The most important person in your life popped the proverbial question, and you said yes! The time leading up to an engagement can feel so important that many brides and grooms-to-be don’t know what to do with themselves afterward. However, there are a few things you really should take care of once you become engaged. So what do you need to do after you say yes?
Tell Your Loved Ones
Once you’ve let the joyous news set in, it is time to tell the world! Whether you choose to send a group text or post the picture-perfect engagement post on Facebook, telling your loved ones is the first step down this journey. We always recommend telling your closest family and friends directly, not through a social media post!
Grab the people you love and do something special to celebrate. It could be celebratory drinks, an intimate dinner, or a day out somewhere beautiful. Take this chance to celebrate your upcoming union with your nearest and dearest.
Book Your Venue
Whether you want a long engagement or, get hitched right away the venue is often what dictates the date. Many popular wedding venues book months or even years in advance, so it is important for couples to start the search early on and book the venue as soon as you can.
Good venues can fill up fast, which is why most people choose a venue and base the date on the availability of the venue.
Pro Tip: Be sure to ask the venue how many people they can accommodate and whether they provide things like linens, furniture, and refreshments. Many venues will require the client to outsource and bring in all those items themselves, which can double the cost of your wedding!
Send Save The Dates
Once you have booked a venue, you will have the date decided and can begin notifying your guest. Whether you choose to send traditional save the date cards through the mail or an e-vite depends on your style as a couple. But save the date announcements are a great way to spread the news and let people mark their calendars well in advance so, they can be there to celebrate with you on your big day!
Insure Your Ring
Okay, we get it. Insurance isn’t exactly the kind of exciting thing you think of when you first get engaged, but it is important. In the event that you lose your diamond engagement ring , or it is stolen you will be glad you thought to ensure the ring.
Check Out Trunk Show Dates
If you’re interested in getting a dress from a specific designer, check out their trunk show schedule. You just might be able to snag one of their designs at a great price.
Your engagement should be one of the happiest times of your life. You’re in love, you’re planning a beautiful wedding, and the rest of your life is just beginning. Of course, there’s also the ring to take care of! If you would like a personal consultation with an expert diamond broker, give us a call today!