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Newly Engaged? Here’s What You Need To Do Next

So you’re engaged! Congratulations! It is such an exciting feeling to be newly engaged that many brides-to-be simply don’t know what to do next. Of course, there are no hard and fast rules for an engagement, just like there are no absolute must-dos for a wedding. You can have whatever kind of engagement, wedding, and marriage you want. That being said, there are some things that should be on your to-do list when you’re newly engaged. Here are the things that will make your engagement and wedding happier, easier, and more enjoyable.

Break The Big News

Telling people about your engagement is probably one of the first things you’ll want to do, so go for it! Just remember to tell your nearest and dearest before making a general announcement on social media so none of your loved ones feel like you forgot about them.

Snap Some Pictures

You’ll want to look back on your engagement and remember it clearly, but the reality is that some memories fade over time. Photos are the perfect way to memorialize the moment, so whether it’s a couple of loving selfies or a professional engagement photoshoot, make sure you get some pics.

Size and Insure Your Ring

Chances are, you’ll need to get your ring sized so it fits perfectly. While that’s being done, buy jewelry insurance for your ring too. If the worst case scenario happens and you lose your ring, you don’t want to also lose its value and struggle to replace it. Sizing and insuring your ring should be at the top of your engagement task list.

Take Care Of Your Nails

A lot of people are going to be looking very closely at your hands over the next few weeks and months – after all, everyone wants to see that gorgeous ring! Get a manicure to make sure your nails look good when you’re showing off your newly sparkly hand.

Start Thinking About Your Budget

Before you start gathering inspiration for your wedding and thinking about booking a venue or buying a dress, you need to figure out an approximate budget for the event. This will help you and your partner to get onto the same page and start making choices for the big day.

Pick Your Bridesmaids

Many women already have their bridesmaids picked out but if you aren’t one of them, take some time to start thinking about it. Your friends and family will probably be on edge waiting to find out and you can wait as long as you like to ask your girls, but it takes away some of the stress if you decide earlier on (even if you don’t announce it for a while).

Stock Up On Wedding Inspiration

Imagining your wedding is so exciting and watching it come to life is even better, so get inspired! Pick up wedding magazines, browse wedding blogs, get yourself onto Pinterest – just make sure you’re getting inspired for your big day and taking note of the ideas you like.

Being engaged is delightful and you should love every moment of it. Taking care of these tasks when you’re newly engaged will make the whole process as smooth as possible, allowing you to get down to the important bit – enjoying it!

Once you’ve check off the first steps, we invite you to come tour The Orchard Event Venue & Retreat! Contact us here when you are ready – we are excited to show you around!

Featured Photo: Monica Salazar Photography