What to next after getting engaged…
You said YES!!! Now what? Here are a few things to do after you get Engaged in Sarasota!
Take a moment with your new fiancé by heading to your favorite date night spot! Just live in the moment! You’ll get swept away with wedding planning soon enough. So savor this time before you let everyone else in on your exciting news.
Before you jump into wedding planning, throw a surprise engagement party if you prefer to announce your news to friends and family all together. Today so many people use social media to make the announcement, and there is nothing wrong with that we LOVE a good ring/bling selfie, but we suggest sharing the news with those closest to you in a more personal way and before you announce your engagement to the world.
Next…Make sure your Bling is insured!
Make sure you talk to an insurance agent about coverage in case your ring or the stones ever need to be repaired or replaced. Appraisal by a certified gemologist is the best way to go. Find out whether you are covered if the ring is lost, stolen, or damaged.
Step Three…The Big Picture
Envision the type of wedding you both want—maybe it’s the event of your dreams or one that reflects your current styles. Even if you are set on a formal event in a ballroom, considering other possibilities, such as a beach ceremony. You never know what you will fall in love with and where you will find wedding inspiration. It may not always be the vision you have had in your head since you were five, and that’s ok. There is no right or wrong answer to your wedding vision. Every wedding is unique.
Step Four…The Date and Venue…These to go hand in hand
One of the best things you get to do after you get engaged is to share the news with your loved ones, once you do, expect many questions like, “When are you getting married?” There are many things to consider when picking a date, time of year, weather (especially here in Florida), and location. Are your friends and family going to have to travel, if so maybe avoid dates nears big Holidays?
Where you say “I do!” can say about the wedding and your style as a couple. The key is, look far and wide, and see different options. Keep in mind the time of year you are getting married, an outdoor wedding in July in Florida, for example, is probably not the best idea if you don’t want to sweat. Also, keep in mind if there are accommodations for your out of town guests nearby.
With your date and venue you may have to be flexible on one or the other, so decide what is more important getting married on a specific date or booking that venue that you feel in love with whenever they are available. If you choose your date as the most important, do yourself a favor and make sure you don’t tour venues that aren’t available on your date, you may just fall in love with it.
Step Five…and maybe the most important…Budget
Prior to making any wedding decisions, you need to figure out what you have to spend and whether your families will contribute. Make sure you and your fiancé are in agreement about your priorities before talking to your parents about the budget and specific details. Going back to the venue for a second, don’t tour a venue that is completely out of your budget.
Step Six…Guest List
Once the budget is set, figure out who you’re going to invite to your wedding. Deciding who’s coming and who isn’t will affect things like budget, and venue choices. It’s good to have an idea of roughly how many guests you will have before you go venue touring, a word to the wise don’t tour venues that won’t fit your guest list, if you do and you fall in love with that venue, you may be forced to significantly cut your guest list.
Complete Weddings + Events in Sarasota, Florida
Our team at Complete Weddings & Events is always happy to assist you in any way we can. We would love to be part of your BEST DAY EVER by providing your DJ, Lighting, Photography, Videography, or Photo Booth. With us, you can bundle all of those services together or any mixture of them. We are happy to build a custom package for you to fit your needs. Complete Weddings + Events, Sarasota’s leading provider of event and wedding photography, videography, lighting, DJ services & photo booth rental.