Getting engaged is an exciting time for any couple. It marks the beginning of a new chapter in your lives and is a moment that you will cherish forever. However, once the initial excitement wears off, it can be overwhelming to figure out what to do next. Here are some tips on what to do once you get engaged.
1. Celebrate with Your Loved Ones
The first thing you should do after getting engaged is to celebrate with your loved ones. Whether it's a dinner party or a small get-together, it's important to share your joy with those closest to you. It's also a great opportunity to announce your engagement and share your plans for the future.
2. Consider a Wedding Budget
Before you start planning your wedding, it's important to consider your budget. Weddings can be expensive, so it's important to set a realistic budget and stick to it. Discuss with your partner and your families about how much you can afford to spend on the wedding.
3. Now is a Good Time to Hire a Wedding Planner
There are a hundred and one things to consider when it comes to planning and hosting a wedding. One of the best investments you can make is to hire a professional Wedding Planner. Your Wedding Planner will help you analyze your budget, and ultimately help you to plan a wedding that you can afford and enjoy. They will also help you determine which kind of venue you should be considering based on your budget and how many guests it realistically accommodates! This one investment can single-handedly help guide and shape your entire wedding!
"The number one mistake we see couples make is when they book the venue first and then set the guest count. This can set them up for financial stress when they now have a venue that can seat 100 guests but only have the budget to host 30-40 guests. Without knowing the options, couples also pick venues that may not have the right amenities for their needs and budget. This can also lead to overspending if they have to source a ton of extra items they didn't consider when they first booked the venue." - Lead Planner, KAE
4. Choose a Venue Based on Guest Count
The venue is one of the most important decisions you'll make when planning your wedding. Consider the location, the size, and the style of the venue. It's also important to visit the venue in person to get a feel for the space and to ensure that it meets your needs. The best venues include a lot already (Hotels & Resorts are our favorite) and help maximize your budget and available finances.
5. Hire Vendors that Match Your Budget & Style
Once you've chosen a venue, it's time to hire your vendors. This includes your caterer, florist, photographer, and any other vendors you may need. Make sure to read reviews and get recommendations from friends and family to ensure that you're hiring reputable vendors.
Getting engaged is just the beginning of a long and exciting journey. With these tips, you can start planning your dream wedding and create memories that will last a lifetime. Congratulations!
Image: KAE Wedding, Mount Vernon Canyon Club, Golden CO