7 Things to do when you get engaged


Last year Mike our Founder got married and we decided to come up with some useful wedding planning guides to help couples plan there wedding with useful do’s and don’t, timeline planners and fact sheets.

These are all based on a marriage in the UK as alot of other resources reference US customs and traditions.

We started with our 7 things to do when you get engaged and you can download the PDF from here.

1. Enjoy the moment

Try not to let the imminent wedding planning overshadow what just
happened, the proposal. Let the special moment sink in! Enjoy each others company and this quiet time together before you share the news and begin the planning phase.

2. Tell your family

Share the news with your family and close
friends. This is an exciting phase, but be
prepared for a rapid fire of questions like
where, when and a flood of opinions. You
don’t need to have all the answers, just
have fun.

3. Set the Date

It’s okay if you don’t have a specific date in mind. Actually, it may give you more options to have a bit of flexibility with your wedding date. It will be advantageous, however, to have a general time frame in mind. A particular season or month.

4. Decide on the basics

Compile your guest list, discuss and set a budget and think about a place where you’d like to be married. These factors may require some conversations with family, which is why it’s helpful to begin before you actually need the information.

5. Think about design

Decide on your wedding theme. Casual or elegant or a mixture of both? Start collecting images that speak to you to get an idea of your style. Pinterest is the perfect place to save your inspiration, which you can edit down later, once you’ve decided on your theme.

6. Find your venue

Before you proceed with the rest of your wedding planning (hiring vendors, etc), it is important to secure your wedding venue. Your planner will take the information you’ve provided and help you find the perfect location to fit your needs and vision.

7. Pick your Photographer

Remember your special day for years to come with a wedding photographer. Someone that can capture those special moments and take you back to that special day every time you look through your album. Look for a photographer that makes you feel relaxed, you’ll be spending the day with them.

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