There’s so many Tips for the Newly Engaged out there, but not all were so great… or for me at least. So I decided to make my own. Here are my TOP 5 Tips! -If you have any tips, feel free to leave it as a comment below.
I’m going to skip the first thing that everybody does… “Announce the big news!” For Tom & I, we told our family/relatives and closest friends first. Then, waited a couple of days to announce it “online”/Facebook. -I know I know, my hands were literally itching to “tweet” the news, but no one likes to be the last to know and getting the news via the inter-web isn’t all that great.
1. Re-size and/or insure your ring
This is a MUST! In my case, my ring fitted perfectly on my fingers (for it was custom made for me) when I got it. But if yours isn’t the right size for you, make sure to do it asap! Though it’s going to take a week or so, depending on the ring. It is better to do it as soon as possible, rather than waiting for it to fall off your fingers! lol You don’t want to loose that beauty of yours.
Another thing is insuring it. Most jewelry stores have their own insurance policy so make sure you tell your fiance to insure it. Also it is important to have the documents for your ring –diamond certification, how much it appraises for, etc.
2. Get inspired
This is my favorite part! I actually have a post about my wedding inspiration.
Any who, having an idea for your wedding is great! I’ve always pictured mine to be traditional and elegant. To get some inspiration, check out Pinterest. It is a great resource and it’s free! You can also buy magazines (which I have been doing), some may be pricey though, so I always go for the $5.99 ones.
3. Set a date/timeline
Now it doesn’t have to be THE date. But having a general idea is great. It can be “Spring 2014” or “Next Fall.” You shouldn’t rush it :) Once you have your “date,” start your timeline. This will help you keep organize and easily have things ready for your big day. Here’s what mine looks like.
4. Set a budget
I actually dislike this part. Looking at everything and how much it’s all going to cost just gives me a headache. But this is a MUST DO. Sit down with your fiance and your family and discuss how much (if they are) everyone is contributing. This will really affect your planning so be sure to work out your budget before you start planning your big day.
5. Draft a guest list
This is a pretty tough one. As much as I’d love to invite EVERYONE, I can’t for I have to stay within budget. Reception COST A LOT and it also depends on your venue (how many people can fit, etc) -so you do have to keep that in mind. As for now, go crazy and invite everyone you’d like. You can always cut down the guest list later on.