What To Do When You Get Engaged

What To Do When You Get Engaged


Here it is! The moment you have been waiting for has finally arrived! You’ve found your person and have an engagement ring, getting ready to get married. After a proposal, the following hours, days, and weeks are sure to be whirlwinds. It’s overwhelming to think about so many things, contact so many people, and accomplish so much. Make sure you don't overwhelm yourself! If you're like most newly engaged people, you'll want to share the news with all your friends as soon as possible and dive into wedding planning right away.


Where do you begin? You don't need to follow a strict order as long as you take care of the immediate tasks. The best kind of stress is committing to the love of your life for the rest of your life. In spite of this, planning a wedding together is a major milestone. Here’s where you should get started once you get engaged:


Pick Your Wedding Party

What is your preferred number of bridesmaids or groomsmen? How important is an even number to you? Are you okay with odd numbers? Are you interested in a bridesman or groomslady? Do you plan to have a maid of honor or best man? Before you start asking your friends, you have to talk about these things!



Set a Date

Ideally, you should book your wedding dates and venue at least one year in advance, so you should start thinking about this now if you're considering getting married in a year or two. Make sure you determine if there are potential conflicts between your families.


Choose a Venue



Make sure you find the perfect venue before booking a date! Check out online reviews or call to get more information on pricing and availability if you already have a place in mind.


Shop for your perfect dress



You don't have to make a mad dash to try on dresses immediately, but it’s definitely a good idea to start looking early! We recommend brides start shopping up to a year out from their wedding date, so once you’ve got that solidified, you can figure out when to start shopping from there. Our team here at Studio I Do is ready with open arms to help you find “the one!” And if you’re ready to get started, book your appointment today! 

Photography Credit: Cat Deline Photography