Engaged? What to Do First

You’re engaged! Before you even think about your wedding, take some time to enjoy this moment with your beloved. We wish you all the happiness and future joy! Next, take a deep breath and start thinking about the next big step — your wedding! Read on for our tips on what to do now that you’re engaged.
engagement ring

Size and Insure Your Ring
Unless your fiancé was a meticulous planner, your ring probably doesn’t fit quite right. Get your ring sized ASAP so you don’t risk losing it. The jeweler who sold the ring will size it for free. Next, insure your ring. It typically costs $1 to $2 for every $100 it would cost to replace your ring.

Share Your News
Now’s the time to think about how and when you want to share your engagement news. Lots of couples choose an engagement party to announce to all their friends and families at once, plus who doesn’t love a party! If you decide to throw an engagement party, keep in mind that anyone invited to this party should also be invited to the wedding. Plan your guest list carefully! If you don’t go the party route, tell your family and closest friends first before posting on social media.

happy couple

Set a Wedding Timeline
Let’s be clear: You do not have to set a wedding date immediately when you get engaged. But know that everyone is going to ask! If you want a long engagement, that’s fine — and feel free to do so! However, sit down with your fiancé and make sure you’re on the same page for your wedding timeline. Decide on a time frame, whether it’s a year from now or not.

Plan Your Vision
If you haven’t already, create a Pinterest account and start pinning the things that inspire you. Go wild! Don’t even think about cost yet, just gather the ideas that make your heart sing. When you are ready to start planning, you’ll have a better understanding of what is meaningful for you.

Set a Date
Ok, so we said you don’t have to set a date yet. But many couples are ready to do the thing once the ring goes on the finger. So think about the date you want — most couples set it for 8 to 12 months after the engagement — and put in on all your calendars. With your date set, you can start booking everything from the wedding planner and venue (important first steps) to the flowers and music. Congratulations to the happy couple!