guest list
As you begin evaluating each of these factors, write down the details as you may have to make sacrifices. For example, an extensive guest list may outweigh the desire for your dream venue if it doesn’t fit into the budget. Additionally, as you begin forming a guest list, start creating a bridal party, so you have a team to support you throughout the process.
Buying the Dress
One of the most important steps you’ll take as you prepare to walk down the aisle is finding the perfect dress. It’s never a bad idea to start looking early, as you don’t have to purchase anything just yet. Moreover, by browsing dresses with an open mind, you keep your options broad, ensuring you shine with beauty and perfection on your wedding day.