Congratulations, you’ve just become a bride-to-be and you’re sporting a sparkler on THAT finger, but you’re probably left wondering ‘now what?’ It’s time to get wedding-ready, Fairies and here’s our comprehensive list of what you need to do after you say ‘yes’!
1. Call, don’t text
When you get engaged, you’ll likely want to post photos of your ring across every social media platform invented (#ProudWifey), however, we always recommend letting your close family and best friends know before shouting it out to the rest of the world. Pick up the phone (call, don’t text), or visit your mum, dad and grandparents to share the happy news. Once that’s done, Instagram away – and tag #WeddedWonderland.
2. Check the Ring Size
It’s more than likely that you’ll need to get your engagement ring resized, so call your jeweller ASAP and book in a time! You’ll want to be wearing your new bling non-stop, but if it’s too big for your finger, you risk losing it.
3. Start a Gift Registry
Not only will you probably need a gift registry for your wedding day, but you might also need one for your engagement party and bridal shower! An online registry like The Wedding List Co is perfect because it combines brands from all around the world with competitive prices and the convenience of putting together your gift wish list from the comfort of your home (no dragging hubby aimlessly around a shopping centre!!). Another perk? If you sign-up in January 2017 and your guests spent over $2000* on gifts from your registry, you’ll receive free ‘his’ and ‘hers’ robes.
4. Decide on a Date
Whether or not you know exactly what date you and your groom-to-be will be tying the knot, we recommend having a vague month and year in mind, because this will be the first question everyone asks when you tell them you’re engaged!
5. Create a Budget
Plan a date night with you and your hubby to go over some of the wedding specifics, like what your dream wedding looks like, how many guests you envisage and whether you want a destination wedding. Once you have a basic idea, it’s time to discuss the B-word… budget! Make sure you agree to a figure that both you and your beau are happy with (compromise is key) and make a commitment to try and stay under it.
6. Social Media Stalk
Keep on top of the latest wedding trends by following @weddedwonderland on Instagram and Facebook and bookmark www.weddedwonderland.com in your browser – check-in every day for wedding inspo, tips, tricks and exclusive sales. Seriously, we’ve got you covered.
*This promotion is limited to one set (2) robes per bridal couple. Only available to those who receive gifts purchased by guests to the value of $2,000 minimum. May not be used in conjunction with any other Wedding List Co offer/promotion. Not redeemable for cash. While stock lasts. Total gift registry value excludes electrical items, BBQ’s, Breville and Dyson goods, Contribution Registry funds, and vouchers for purposes of this promotion.