So your boyfriend has just popped the big question! That’s great news! That mean’s you’re no longer boyfriend and girlfriend – you’re now fiances!
Getting engaged is a very exciting time for any couple. And there is a lot that you need to celebrate! But there is also a lot that you need to start planning. After all, you have a huge wedding to organize! You will find that life after your engagement suddenly gets extremely busy. You will need to find a lot of spare time to start thinking about your wedding and going through all the necessary plans. But don’t forget to celebrate your engagement as well!
Sounds like there is a lot to do after your engagement, right? There is, but that doesn’t mean it should be a stressful time of your life. To help you get things done here is everything you need to do once you get engaged.
Buy The Engagement Ring
If your boyfriend surprised you with a ring that he had already bought, you don’t need to worry about this point. However, more and more guys are waiting until they have popped the question to worry about a ring. That’s probably because they don’t want to risk buying a ring that their girlfriend doesn’t like! So don’t worry if your boyfriend doesn’t already have a ring. At least you now have the chance to pick something that you know you are definitely going to like! One of the best ways to find your perfect engagement ring is to go to your local jewelers. They will have a huge selection that you will be able to go through to find your favorite. While you are there, you could even have a peek at their wedding rings to get some ideas!
Get Your Ring Insured
Most couples call up insurance companies as soon as they purchase the engagement ring. This is important, as you won’t be able to replace the sentimental value that it holds if you ever lose it. If you already have a homeowner’s insurance policy, you may be able to add it to that. But if not, don’t worry; many insurance companies have special policies for valuable items, such as jewelry. Buying cover just for your ring is often cheaper than getting a homeowner's policy and adding it on. Don’t wait around to insure your ring. After all, you never know what is going to happen. And you would never forgive yourself if you ever lose it and are unable to replace it.
Take Some Engagement Photos
How are you going to announce your engagement to the rest of the world? Most people tell their close friends and family personally. But when it comes to everyone else, why not get with the times and use social media to announce your huge news? Many couples are now choosing to have a special engagement photo shoot. They then post these special photos to their Instagram and Facebook accounts to help share their news with friends. If you have the money, it could be worth hiring a professional photographer to take the snaps. You should also carefully consider your outfits for the pictures. That’s because you don’t want to look back in a few years time and be embarrassed by what you were wearing! You can see more cool tips about your engagement photo outfit on a few different sites.
Think About A Date
One of the first things that people will ask you once you announce your engagement is ‘so when is the big day?’. You’ll get bored of this question after a while! So it’s a good idea to have an answer ready rather than explaining to everyone why you haven’t thought of a date yet. You don’t need an exact date just yet, though. Just being able to tell everyone a ball-park time is fine. Something like, ‘we’re thinking of next summer’ is a perfectly acceptable answer. There is also another reason why you should think about a date right now, even at this early stage. You can consider the exact date once you have finished all your engagement celebrations! Once you have got an idea of the date, you will have something to work towards. And you can start putting things in motion. That way, you won’t end up being engaged forever!
Once you have done all the above points, you can then start to get organized for your wedding. And that is when the real excitement will start to set in!