Monday, February 16, 2015

What happened after getting engaged?

Got proposed on Valentine's Day? Congratulations on getting engaged! I know you must be too excited to know what to do next. Here are some organized ideas about what you might want to do after engagement.

1. Announce the engagement on Facebook

Showcase your ring and his magic proposal on Facebook. Unfortunately announcing your engagement on Facebook is no longer optional in this digital age. Be ready to answer some key questions from your friends such as when is the big day. Read through the list to get prepared for those questions. Express thanks to everyone who've witnessed your love journey. 

2. Email your important friends
I am sure there are special people you want to thank as a couple for your engagement. Later you may want to engage them as MC, as food coordinator, as bridesmaids, as bachelor party companions, etc. It is probably a good idea to email them slightly before you "announce" it on Facebook so that they would feel special. 

3. Pick a date for your wedding
Pick a date. It can be a rough date but this will set the state and make a lot of conversation easier. Most people like summer weddings when the weather is nicer. But the expenses on summer can be slightly high to due to the fact that it is the hot season for wedding. If you are considering a destination wedding, it might be easier to pick a date that fit most people's vacation schedule. The most important thing is to pick a date that you and your fiance are most comfortable with. The wedding planning can be exhausting and at least one of you need to work. So we need to make sure the time of the wedding is not right before a huge project deadline.

4. Think of a wedding theme
This will help make a lot of conversations easier. It can be rustic style, fairy tale style, or even harry potter style. This is a special day and the theme needs to be something you like and what you can enjoy the most. You will feel very awkward if the theme is not who you are. 

5. Think about your wedding dress
It is never too early to think about the dress. If you make a decision early, you may be able to find a good deal about the dress or find a place that provide rental service for much lower price. Your mother or mother=in-lay may push you to use the dress from them.  But you have a perfect reason to say no to them when you've already paid for the dress rental. 

6. Confirm a budget for your wedding  

The most important thing here is to be realistic. It is possible that you want to throw all your money onto your wedding day but after calculating the budget you will be more sober minded. A wedding can cost as much as a house and a honey moon. Weighing everything together will help you make a decision that you will not regret later. 


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