So, after being together for several years, you’ve finally decided to tie the knot. This is the moment you’ve both been waiting for. Now, you’re wearing that precious ring and ready to say your “I do’s” in front of your loved ones.
But, while it may be such a surreal, exciting time, the days following that unforgettable proposal is definitely going to be a whirlwind. There’s a long list of things you need to take care of, but there’s no need to overwhelmed.
You literally have forever to plan the rest of your lives together. But, if you’re a lot like most newly engaged couples, you’re probably extremely excited to share the news and start the actual wedding planning part as soon as you can.
But, where and how exactly should you get started? While there’s no specific order you need to follow, there are a few things that should definitely be on top of your must-do list. Get ready for one of the most amazing, unforgettable moments of your lives!
Call your loved ones
Unless you’re thinking about keeping the engagement under the radar for a while, one of the first things you should do is to contact your parents, siblings and BFFs. Keep this mind: the last place they should find out about your new relationship status is on a social media post.
So make sure to pick up that phone and tell them about the happy news personally. Your parents may know about it anyway and are just waiting by the phone to hear the story straight from you.
Get insurance for your ring
While this may not be the most romantic thing on your to-do list, it can surely help you a lot in the long run, especially when you’ve added exciting details to it such as custom or specialized engagement ring mountings. Consider adding it as an extension to your renter’s or homeowner’s insurance policy.
By doing this, it can be a lot more inexpensive.
Make it social media official
When you’re finally ready to share with the world – or at least with your followers – that you’ll be walking down the aisle soon, then open up that Instagram and post that perfect ring selfie. If that’s a little too basic for your taste, then you can be as creative as you can.
If the proposal was actually caught on film, that’s even better. If you’re a Facebook user as well, then don’t forget to make it official on that side of the fence as well.
Pick the perfect date
If you’re planning to walk down the aisle in the next year or two, it’s highly recommended to start looking at that calendar and picking the best possible dates. This is because the most desirable wedding venues and dates are usually booked way far in advance.
So if you want that anniversary date or any special dates you share with your partner, then decide on the date as early as you can.
Make sure to choose a date what works for both your families and members of the entourage.