So you said yes! | Five things to do after you get engaged

First, congratulations on your engagement! This is a very exciting time in your life and I am glad you are popping in for some advice on getting started in your wedding planning adventure! I know your head may be spinning with all the things Pinterest weddings, but you’re here because you want to know what to do first. I am here to help you with that!

  1. Get that rock insured!

    Sure, this doesn’t really have anything to do with planning your wedding, but you want to do this first! If you pay homeowners or auto insurance, start by calling your agent and getting a quote on coverage for your engagement ring. As always, I suggest getting quotes from three different to ensure you’re getting the best coverage and rates.

  2. Pick a Wedding venue and a date

    I put these two together because you need to decide which is more important to you. You may get lucky and get the venue and date you’ve always wanted, but you may run into your dream venue not being available on your special date. If you want your wedding day to be on your dating anniversary, or even just a certain season, then you you’ll ask different venues if they are available on that date, or what dates are available during that season. On the flip side, if you are dead set on a particular venue, you will want to ask them what dates are available.

  3. Start your Wedding guest list

    If you have already picked out a venue, this may help you with your guest list. You will want to know how many people max can fit in their space. Start by listing out your family - your aunts, uncles and our cousins. Then move on to your friends, followed by coworkers and acquaintances. Ask your parents also who they would like to invite. From this master list, you can categorize into your A, B and C list.

  4. Budget

    If your parents are hosting, ask them what they would like to contribute. If the two of you want to help as well, add that amount into the total. You also want to talk to the Groom’s family to see if they want to cover the rehearsal dinner, or help in another way. After you have has these conversations, you will have a good idea of what you can spend and start allocating the budget to the different categories.

  5. Inspiration Board

    Ok, here is when we can really have some fun! Start that Pinterest board if you haven’t already (I know you have) or review what you have previously saved to “One Day” and start narrowing down your wedding day vision. If you have picked a date in October, get rid of those spring flower photos and start adding more in your color palette. I cant wait to see your vision board!

What is your biggest concern about your wedding planning? Pop your question below along with your proposal story - I love hearing how he proposed!!