After the proposal

Getting engaged is an incredibly exciting time, and you should make an effort to really enjoy it. You and your fiance have made a commitment of love to each other, you have a gorgeous engagement ring as a testament of his love for you, and you are planning a loving future together.

While the official move from girlfriend to fiancee is an unforgettable experience, you may be tempted to hyperventilate when you take a look at the list of everything that needs to be done – the parents meeting if they haven’t met yet; the engagement party; choosing attendants for the wedding; choosing and ordering a dress; finding a venue; the cake – the list goes on and on.

But no need to panic – we have an article that offers an overview to help you begin.

So, take a deep breath, pour yourself a great glass of wine, give this a quick read and enjoy the ride toward wedding bliss.

AFTER THE PROPOSAL

Now you’re engaged…What’s next?

First things first, enjoy your engagement. Once the initial shock of being engaged wears off and you’ve stopped staring at that sparkly diamond on your finger, many decisions will need to be made. What time of year should the big day happen? Where will it be? Who will be in your wedding party? Here are the first things you need to do.

Start planning, by envisioning your event. What size wedding do you want? Do you want a large wedding or a small wedding? Is there a particular location you have in mind? Do you want a destination wedding? Get yourself a check list and start reviewing the items with your fiancé and family.

Decide on a budget. If your parents are helping with the cost, be sure to include them in your discussion about budget. Once a dollar amount is agreed upon, start getting price quotes for items you need.

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