Wow, you are engaged! We bet you are full of excitement and anticipation and your mind must be doing a happy dance. Take a deep breath and look at that gorgeous engagement ring sparkling on your finger - yep, everything that's happening right now is real, and this is just the beginning of an incredible journey. But even though you are overflown with so much happiness, the thought of planning your dream wedding might bring a bit of stress. We completely understand! Here are the 7 things you need to do first after saying "yes" to the proposal.
Think It Over
Whatever the form of the engagement, the moment is very emotional. If you feel like you need to be alone for a while, feel free to take a moment for yourself: sit in your favorite cafe or just stay at home by yourself. Try to "digest" a happy event and remember the feelings on the day of the engagement - you will return to them all your life.
Tell Your Parents And Friends
Do not rush to post a ring selfie on Instagram: it will be much more pleasant for your relatives and close friends to learn such exciting news in person. Believe us, you yourself will want to see their surprised and happy faces! You can have a family dinner to announce your engagement together with your fiancé, or just call your mom via FaceTime.
Adjust Ring Size
Perhaps this is not the most romantic stage, but definitely a necessary one. If the groom guessed right with the size - great, but if the ring is a little too tight or too big, don't be too lazy to take it to the jewelry workshop so that you don't have to worry later that it will fall off or pinch your finger. As a rule, the jeweler can change the size of the ring in front of you, the exceptions are pieces with rich decor, rhodium plating and complex inlaid stones.
Get A Manicure
In the coming days, you will often show your engagement ring to relatives, friends, colleagues, and anyone who you share the news with. Therefore, make sure that your hands look beautiful in advance. Nude, which does not distract from the design, is the most classic option, but remember that you can always choose a manicure to your liking, for example, some colorful design.
Plan the Engagement Party
Gather all of your nearest and dearest to celebrate the happy announcement! It might be an intimate at-home get-together, a fancy restaurant dinner, or an all day long party at a rented event venue —the choice is yours. Your engagement party doesn't have to perfectly match your wedding celebration. So, if you're still figuring out the theme for your big day, no worries — organize the event just the way you like!
Start Exploring Real Weddings
You may have an accurate picture of the future wedding, or no idea what kind of celebration you want: big or intimate, in the city or in the countryside, with bright large-scale decor or surrounded by wild flowers. Even if you already have some ideas, we advise you to study what the wedding industry has to offer today. Without undue modesty - it is most convenient to do this in our magazine. Don't worry about the budget, date, or number of guests just yet: your task now is to determine exactly what you want. So, enjoy, watch beautiful references and save them. Soon you will have a vision of what kind of wedding you want, and then you can proceed to the second stage - planning the celebration.