What to Do After Getting Engaged

Engagement Ring

The moment you’ve been waiting for has come. You’re engaged! Now it’s time to prepare for the whirlwind of contacting family and friends, celebrating your engagement, and planning your wedding! It can be easy to become overwhelmed with all the different things you need to do, but at Encore Event Design, your local wedding planners, we can help you with your wedding planning from start to finish. 

Get Your Ring Insured

While this is not the most exciting or romantic step, insuring your ring can save you a lot of headaches in the long run. Insurance for your ring can be relatively inexpensive if you add it as an extension to your renter’s or homeowner policy.

Think About A Date

Desirable and popular wedding dates and venues will get booked up fast. If you plan to get married in the next year or two, it’s time to start thinking about dates now. You can begin by speaking with both of your families to see if there are any potential conflicts for specific dates.

Talk About the Budget

Discussing the budget can be awkward, but to move forward with your wedding planning, you will need a solid idea of what your budget will be. Whether this discussion is between you and your spouse or between you, your spouse, and the parents, it is best to determine the budget early in the process.

Research Venues

Even if you’ve chosen a date, you can’t book it until you’ve found the venue of your dreams. Take a look at venues online and begin calling venues for more information about their pricing and availability.

Determine Your Guest List Size

Whether you want a small ceremony or a large celebration, it is vital to ensure everyone is on the same page when it comes to the size of your wedding. If your family’s input matters to you or if they are paying for the wedding, it is crucial to get their thoughts on this. Once you have a rough guest count and budget, you can begin booking things such as your venue.

Share the News with Your Loved Ones

Before you post about your engagement on social media, be sure to call your family and close friends personally to let them hear the good news.

Celebrate Your Engagement

Round up your friends and family and go out for a drink or celebratory dinner. If a special date is more your style, go out with your significant other for a romantic date night to celebrate.

Need Help Wedding Planning? We Can Help! 

At Encore Event Design we provide a range of wedding planning services to help ensure your wedding planning and the wedding itself goes smoothly. Our Wedding Planning service includes:

Full Planning– With this service, we will provide you with guidance from start to finish. We will help you keep your planning progress on an appropriate timeline, suggest vendors that suit your budget and style, manage vendor communication, and attend vendor meetings with you or for you.

Partial Planning– This service is excellent for couples who have much of their wedding planning figured out, but my need help tying up loose ends to ensure their wedding day is flawless.

Day of Coordination– Our Day Of service provides couples with the expertise of our day of coordinators who will help bring your event together and ensure that it flows smoothly from rehearsal to the ceremony and reception.

When searching for a “day of coordinator near me,” be sure to choose Encore Event Design for all of your wedding planning and day-of coordination needs. Contact us today to learn more about how we can make your wedding day stress-free and extra special!