If you recently got engaged and don’t know where to begin then take a look at ten things to do after saying yes to that very important question – from taking the perfect engagement ring selfie to planning your budget.
Tell All the Important People
Make sure you tell all the important people in your life before you start to shout your engagement from the rooftops! Decide who you will tell in person and over the phone before widely sharing your news to make sure none of your nearest and dearest find out second hand.
Perfect Your Engagement Ring Selfie
As you share your happy news, you will repeatedly be asked if people can see the ring! Please the masses by taking the perfect engagement ring selfie to send. If you need tips on how to take the perfect engagement ring selfie then we have an article here to help!
Share Your News on Social Media
Once you have told all he important people in your life, it’s time to start spreading the word! The quickest way to do this is to announce your engagement on social media – it’s also a great excuse to flash your engagement ring selfie or to take a fun photo together.
Once you announce your news, plenty of people will start asking when and where you will get married. It’s likely you won’t know all the details just yet but talk it over with your partner and see if you have a rough idea just to make sure you are on the same page when answering people.
Have Your Engagement Ring Sized
It’s quite likely you will need to have your ring sized to make sure it fits your hand perfectly. Although it might make you sad to be parted from your gorgeous new ring, it will be worth it when a few days later your ring fits you perfectly and there is no chance of it coming off.
On the subject of rings, make sure you get your engagement ring insured as soon as you can. Either declare your ring to your home insurance company or choose an independent insurer that specialises in jewellery. When you choose your policy, consider covering your ring for theft, loss and accidental damage so you can have peace of mind.
Create a Rough Guest List
Now isn’t the time to make a definite guest list but it is a good idea to jot down a rough list of who you may invite to get an idea of numbers. There is no point even looking at venues with a maximum capacity of 60 if you know your list is highly likely to include more people than that.
Estimate a Budget and Make a Savings Plan
Estimate what you want to spend on the wedding and see how much money you need to save in the lead up to the wedding. It may also be a time to discuss with parents if they are planning on contributing to your wedding fund. Once you know how much you need to save and when for, you can create a savings plan.
Think About an Engagement Shoot
Krystle Callaghan of Krystle Callaghan Photography explains why an engagement shoot could be right for you:
“An engagement shoot is your taste test for your wedding photography, it can help you decide on a photographer for your big day or just simply help you and your photographer to get to know each other before the big day. There is no better way to get to know your photographer, warm up to the camera or discover what you are and what you are not comfortable with during photos.”
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