This is the moment every girl has been waiting for, their Prince Charming getting down on one knee and asking the girl of his dreams to spend the rest of her life with him.
The moment has finally come and there are so many things to think about, so many people to contact and so much to get done! But don’t worry, don’t be overwhelmed! There is no engagement manual to follow but we have some steps you can take after he’s put a ring on it!
Check them out!
Call Your Family
Your parents, your siblings and don’t forget your BFFs too! Unless you are keeping your engagement of the low for a while, its the worst feeling for a family member or someone close to you find out this exciting news through your new status on social media, so it’s always nice to ring each person personally and tell them the happy news! Chances are, your parents probably already know what’s happening and are patiently waiting for your call!
Nails On Fleek
Your hands will be in the spotlight for the next few weeks which means a manicure is a must! Or if you prefer the natural look, make sure your nails are clean and shaped to perfection! The last thing you want is your friends to focus more on your one chipped nail than your gorgeous engagement ring.
Post A Ring Selfie
A picture is worth a million words! Share your excitement to your friends, family members who live overseas to let everyone know that you’ll be going from Miss to Mrs! If the proposal was caught on film, there is nothing better than sharing the first look of surprise. And don’t forget to make it Facebook official!
To The Bride & Groom!
Have a small get together with family and close friends to celebrate the occasion before your engagement party. You’re engaged, that’s totally worth toasting!
Get Your Ring Insured
This may not be the most exciting part of the engagement but better safe than sorry!
Take It All In
Savour the moment and take a few days or weeks to let the news really sink in. Don’t jump into the wedding planning right away, trust us, all the wedding stress will come within the next 12 or so months to last you a lifetime!
Get Your Ring Sized
If the ring fits, you can skip on to the next step. But if not, you’ll want to take it to your jeweller to get it sized so it fits perfectly.
Now the fun begins, start brainstorming ideas for your wedding. How big do you want it, think about a date, start researching wedding venues, discuss a budget, build a suppliers list and gather inspiration. Your Instagram and Pinterest boards will be your best friends.
Choose Your Bridal Party
Imagine who you would want to have by your side when you say “I do”. Once you’ve selected your bridal party, start thinking about how you want to pop the question to them and what gifts you would like to give.
Plan An Engagement Party
Start getting your guests together and think about where you want to celebrate your engagement. Do you want something low key or would prefer to have something more elaborate? Either way, just make sure to do whatever fits the vibe of your relationship!
Congratulations and enjoy the process, happy planning!