First Things to do Once You're Engaged - Wedding Wednesday


As a part of our Wedding Wednesday series, we are helping those newly engaged girlies out there! This is the moment you have been waiting for. There are so many things to think about, so many people to contact and so much to get done but don't be overwhelmed!

Here are some things to do once you get engaged! Your partner popped the question and now it’s time to get to planning. As a previous event planner, I have got some tips on what to do first!

  1. Call your Families and Friends

    Don’t go straight to social media, whatever you do. You will want the people that are closest to you in your life to hear it directly from you! Once they hear from you and have time to process and be excited about the news, then you go to the ‘gram!

2. All about the Bling

A couple things to do with the ring! Make sure your partner has taken out ring insurance, and if they haven’t, make sure is to take out an insurance policy in case anything were to happen to your ring. One tip is to make sure you have the ring's appraisal papers before you finalize any policies.

Then, time to get a manicure, if you don’t already have one and then


3. Pick a Date!

I think picking a date is one of the most important things you can do when you first start planning! It is something that sets the tone for everything about your wedding. What will the season be? Summer? Fall? What kind of colors are going to be incorporated? Will you have an outdoor or indoor ceremony depending on the weather? These are all very important questions to ask yourself when you first get engaged and start to think about planning your wedding!

4. Sort out the Guest List

This is something that I don’t think a lot of people put on their first priority list and I always think it should be right at the TOP. Because, you can’t pick a venue that fits your needs if you don’t know how many people are attending. You can’t set a correct budget and start getting quotes from vendors if you don’t know how many people you’ll need to send invites to, to feed, etc. This is something that should occur early on in the planning process.

5. Pick Your Wedding Party!

Time to pop the question to your wedding party. Think about those friends (& siblings) that have stuck with you through your whole life up to this point. This will be your support system from the day you get engaged to the day you say “I Do!”. You’ll need their emotional and physical support, so make sure to choose them wisely.

If you are wondering how to ask them, check out our Bridesmaid Proposal blog post!


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