You’ve gotten engaged and you’re on cloud nine! But there’s also so much to do! You’ll want to start planning your wedding pretty soon, as many popular venues book up to a year in advance. Plus, you're about to be confronted with a lot of different choices and you'll really pack your schedule with wedding planning, so you’ll probably want to take a few moments to celebrate your engagement before diving right in.
Plan your Engagement Party
It’s up to you if you want to have an engagement party but, if you do, you’ll want to start planning pretty quickly. Most people have their engagement parties about nine to 11 months before their wedding. If you need some help with the planning, here are some of our best engagement party planning tips.
Take an Engagement Photo Shoot
Engagement photos aren’t just a great way to get some really nice photos of the two of you. They’re also a “dry run” for your wedding photos. Taking engagement photos allows you to get used to working with a photographer. They also give you an opportunity to test out how your make-up will look on camera.
Plus, an engagement photo shoot is a really fun way to celebrate your engagement.
Craft the Perfect Social Media Announcement
A big part of getting engaged these days is celebrating your engagement online! There are lots of different ways to announce your engagement on social media and some people get really creative in doing it.
Plus, you’ll want to make sure that you take the perfect engagement photo with your new shiny ring to post on your profile!
Spend Some Time Together
An engagement is the start of a very busy time in your life. You’ll be attending parties, making plans, and meeting a bunch of different people. So it’s important to take some time for just the two of you. This can mean going on a short vacation together, but it doesn’t have to. Taking a “staycation” to just spend some time together can be quite relaxing and enjoyable.
Consider spending a weekend visiting all of your favorite sites, or relive your first date. You might even want to check into a hotel or bed and breakfast for a weekend to relax and pamper yourselves.