The moments right after you say “yes” to the perfect engagement ring are some of the most important and memorable ones that you’ll have in your entire life. Marriage is a special event in life and a cornerstone of our society.
Before you know it, you’ll need to start planning your wedding! The process can be a little stressful, so we have a few suggestions on what you need to focus on to make it to the big day.
7 things you need to do after getting engaged:
1. Take some real time to enjoy it
When you eventually start the wedding planning process, everything moves faster than you’d ever think it could. There will be a lot of stress (and fun) creating the perfect wedding day.
It’s definitely important to take a few days and just enjoy being engaged. By the time you actually tie the knot, you’ll definitely be looking back and wondering where all the time of your engagement went.
2. Visit Pinterest
Pinterest has always been popular since it was created, but the amount of information you can find on the platform now to help plan your wedding is incredible. You can find dresses, color pallets, flowers, and so much more.
They’ve also really upgraded the way that you can search and save your pins, so staying organized will be that much easier as you move forward with the wedding planning process.
You can also make your future husband use it too! Believe it or not, male engagement on Pinterest has been skyrocketing in the past year or so. If you need help from your guy on picking out Tux designs or gifts for the groom’s party, tell him that Pinterest is basically a picture version of Google and have him go to town.
3. Set your budget
The budget is one of the toughest things to estimate when you’re planning for a wedding. We’ve seen $5,000 weddings and $100,000 weddings – and we can tell you that there isn’t a perfect blueprint out there.
Make sure that you are real with yourself on how much the wedding will actually cost. The last thing that you want to do is convince yourself that the amount will be much lower, and then have the stress of a larger than expected bill hitting you (or your parents) later down the road.
4. Pick the date
In Houston, the heat in the summer and rainfall year-round makes the planning process a little more difficult. If you are doing a wedding indoors, it’s really not that big of a deal what time of the year you choose.
However, if you’re doing something outside – remember that the weather is unpredictable. If your heart is set on an outdoor wedding, make sure that your venue has a solid backup plan for rain that will accommodate all of your guests and let the wedding go on without a problem.
5. Consider a wedding planner
This is a personal choice for every bride, but we can tell you from experience that a good wedding planner makes everything easier. Not only will they help you plan the wedding more effectively, but they make sure that all of the “behind the scenes” activity goes smoothly.
The last thing you want to do on your wedding day is trying to orchestrate the entire event while trying to actually get married at the same time!
An added plus – wedding planners are usually very well connected with florists, photographers/videographers, etc. That can cut out a ton of time spent searching for wedding vendors.
6. Stay organized
This can actually be pretty simple – Excel or Google Docs are great tools you can use to keep everything from your vendors to your guest list at your fingertips.
7. Don’t sweat the small things
We understand that planning a wedding can get crazy, but at the end of the day, the point is to celebrate one of the most important moments in your life. Delegate as much as possible, and try not to focus on the things that your friends, family, or wedding planner can take care of for you.
You’re supposed to enjoy yourself, remember? 🙂
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