You’re engaged! What now? (Part 1)
You’re engaged! Congratulations! This is going to be one of the most amazing times of your life. But let’s not forget, you also get to start planning your dream wedding! Putting together a day that perfectly represents you and your love as a couple is so special and so much fun!
But first, what are the steps in the wedding planning process? Al you want to do is celebrate your new engagement status, but you have this huge thing looming over you and it can be pretty overwhelming.
You might not know where to begin or how to get started, but that’s what we’re here for, Playful, romantic, adventurous – however you describe your love, at Guvon Hotels & Spas our on-site wedding experts work with you every step of the way to make sure your event is as unique as you are.
We’ve put together a list of some of the things you should start doing and thinking about when you get engaged. So get reading and start taking the first (tentative) steps, and before you say ‘Jack Robbin’ it you’ll be standing in front of the love of your life on your wedding day saying, “I do.”
1 – Take tons of selfies with your new fiancé and your new rock!
Trust us, once you get engaged everyone will want to see photos, and hopefully you’ll be just as excited to share them! Show off your ring and your growing love in a cute selfie!
2 – Insure your ring.
Your engagement ring is (probably) one of your most prized possessions, something you’d never want to lose. Not to mention, it’s incredibly valuable! But things happen, and if your ring were to get damaged or lost, you’ll want to be prepared.
3 – Celebrate with your girlfriends!
To be honest, you and your girlfriends have probably talked about what it’ll be like to get engaged, when it’ll happen, and how your man will propose, so make sure to carve out some time to celebrate the day that has eventually come! There’s nothing like an engagement to get everyone excited for all the excitement to come!
4 – Talking of girlfriends, start thinking of who you want to be your bridesmaids.
Now is the time to start planning! While you don’t have to make any definite decisions yet, it’s important to think about who you’ll want in your bridal party early on. Consider your closest friends or family members, the one who have been therewith you through all the breakups and heartache until you finally found the man of your dreams.
5 – Join a Facebook group for brides!
This is a space where you can connect with other brides, find inspiration, ask questions, find tips and tricks, and seek advice! As we all know, planning a wedding can be stressful and overwhelming.
6 – Start thinking about what season you want to get married in.
Chances are you’ve imagined your wedding day countless times, but have you considered the season that’s best for you and your fiancé? Light and airy in the summer or cozy and rustic in the fall or maybe a moody winter ceremony
7 – Start thinking what style you want your wedding to be.
The style of your wedding is will determine what guests will remember for years to come, so think about what kind of couple you are, and what you want your wedding to say about you. Are you all about the glamour of sparkles and extravagance or are you into the boho trend, with tons of florals and greenery?
8 – Set a budget.
There’s no denying it, weddings can be pretty expensive so be intentional and set aside time and discuss budgeting with your fiancé. It’s not going to be the most fun conversation but trust us, it’s one of the most important ones you’ll have throughout your planning
9 – Guest list size.
Coming up with a guest list can seem daunting — you don’t want to leave anyone out but it can be difficult deciding where to make the cut off.
10 – Research venue options.
So you’ve decided on a style and a season, now it’s time to start considering specific venues! Your venue is one of the most important aspects of the wedding, setting the stage for your entire day, so it’s important to do your research!
On your wedding day, you should feel like you’re on top of the world – and you will, at Guvon Hotels & Spas. We offer stunning wedding packages filled with a wide variety of services. Contact the team at Guvon Hotels to discuss your personal Wedding Package
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