10 Things To Do When You Get Engaged!

What to do when you get engaged

What To Do Next!

Congratulations! You’ve got engaged! But what next?

It’s such an exciting and happy time for any couple that gets engaged, but you might be thinking what next?

You get a manicure! Save money, and get planning a day you will both love.

We wanted to put together a few ideas for you, to help you make a start on your event planning!

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1. Share With Your Family –

You might want to hang on for a few days to relax and enjoy your news now your engaged. When you are ready let your close family know first. Usually parents and siblings first and then close friends and extended family. After this, you can tell the world!

2. Engagement Announcement –

Think how you would like to tell the world your news! A personal visit to parents and close family would work best, or a meal somewhere special if possible. If it’s not possible to speak face to face then a phone call so you can hear their voice when you tell them the news! Social media, email or engagement cards are a great way for anyone else? Tell close family and friends that your engaged first then everyone else.

3. Engagement Party –

Not everyone wants a party but lots of couples plan a large engagement party to invite everyone they know. Others may go for a close family meal. This can be a casual get together at your home, a restaurant, or any venue of your choice. Make sure to send out invitations or create a group event on social media to let people know about the celebration and the reason behind it.

Do what you want and feel comfortable with.

Engagement photo of a man kissing a woman on forehead
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4. Photo Shoot –

Lots of couples go for an engagement photo shoot as a memory of this special time. This can be a good way of trying a photographer that you might use on your wedding day. Ask for recommendations from friends or search online for local photographers who specialise in engagement photography.

Maybe choose a location that means something to you both as a couple, pick out outfits that match well together and think about using accessories from activities that you both enjoy.

5. Start To Think About Dates –

You might want to discuss what season you would like your wedding to be in to help with this. Can you be flexible with dates? Do you have fixed holidays at work?

6. Budget

Are you going to wait for a while to see what kind of money you can save? You might already know if you have help from family members or some savings already put to one side. https://prettyweddingday.com/2022/02/28/planning-a-wedding-budget/

7. Venues –

Have a think about what venues you like in your area choice. Having your budget in mind will help with this. Is it a church wedding that you want with a party at another venue later on? Lots of couples decide on a venue to stay at for the whole day to make everything that bit easier. https://prettyweddingday.com/2021/09/21/pick-wedding-venue/

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8. Ideas –

Start to get ideas and inspiration from websites and magazines. Pinterest is amazing to help with event planning! Get yourself a folder and a planner and add all your ideas and favourite items that you find. As you plan, you will find there are certain styles and colours that you sway towards.

9. Wedding Insurance –

Shop around and find yourself insurance for your wedding. It seems like just another item to spend out on, but it’s worth it if anything should be cancelled for your wedding. Use a website where you can compare different prices from different companies. https://www.comparethemarket.com/home-insurance/content/weddings/

10. Plan –

Think if you’ll be planning the day yourself, using family and friends for ideas, or will you hire a wedding planner to help? Use our 30 Things To Do Checklist to help you!


Remember, everyone will have advice for you when you plan your big day! Plan the day that you want, and enjoy!

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