Congratulations, You’re Engaged! Now What?

Congratulations, You’re Engaged! Now What?

Congratulations, you just got engaged! That is so exciting! Now that you are a fiancé, you might be wondering, now what? The time right after you get engaged can bring a mix of emotions. The biggest question you will be asked when you share that you are engaged will be, “When’s the wedding?” While this can get to be a lot after the tenth time you are asked, it is important to remind yourself to breathe. You have plenty of time to start planning. Keep reading for 4 things that you should do ASAP now that you’re engaged.

1) Declare the News

The first thing to do after you get engaged is to share the news with your friends and family. You can take your time with this. You should call or tell the people that are closest to you and let them know the happy news before blasting it on social media. Once the VIPs are in the loop, feel free to go live with your “just engaged” social media posts.

2) Get Organized

When you are ready to start planning your wedding, it is important to get organized. Download a wedding planning app or resource guide like the ones offered by The Knot or Zola. There are plenty of great resources, checklists, and budget planners available for free online to help you stay on top of your wedding planning and ensure that you don’t miss a single thing.

3) Choose Your Venue

One of the first things you need to do when planning your wedding is to choose your venue. It is a good idea to do some research online first and choose a few different venues to tour. Speak with their wedding coordinators, tour the grounds, and see what different packages they offer to ensure you can find something in your budget. Once you select the venue you love, book a date and then you can start really planning the rest of your wedding.

4) Determine Your Wedding Party

Another thing you should do shortly after getting engaged is to choose your wedding party. You and your fiancé should sit down together and choose the meaningful people in your life to be a part of your big day. This is important to do early in the wedding planning process because it gives you the ability to ensure people’s availability and lets you delegate some tasks during the planning process.

Host the Perfect Wedding at Nanina’s in the Park!

If you are looking for the perfect wedding venue to host your special day, Nanina’s In the Park is the place to call! From spacious gardens for outdoor ceremonies to a gorgeous ballroom for your cocktail hour and reception, we have it all. Plus, we provide white glove service and customized menus for a once in a lifetime experience. If you are interested in learning more about our stunning venue or would like to schedule a tour, contact us today!


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