What a special moment it is when you first get engaged. It is such a blissful time and you want to be sure you enjoy it before you dive in to all the pre-nuptial drama. Therefore, here are seven things to do to get you started after you have gotten engaged.
First, announce your engagement and share the good news with family and friends. You can make it a festive occasion by planning an engagement party or keep it simple by either sending out an email or posting it on your social media page. Oh and don’t forget to change your status on Facebook. Next, sit down with your fiancé to select a wedding date this is the most important step, it will set the tone for the entire experience. Whether you choose a special date that is significant to the both of you or you go with a catchy calendar date like 5/10/15, be sure you give yourself enough time to plan your perfect big day.
Once you have set the date, schedule your engagement photo session. Engagement photos are a big wedding essential and you will have a blast doing them. You can use the photos for several different things as you plan your wedding, such as your save-the-dates, on your wedding website, on your Facebook profile and of course to display at your wedding reception.
One of the most crucial steps in planning a wedding is setting your wedding budget, having a clear understanding of your expenses will help you select the services that are right for you. Your wedding budget should follow these guidelines: Reception – 50% / Transportation – 5% / Entertainment – 10% / Flowers – 10% / Attire – 10% / Photography – 10% / Stationary – 4% / Extras – 6% (these can be adjusted if you feel you want to splurge on certain things).
To help you with all of these details, hiring a wedding planner is an investment that you will be glad you made. Having a coordinator on your side will give you peace of mind and allow you to actually enjoy the planning process, not to mention they will know how to save you time and money.
Selecting a location is next. When choosing a wedding venue, there are countless things to consider to ensure that you are selecting the best venue for you and the type of wedding that you’d like to host. It is important to align the vision and plan that you have for your wedding day with your wedding venue in order to determine how it will suit your needs.
Last but not least, you will want to create a wedding website. This blog or page will serve as the center of all the information you want your guests to know when it comes to your wedding. Such as important dates & times, locations, hotel accommodations, special moments, how you two met and how he proposed. Keep it updated and encourage family and friends to share comments and special memories they have with you on the site
Follow these seven tips and we promise the rest of the process will be a breeze. However, if you get overwhelmed or nervous along the way, call MeKaSo Creations and we would be more than happy to assist you in any way we can. – Happy Planning!
xoxo — Mercedes