Well hope all are looking forward to New Year’s Eve. I know we sure are, and although the holidays are almost over for most of us, for a lot of couples out there the fun is just beginning! So many couples have cemented their relationship during the holidays by getting engaged and we are pretty excited about the beautiful weddings we’ll be seeing in the coming year. (Hopefully the future grooms had a look at our 8 tips to buying an engagement ring before he popped the question!) But what next for those of us that just got engaged? We’re here to help you out of course! Here is our advice.
The Next 10 Steps to Planning a Wedding
1) Enjoy the Hype
It is (unbelievably) two years since I got engaged and even though I had been going out with my fiancé for an absolute AGE beforehand, I was really moved by how excited everyone was for us! It made me realise how much everyone really cared, and even though of course I was overjoyed, their excitement was infectious.. it was really a very special time and I would urge everyone just to relish it as much as you can before you even think about starting any planning. Be prepared for a ton of suggestions for your wedding- but take our advice: don’t listen to anyone until after step number two!
2) Talk to Your Fiancé
Before you have to start making actual decisions about the wedding, while you’re still enjoying being newly engaged, talk to your other half. Discuss what you both want and expect from your wedding. Obviously important people in your life such as your parents must be considered, but I would urge you to put your own expectations above anyone else’s (at least try- it’s pretty hard, or was for me anyway!)