Top 5 Things to Do After Getting Engaged

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Top 5 Things to Do After Getting Engaged

Becoming engaged can certainly bring about a whirlwind of emotion.  It’s totally normal to feel everything from excitement and joy, to stress and panic.  Before your mind starts racing in a million different directions, allow yourself some time to process and enjoy the idea of spending the rest of your life with the person you love.  Once you’ve let that wonderful feeling sink in, it’s time to get down to business.  It’s never too early to begin wedding planning, especially when it comes to making some of the bigger decisions for the day.  Keep reading for tips to get a head start on nailing down the most important details of your wedding day in order to ensure you have the best day ever.

Establish a budget

While money can be a sensitive topic, it’s crucial to establish a budget before making any decisions wedding-wise.  After the excitement of the engagement dies down, you and your partner should carve out some time and go over what is most important to each of you and where you want to see money allocated on the day of the wedding.  Whether you’re both foodies and want to invest a large portion of your budget into the meal or photos are most important and that’s where you want to spend extra money, determining a budget is necessary before making any of these decisions.  If you’re fortunate enough to have some outside financial help from family or friends, this may give you a little more wiggle room and allow you to splurge on something you’ve always wanted like those cookies with your faces printed on them or a hand rolled cigar station!

Talk to your florist

You want to make sure that your floral arrangements are thought of well before your wedding day. Often enlisting the help of a professional, these vendors often book quickly so keep that top of mind.  At Posh Petals we are known for our arrangements, and we take your favorite colors, flowers and preferences into account when creating every bouquet! From the bride and bridesmaids bouquets, to the centerpieces and any other floral accents you want to make sure that you’re giving yourself, and your florist an appropriate amount of time to make your vision a reality.

Secure your glam team

The last thing you want to worry about is looking your best on your wedding day.  This is why it’s crucial to book and hair or makeup appointments as far in advance as possible.  Salons and makeup artists’ schedules fill up quickly, especially during wedding season, and you want to leave plenty of time to perfect your look for one of the most photographed days of your life!  While this may seem like it only applies to brides, it’s important grooms get their ducks in a row here as well!  If you’re planning on heading to the barber shop with your groomsmen the day of for a fresh cut or clean shave, make the appointment in advance!  It’s possible your stylist may have some recommendations in order to achieve the day of look you desire.  If you’re experiencing hair loss, Finasteride is a great in aiding in the growth of thicker hair with regular use. Who wouldn’t want more to work with when styling your wedding day ‘do? It’s likely you’ll want to do a trial run of hair and make up as well, just in case you want to make any adjustments to your wedding day look.

Book your venue

After you’ve worked out a budget, one of the most important items to check off your list after getting engaged is where your wedding will actually take place, especially if you have a specific date in mind!  Choosing a venue is a decision you’ll want to make with your partner, and possibly your families, depending on what type of location suits you best.  When booking a venue, there are many items you want to take into consideration.  For example, how many guests you’ll be inviting, the time frame in which your wedding will take place, and what amenities the venue has to offer.  For example, if you book a barn-type venue and your wedding is in December, you want to be sure the proper heat source is available to keep your guests warm.  If you find a venue that meets all the requirements, book it right away!  Securing a venue will allow you to get the ball rolling on the rest of your planning!

Leave it to the pros

Enlisting the help of an event planning professional may seem like an unnecessary step, however in doing so you will be saving yourself so much stress in the days of planning to come.  It’s totally normal for a couple to want to be involved in the planning of their wedding and an event planner isn’t there to take that away but to instead help the couple achieve the wedding day of their dreams.  An event planner can also help you with day of wedding coordination leaving you and your spouse-to-be plenty of time to enjoy one of the most important days of your lives with friends and family.  Event coordinators can even come up with a custom theme for you and your partner ensuring your day is a unique and personalized experience.

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Nathan English Photography


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