Now that you're engaged, we hope you’re thrilled and looking forward to an incredible life with the one you love.
Some people struggle to figure out what to do after they get engaged. This makes sense. After all, you’ve probably never been engaged before, so this is all new to you! So, what do you do next?
Here are a few things that you might want to do after you’ve gotten engaged.
Share Your Engagement
Now that you’re engaged, it’s time to let the world know about it! How you do this will depend on your own personal style as well as your relationships. For example, you’ll probably want to call your parents or visit them in person to let them know. The same goes for your close friends. However, there are probably many, many people you’ll want to inform and it might not be possible to tell them all in person. One good way to let all of them know at once is to announce your engagement on social media.
Looking for tips on how to do that? Read our post on announcing your engagement online.
Plan Your Engagement Party
An engagement party is the perfect way to celebrate with those who mean the most to you. It’s also a good time for everyone in your family and social circle to meet one another before the wedding. An engagement party can be anything you want it to be. You can have a small affair at a restaurant or bar, or you can have a bigger party at a hall or event space. It’s entirely up to you, your personal tastes, and your situation.
Want some more information on planning the party? Check out our detailed post on planning an engagement party.
Insure Your Engagement Ring
Insuring your ring against loss, theft or damage is crucial. While you obviously place a great deal of emotional worth on your ring, it also has big financial worth. Insurance protects you. Remember, anything can happen and, despite your best intentions, your ring could get damaged or, worse, it could be lost! Read our post on the importance of jewelry insurance for more information.
Learn How to Care for Your Engagement Ring
In all of the hustle and bustle of getting engaged, telling your friends and celebrating, you may forget to take proper care of your engagement ring. If you keep this up, your ring could soon look a lot duller and less wonderful.
Don’t let that happen! With proper care, your engagement ring will continue to look as brilliant as the day you received it.
Some people have the misconception that you don’t need to care for diamonds because they’re such a hard stone. While they are the hardest natural substance on earth, that doesn’t mean you don’t care to care for them. Here are some tips for caring for your diamond engagement ring.
Cleaning your Engagement Ring
- Cleaning your diamond engagement ring is a key part of keeping it looking great. The best way to clean your diamond ring is to have it professionally cleaned by a jeweler on occasion. Some jewelers offer complementary cleaning for those who have purchased rings from their store. Check with your jeweler to see if this service is offered.
When cleaning your engagement ring at home, use water and a very small amount of mild soap. Be very gentle and use a new toothbrush or soft cloth to clean the ring. Never use harsh chemicals or bleaches as they can damage the stones and the precious metals of the ring.
Storing your Engagement Ring
Consider storing your engagement ring in a safe place whenever you are not wearing it. A jewelry box that is lined with a soft material is a good idea, as is the box that the ring originally came in. Store it in a manner that prevents it from moving around and hitting other objects or pieces of jewelry.
- Consider storing your engagement ring in a safe place whenever you are not wearing it. A jewelry box that is lined with a soft material is a good idea, as is the box that the ring originally came in. Store it in a manner that prevents it from moving around and hitting other objects or pieces of jewelry.
Protecting your Engagement Ring
- While you may want to wear your engagement ring at all times, this isn’t always a good idea. Seriously consider removing your ring when you’re washing dishes or doing other activities that involve harsh chemicals. You’ll also want to take it off if you’re doing any activity where it could be bumped, damaged or knocked from your hand. This includes playing sports, working out at the gym or working at some jobs.
Congratulations once more on your engagement and enjoy this time. Be sure to take some time to celebrate with one another, since wedding planning will likely take up all of your free time for the foreseeable future!