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Finally, it’s happening – you’re engaged! It’s been a long time coming, but it finally happened. The excitement of planning a wedding quickly turns into anxiety over the immense amount of work that has to be done. Don’t panic, all of that work will be worth it.

Now that you are engaged, there are things that you need to do to start the wedding planning process. Knowing which things to focus on at the beginning can make the entire process easier and relieve all of that stress so you can enjoy the moment. Let the team at Windows on the Water give you some advice on what to do first when you are newly engaged. 

What Should You Do First After You Get Engaged?

Your mind may be reeling with your engagement, but there are still some key tasks you should do afterward, such as: 

Call Your Parents

One of the first things you should do right after you get engaged is to share the amazing news with your closest family and friends. They will be thrilled to celebrate this special moment with you and your partner.  You can do this through in-person visits, phone calls, or even a simple social media post. The important thing is to let those closest to you know about this exciting news.

Post a Ring Selfie

Share your joy with the world by posting a ring selfie on social media. It’s a fun way to announce your engagement and allow friends and family to join in on the excitement. 

Get Your Ring Insured

Protect your engagement ring by getting it sized and insured. This will give you peace of mind and ensure that your precious ring is covered in case of loss or damage. Sizing your engagement ring is essential for ensuring a perfect fit on your finger and preventing it from slipping off. 

Many insurance companies offer specific jewelry insurance policies that cover the loss, theft, or damage of your ring. It’s a good idea to have your ring appraised by a certified gemologist, which will help determine its value and ensure you have the appropriate coverage.

Think About a Date

Start thinking about potential wedding dates. While you don’t need to set the date right away, having an idea of when you want to get married will help with the planning process.  Consider factors such as the season, the availability of your desired venue, and any important dates or holidays that you want to avoid. It’s also a good idea to talk to your family and close friends to make sure that the date works for them as well. 

Discuss Your Wedding Budget

It’s essential to discuss your wedding budget with your partner and start planning how you will finance your dream wedding. Setting a budget early on will help guide your decisions throughout the planning process.

Choose Who Will Be in the Bridal Party

Take some time to consider who you want to share in your special day as part of your bridal party. Whether it’s family members or close friends, choosing your bridal party is an important decision.

Research Wedding Venues

Begin researching potential wedding venues that match your wedding vision. Visit different venues, take notes, and start to create a list of potential options for your dream wedding location.

Make the First Step With Windows on the Water

Getting married can be a complex and overwhelming process, but don’t let it overwhelm you. Ensure that you get the help that you need to plan your wedding. Finding the right venue can make everything else easier, especially if your venue has access to other vendors and decades of experience planning weddings. 

Windows on the Water has years of experience turning even the most complicated wedding vision into a reality. We also keep in touch with some of the best vendors for related wedding services in the city, making it easy to build the right team for your wedding. Call us at (609) 208-9475 or submit our contact form to discuss what your wedding looks like in your mind.