OMG! You are engaged! After a quick cry, phone calls to all your family and friends and a quick Facebook & Instagram post, it's time to get serious! Like all newly engaged couples you can't wait to get into the nitty gritty of wedding planning, right? To save you from a bridezilla moment here is where you should get started after saying 'yes'.
Get a manicure
Those hands are going to be on show for a few weeks so make sure they are on fleek and treat yourself to a fresh manicure to complement that new sparkler! For some cute manicure looks, click here!
After posting your engagement reveal selfie (here's some inspo!) it's time to round up your family and friends and have a toast to new beginnings!
Don't Rush It
I feel you, it is exciting and all you want to do is get stuck in, right? Take a breath & enjoy the process, have a few weeks to take it all in and enjoy the excitement with your hubby or wife to be! Here are a few relaxation tips if you need some help.
Get Your Ring Sized & Insured
Insurance... boring, yes, but essential! We've compiled some expert tips about rings from one of our favourite jewellery designers if you need them!
Set A Budget
Before you go planning the most OTT wedding ever, it is important you and your partner set some budget boundaries before getting too carried away. This will also ensure you aren't disappointed with things that are out of reach.
Start Thinking About A Date
Start getting a rough idea about the time of year you would like to have your wedding. Would you like a winter wonderland or a spring soiree? Getting a rough time of year/date in mind will help you guide the rest of your wedding planning.
Think About The Wedding As A Whole
What theme do you and your partner envision having for your big day? Are you both classic romantics, vintage lovers or bohemian babes? Thinking about your wedding theme is an essential place to start before booking in venues, caterers, dresses and many more elements of your big day. If you need some help choosing your theme, click here!
How Many People Will Be Attending?
Before booking an intimate wedding venue, think about the size of your wedding. Are you going to be able to fit 150 of your nearest and dearest into the small beachside reception space you have been lusting over, or will your 75 guests feel swamped by the huge 500 capacity luxury dining hall you have booked?
Get inspired by the plethora of wedding inspiration out there. From blogs, Pinterest to Instagram and Facebook couples in the 21st century are blessed with inspiration aplenty! Start your planning journey here and connect with us on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest!
Plan An Engagement Party
If you want an engagement party, it's time to think about whether you want to plan it, or palm it off to family and friends to plan. Do you want a family only backyard barbecue or a lavish celebration with all of your friends and family? This couple's engagement party will have you swooning!
Think About Your Bridal Party
Your bride tribe will be your biggest help in planning your wedding, so it's important to start thinking about who you want in your squad early on in the piece. For some cute and create ways to propose to your bridesmaids, click here!
Most importantly, enjoy the process! Planning a wedding shouldn't be riddled with stress, have fun planning your dream wedding with your partner, family and friends, take your time and have fun!
For some relatable just engaged funnies, click here!