11 Post-Engagement Priorities

Monday, November 16, 2015

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Lately, I feel like my Facebook newsfeed is full of engagement announcements! Some of my friends have even reached out to me asking where they should start...
Today I will answer that question for all of you! Here's my advice for 11 Post-Engagement Priorities!
1. Tell Your Parents
This sort of goes without saying, but you definitely want to tell both sets of parents before you post that Instagram photo. In fact, it is best to personally reach out to all your close family and friends before that snap of your sparkler goes viral.
2. Get 2 Ring Holders
One for the bedroom and one for the kitchen. You don't want to  leave your rock on the ledge of the kitchen sink or on your nightstand because it can easily fall, get misplaced, or even get damaged.

12 Useful Gift Ideas for Newly Engaged - ring holder frame by the charming peach:
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3. Insure the Ring
You'll need to get the ring appraised before it can be insured and that usually costs a small fee. When shopping for ring insurance, remember to read the fine print. A good policy will cover every potential ring-threatening situation, from theft and damage to accidentally dropping it in the garbage disposal.

4. Perfect Your Proposal Story
Everyone is going to ask you "How did it happen?!" and you're going to have to share your story over and over. So get it down pat including all essential details so you're prepared!

Nice photo:
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5. Celebrate!
Engagement parties are awesome! It is the perfect way to celebrate the couple without all the pressures of a wedding. Usually the parents will pay for the engagement party so it's really a great way to start banking money for the wedding!
6. Save, Save, Save
Open a joint bank account for you and your hubby and start depositing money into it each week. Wedding costs add up quickly so start saving!
Guys against girls. Sack races, beer pong, beer olympics, oh my! Here is a great way to tie everyone together! Can have their individual:
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7. Discuss Bridal Party Size
You and your man need to be on the same page before each of you start asking people to be in your bridal party. Your friends and family will all start to wonder what their roles will be so be sure to have this discussion early on in the engagement! Especially since you will need your MOH right away!!
8. Draft the Guest List
Everything revolves around the guest list! Your guest list will affect the budget, venue space and more. You need to have a rough idea of how many guests you will have so that you can start to look at venues that best suit your needs.

Tall pink and white wedding flower arrangement by White Lilac Inc., photo by Jana Williams:
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9. Scout Out Venues
Obviously, your venue space is a huge part of the wedding. Venue spaces need to be booked way in advance - some really exclusive places might even have waiting lists! If you do nothing else in your first few months of engagement, you should at least book your venue!
10. Buy Your Wedding Bands
even if your wedding is still far off, you should start looking at bands (and probably buy them) right away! You probably looked at bands if you shopped for your ring and it's not a bad idea to purchase the matching band to your ring while it's still available.
11. Register for Gifts
This is one of the most fun parts of wedding planning! Start a registry right away so your family and friends know exactly what you want and so you don't end up with one too many sets of his and hers champagne flutes!
wedding gift tablecute and simple, hire table and table cloth, make banner and add a centerpiece that matcher the rest to the side :):
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If you can suggest another post-engagement priority, share with us in the comments section below!
Thanks for reading!