You finally said, “Yes!”
When your partner got down on his knees and popped the question, you knew right away that you have found your soul mate. You look at the ring on your finger, and everything feels surreal like you are in the middle of a lovely dream. But, hey, this isn’t a dream! Your much-awaited moment is really here!
You feel all sorts of emotions, mainly excitement, yet deep down, you also feel a hint of anxiety and panic. What happens now? How will things go from here? Where do YOU go from here? Well, don’t worry because this short checklist will help you figure things out, so you know what to do after you got engaged.
- Share the Good News with Your Family and Friends before You Post it on Social Media
Right after your engagement, you may feel tempted to let the whole world know about the good news by posting that all too common ring shot on your social media accounts.
But, there is one problem here. Not informing your family and closest friends first about this milestone in your life may upset them. So, before snapping a photo of that ring, pick up your phone and call your family and dearest and nearest friends and let them know about the engagement. They will appreciate that they heard about it directly from you and not from their friend’s friend who saw your post on the ‘gram.
If you choose to make a toast, Oasis Creations has great toast shot cups for such an event. They also offer many options for plastic wedding server-ware such as elegant plastic plates and dessert cups so make sure to check that out!
- Size and Insure Your Ring
That sparkling ring on your finger may be one-of-a-kind, but if something bad does happen, you might end up blaming yourself for not getting a proper insurance to back it up. If you have existing content or home insurance, a single phone call is all it takes for your provider to add your ring to your current policy. If you don’t have one yet, you can choose from the different independent companies that can ensure that shiny new rock for a reasonable price.
If ever your ring needs a bit of resizing, now is the perfect time to do it. The last thing you want to happen is to realize that your ring has slipped off your finger without knowing it! High street jewelers can help you with this, so you don’t have to part with this precious symbol of love for so long.
- Schedule Your Manicure Time
Everyone will want to admire and see your ring for the first several weeks after your engagement. Of course, you wouldn’t want a hangnail or chipped varnish to ruin its look. Set a schedule at your favorite nail salon and pamper yourself to make sure that your nails will perfectly complement your shimmering new accessory.
- Set the Date
Have you always dreamed of a winter wonderland wedding adorned with trimmings? Do you picture yourself as a summer bride walking down the sandy beach? The season dictates not only the kind of wedding you will have as this will also affect what is available. Many couples still choose to tie the knot during summer, and there is a high chance that some venues have been booked a few years in advance. If your goal is to exchange vows in a particular place, you have to be flexible and consider setting the date at a different time of the year.
Other factors can affect the date you choose. If you want to invite people with kids, it is best to avoid those dates that fall in the middle of the school summer holidays when most of your guests are likely away on vacations.
You don’t need to set a definite date in stone during the early stages. However, it is always a wise idea to choose the specific time of year when you want to get hitched. This is so you will have a handy answer every time someone asks you if you have set the date yet.
- Start Planning Your Budget
Although you might still be gushing at your engagement, it is a good decision to start considering how much you want and can afford to spend on your big day. Planning your budget gives you an idea of how much you plan to save. This is also the time to bring up the subject of how much you and your parents’ partners may contribute, and if this is something they will do.
How much you can afford is going to depend on how many guests you will invite. Draft a temporary guest list to get an idea of how many you have to cater for. It also lets you estimate the size of the venue you will need.
- Seek Inspirations
Before you book vendors, including your wedding venue, invitations, and decorations, first, you need to pick a wedding theme. Not doing so will only make you feel overwhelmed with the plethora of options available on the market.
At this point, there might be already a specific theme in your mind, like a castle or fairy tale wedding. However, if you are unsure or confused, places such as Pinterest are perfect for getting some useful and unique ideas. Prepare a board and look for specific colors and themes and pin those you like for later. Soon, you will feel drawn to particular ideas that will let you choose the suitable ones for your big day.
- Don’t Forget to Celebrate!
While being flooded with all those congratulations cards and phone calls, your engagement may soon feel like it has become a public property. Make sure you schedule an evening aside to enjoy a low-key dinner for just the two of you to forget about the wedding planning turmoil and bask in the intimate time of being together. Don’t talk about your upcoming wedding on this date. Grab this chance as a way to break free from all the fuss.
Oasis Creations has top quality plates, cups, utensils, and all size appetizer cups and dessert cups that are great for this type of occasion.
Getting engaged can make you feel like you are on cloud nine, so enjoy the ride, relax, and have fun when you can! This is your moment, after all!