5 Things to Do Right After Getting Engaged

Congratulations on getting engaged; you're about to embark on one of the most exciting and memorable journeys of your life. Once you've said yes to the most important question, there's much to do to prepare for the big day. Here are five things to do right after getting engaged to ensure everything is in place for your wedding!


Once you've said "yes", the planning process has officially begun! Now, it's time to start planning for the big day.

Before you start planning, it's important to take a moment to enjoy the moment. You're about to embark on the next step of your relationship, and that's something to be celebrated. Take a few minutes to enjoy the feeling of finally being engaged and savour the moment.

1. Get Inspiration

Once you've taken the time to savour the moment, it's time to start planning! Start by looking through wedding magazines, websites, and Pinterest boards to get an idea of what you want your wedding day to look like.

Think about the type of wedding you want, the colours you want to use, and the wedding style you're looking for. Looking through inspiration will also help you determine the venue you want and the type of decorations you'll need. Take your time looking through different options and finding something you love.

You can also look at other couples' weddings for inspiration. Look through photos and videos of the weddings you've been to get an idea of what you like and don't like. This will help you to create a vision for your wedding day.

2. Make a Budget

Creating a budget for your wedding is one of the most important steps in the planning process. It's essential to know how much you can spend on the wedding and your budget for each item.

Start by looking at the costs associated with the wedding, such as the venue, catering, flowers, decorations, and more. Create a budget for each item, and then add them all up to get an idea of how much you need to spend on the wedding.

Once you've created a budget, it's important to stick to it. It can be tempting to splurge on certain items, but make sure to stay within your budget. This will help to ensure that you don't go over budget and end up with a lot of debt or, even worse, have to forgo a part of the wedding you had planned.

3. Set the Date

Once you've gotten some inspiration, it's time to set a date for your wedding. This is an important step, as the date will determine the rest of the planning process. If you have a supplier you really, really want, such as your dream venue or that perfect photographer, consider getting a list of their availability.

Consider the time of year you want to get married, as well as the availability of your venue and vendors. You'll also want to consider the time you'll need to plan the wedding and any time constraints you may have.

Once you've set a date, it's time to start booking your venue and vendors. Start by looking for available venues on the date you've chosen, and start contacting vendors. Make sure to book your venue and vendors early, as they can get booked up quickly.

4. Make a Guest List

Once you've set the date and created a budget, it's time to make a guest list. This can be a difficult task, especially if you're inviting a lot of people.

Start by making a list of everyone you want to invite, and then go through the list and narrow it down to the people you absolutely must have at the wedding. This will help you to stay within your budget, as you'll need to be mindful of the number of people attending the wedding.

Once you've narrowed the list, it's time to send out invitations. Make sure to give yourself enough time to order and send out the invitations, as this can take some time. It also takes time for people to reply to them, so give them as much time as possible.

5. Enjoy the Moment

Now that you've done the initial planning steps, it's time to enjoy the moment. Take time to appreciate how far you've come and how much work you've put into planning the wedding.

You've taken the first steps to becoming married, and that's something to be celebrated. Enjoy the feeling of being engaged, take a few moments to reflect on the journey you've been on, and savour the moment.


Getting engaged is an exciting and memorable time in a couple's life. It's important to take the time to enjoy the moment and savour the feeling of being engaged. Once you've done that, there are five things to do right away after getting engaged in making sure that everything is in place for your wedding. Start by getting inspired, setting the date, creating a budget, making a guest list, and then enjoying the moment.

By taking the time to do these five things right away, you'll be well on your way to having the perfect wedding day. So, take the time to enjoy the moment and start planning for the big day. 

Best of luck on your journey to getting married!

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