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17 Things to Do After You Get Engaged

Updated: Nov 29, 2022

After the shock getting engaged, it can be tough to prioritize everything that needs to get done for the wedding. To help you out, I've written a blog post with some tips! This will help you stay on track of your wedding-related tasks – make sure to take good notes!


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1. Set the date

After you get engaged, you want to set a date and begin planning your special day. Take into consideration any major holidays or events that might conflict with your wedding dates.

You also want to think about how the weather might affect your guest's arrival and the plans you have for the ceremony and reception.


2. Open a joint bank account

Setting up a joint bank account is one of the first tasks you will want to complete when you get engaged.

This will make it easier for you to save, invest, and plan your wedding finances together. If you haven't already done this, take some time to set up the bank account and make sure you both understand how the account will be managed.


3. Get your ring insured

Another important task after getting engaged is to make sure your engagement ring has sufficient insurance coverage.

There are many companies that offer policies for rings and wedding jewelry, so it’s a good idea to shop around and find the best policy for your needs.


4. Make an inspiration board

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This is a fun task that allows you to express yourself as a couple!

Start by gathering ideas of what style you both like, and create a Pinterest board or mood board with images to help capture the vision for your wedding day.

This can be a great way to get organized and keep track of ideas as you begin planning.


5. Choose a season

Once you have your date in mind, decide what month or season would work best for your wedding day.

This will also help narrow down the venues, vendors, and other details that will need to be taken into consideration when planning your wedding.


6. Make a budget and guest list

This is one of the most important steps after getting engaged. Research venues, vendors, and create a budget to make sure you are staying within what you can afford.

Once you have set a budget, it will be easier to start making decisions on who to invite as well as other details for your wedding.


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7. Start researching vendors

Start researching venues and vendors, such as photographers, caterers, florists, etc., that you may need to book for your wedding day. Once you have made a list of potential options, you can begin narrowing them down and making decisions based on budget and other needs.


8. Make a list of top venues

Make sure to visit potential venues and come up with a list of your top choices. Do research online and read reviews to get an idea of what each venue provides and how it would work for your special day.


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9. Think of your dream honeymoon

Start researching potential honeymoon destinations, since this can often be booked in advance.

If you’re not sure what type of trip you would like to go on, start looking at different options and decide together which one is the best fit for your budget and interests.


10. Finalize vendors

Once you have narrowed down your list of potential vendors, it’s time to make the final decision and book them.

If you are booking a photographer or videographer, try to schedule a meeting with them so that you can get to know each other before the wedding day.


11. Don't forget invitations

Don’t forget that once you have finalized your guest list, it’s time to start designing and printing your wedding invitations.

You can choose from a variety of styles, colors, and materials for your invitations, so make sure to take some time to find the perfect design for your special day.


12. Book a photographer and engagement session

Once you have chosen your photographer, book an engagement session so that you can get to know each other and create beautiful photos for your wedding day.

This is also a great way to capture the joy of getting engaged!


13. Choose a venue

Decide on the perfect venue for your ceremony and reception, taking into account factors such as capacity, budget, amenities, and catering services.

Make sure to take a look at the venue in person and pick the one that fits your vision best.


14. Book honeymoon

Once you have made a decision on where you would like to go for your honeymoon, start booking flights and accommodations, as well as any activities or excursions you may want to do during your trip.


15. Have a date night

Now that you have taken care of the major planning decisions, make sure to take some time out of your busy schedule to enjoy each other’s company and get excited for the upcoming months.

Plan regular date nights or special outings to ensure that you are taking time for just the two of you.


16. Decorations ready

If you are planning to decorate the venue, start working on creating decorations as soon as possible.

Research different ideas and start gathering supplies so that everything is ready in time for your special day.


17. Relax

Last but not least, take a deep breath and relax! Enjoy this exciting time and the planning process, as it will all be over before you know it. Don’t forget to take some time to just focus on your relationship and relish in the joy of getting engaged. Congratulations!

Congratulations again on your engagement! Following these seventeen tips will help you make sure that everything is taken care of in time for your special day, so that you can relax and enjoy the process. Best of luck!


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