We’re Engaged! Top 5 Things to Do After You’ve Said Yes

We’ve just received great news – you’re engaged! Congratulations! By the time you wipe your happy tears away and the cheer starts to die down, you might already start feeling a little lost. 

Of course, you’re excited for the future of your relationship, but finding that special someone is only half the battle. Your next great challenge is the wedding, and there’s a lot of work that goes into planning a wedding.

If you’re feeling overwhelmed, fear not. Start with these 5 essential things you should do after getting engaged:

Make an Announcement

Now that you’re engaged, you might be so excited that you want to shout it from the rooftops! 

That is what social media is good for, but before you make an announcement for the whole world, you’re going to want to tell close friends and family members personally. 

Call the people closest to you and share the exciting news. While you’re at it, call any extended family members who will feel offended if they hear the news through Facebook. Then, go ahead and share that engagement ring selfie with the internet!

Get Your Ring Sized & Insured

It’s likely that your partner was not able to determine your ring size before they proposed. If so, you’re going to need to get it resized. 

You might not want to part with it for the couple of days or weeks this process takes, but wearing a ring that fits is important. A ring too big could slip off and get lost, while a ring too tight could cause circulation issues.

You also want to get your ring insured. This coverage is usually very affordable and can give you peace of mind knowing that if something bad were to happen to your ring, you can easily replace it. 

Gather Inspiration

A lot of decisions go into planning a wedding, and it can be overwhelming to know where to start. 

That’s why we recommend gathering a variety of inspiration from the internet. Pinterest and wedding-planning websites are great places to start.

This can help you gather ideas on what kind of colors, settings, food, decor, and general look you might want for your wedding. On the other hand, seeing weddings that you don’t like can give you a great idea of what to avoid! 

Book Engagement Photos

What’s more exciting than getting engaged? Having an engagement photoshoot, of course! 

Researching and booking an engagement photographer is one of the easiest steps to making your big day feel a little closer. Plus, if you love the results, you might have already found your wedding photographer!

These engagement photos are also great for a printed announcement, or a save-the-date, if you’re interested in sending some through the mail.

Pick a Date

Speaking of saving the date, there is one more major thing you should do after getting engaged, and that is to set a date!

You want to plan it far enough in advance that you have enough time to plan and save up for everything, but not so far away that it feels unreal. You should also consider what time of year you would like your wedding to take place, and whether you would like it to be indoors or outdoors. 

Having a date circled on the calendar will help give you the motivation to start the rest of your planning! 

Engagement Rings & Sizing Service in Frederick, MD

Stop in at Gold Thumb Jewelry for all your engagement ring needs! We offer a beautiful selection of engagement rings with affordable options and convenient pricing plans. And after they’ve said yes, let our experts size it for you! You’ll be so impressed by the beautiful results, you’ll be glad you didn’t go anywhere else!

Call now to learn more.

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