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Your Newly Engaged Wedding Checklist

February 8, 2018

Congratulations on your Engagement!

Are you not sure what comes after the ring?

If you are wondering what your next step should be, let us make it easy for you and read this quick guide on what comes next!

Contact Your Close Friends & Family:

This is such an exciting time and I am sure you can’t wait to show off your beautiful new ring on Facebook, Instagram and any other social media platform you use.  But… before you tweet it make sure you have personally notified your family and closest friends of your engagement with at least a phone call.

Immediate family members should be notified first this includes children and parents. Once those have been notified you should contact any siblings, then grandparents, then any additional close family or family like people including close friends, those you want in your bridal party or any close family friends.  You don’t want your grandma or bestie finding out with the rest of the world, so make sure to give them the courtesy of hearing it directly from you first!

Announce It:

Once family members and close friends have been notified you can feel free to announce it on social media. So take that perfect engagement selfie and share away.  Don’t forget to announce it via traditional methods as well, this can include your local newspaper; excitable family members may want to keep the article as a keepsake.

If you know of any friends that aren’t on social media make sure to reach out via a phone call or email to loop them in as well.

Insure & Size that Ring:

This is something you should do as soon as possible but a lot of people forget about or put off because it’s not fun.  Make sure to get your ring sized so that it fits perfectly and comfortably on your finger. It’s not cute to show off a tight ring and it’s not smart to wear a loose one due to the probability of losing it.

Also, make sure to get your ring insured! Diamonds come loose and rings fall off or even worse get stolen. So please make sure to get your ring insured as soon as possible.  If you don’t do it, in the beginning, the probability of remembering to do it later is slim.

 

Start Saving for the Wedding:

Weddings are expensive so the sooner you start saving the better.  You don’t want to wait until the last minute or rely on credit to pay for your wedding. Most engagements last at least a year, so starting a wedding savings account at the beginning of your engagement will allow you some time to save. If your family is helping with your wedding budget, you can put any money saved towards your honeymoon or a down payment on a new house.

Set Up A General Wedding Timeline:

Most engagements last at least a year but one of the first questions a newly engaged couple is asked is when they are getting married. Set a general wedding timeline so you can start figuring out what month or season you would like to get married in and it’s easy to keep family and friends up to date!

Start A Wedding Idea Board:

Pinterest is a bride’s best friend!  It’s great because there are tons of wedding ideas in one central location.  Pinterest is great at giving you a visual idea of potential centerpieces, color schemes, wedding dresses, and much, much more. It’s easy to create different boards and share them with friends and family. It’s a great way to start planning and finding your personal wedding style.

 

Want more wedding advice! Make sure to check out Wedding Inspiration page to stay up to date!

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