10 THINGS TO DO AFTER YOU GET ENGAGED
Congratulations on your recent engagement! This is such an exciting time in your life, and as a photographer, I understand the importance of capturing every moment. As you begin planning for your big day, there are a few key things you should do after you get engaged to ensure everything goes smoothly.
1. Take a moment to enjoy
First and foremost, take a moment to just enjoy being engaged. This is a special time in your life, and it is important to take a step back and appreciate the love and commitment that you and your partner have made to each other.
2. SET A BUDGET
This is perhaps the most important step in planning your wedding. Determine how much you and your partner are comfortable spending on the event and stick to it. This will help you make important decisions about the venue, catering, and other vendors.
3. CHOOSE A VENUE
Once you have a budget in place, start looking for a venue that fits your vision for the big day. Keep in mind the size of your guest list, the location, and the overall aesthetic you want to create.
4. Select a date
The date of your wedding will likely depend on the availability of your chosen venue, but it’s also important to consider the time of year, holidays, and any other important events that may conflict.
5. book vendors
Once you have a date and venue, start booking your vendors. This includes photographers, caterers, florists, and any other services you may need. Be sure to read reviews and meet with vendors in person before making a decision.
6. announce your engagement
Don’t forget to share the news of your engagement with your loved ones! This can be as simple as a phone call or a heartfelt announcement on social media. You can also choose to have an engagement party or photo shoot to celebrate this special time in your life.
7. Plan your wedding party
Decide who you want to have in your wedding party and ask them to be a part of your special day. This includes your maid of honor, best man, bridesmaids, and groomsmen.
8. Create a wedding website
A wedding website is a great way to keep all of your guests informed about your big day. You can include important information such as the date and location, as well as any accommodations, registry, and other details.
9. Start thinking about your wedding attire
Begin looking for the perfect wedding dress, tuxedo, and other attire for you and your wedding party. Keep in mind the season, location, and overall theme of your wedding when making your decisions.
10. Plan your honeymoon
Start thinking about where you want to go on your honeymoon and start researching options. Don’t forget to factor in your budget and any necessary travel arrangements
Enjoy being engaged most importantly, take time to enjoy this special time in your life. Spend quality time with your partner, and cherish the excitement and anticipation leading up to your big day. By following these steps, you’ll be well on your way to planning the perfect wedding. And as a photographer, I would be honored to capture all of the special moments on your big day. Congratulations again on your engagement!