The Top 7 Things to Do Right After You Get Engaged! | Elise Margolin Photography

The Top 7 Things to Do Right After You Get Engaged!

Yay!!!! You’re now officially engaged and ready to live a lifetime with each other. 

Being engaged is a new step that you are looking forward to, a future with a great companion. For sure, you want to celebrate that moment every day if possible, and thinking of organizing a wedding can be extremely overwhelming.  So, don’t let the time between dating and marriage pass you by unnoticed. You may want to jump into the big day right after you said yes, but that shouldn’t be—no need to rush because some guidelines are significant for creating a memorable wedding experience. 

As your professional photographer, I always look forward to answering all of my couple’s questions

In today’s blog, I’ll respond to your inquiry; what is the best thing to do after getting engaged? The following are the top 7 things to do as soon as you get engaged to begin planning your dream wedding.

#1 Take Time to Soak It All In 🥂

First and foremost, CELEBRATE! Seriously, getting engaged is the best, and you’ll never get those first few days and weeks back once he goes down on one knee and you get to share your joy with your entire family. It is truly exceptional and once-in-a-lifetime. So enjoy your first few weeks as a newly engaged couple instead of jumping into full wedding planning mode. You may start thinking about the wedding now but take it slowly. Instead, relax and focus on celebrating your engagement because you deserved it!

2. Inform Your Closest Family  and Friends 💕

You may inform your immediate family members like parents, siblings, and some of your closest friends. It’s a good feeling to share this good news with valuable people. Sharing your happiness in a few moments after you say yes will genuinely excite them too. You may want to do a video call or personally visit them to deliver the great news. It is lovely to see personally their reactions and how happy they are for the two of you.

#3 Start Dreaming about Your Wedding Plans!!! 💍

Do you wish to have a destination wedding? What about a small wedding? Or perhaps a large outdoor wedding? Every bride, I’m sure, has her ideal wedding. So start dreaming about how you want your feelings, ambiance, and settings will it be. Girl! That isn’t a problem at all. Visualizing your wedding is an excellent idea since it allows you to collect all the elements you want for your big day.

Since you’ve engaged, it is a significant chance you’ve already discussed your wedding plans. Don’t get too caught up in the specifics. Instead, keep the focus of your initial discussions on the overall wedding experience. The experience that you and your partner desire.  Even if you don’t agree at first, these chats will allow you and your partner to prioritize what’s essential and find areas where you can compromise.

#4 Start Thinking about and set a Wedding Budget 🤔

You may start to begin discussing the next big question — how to pay for it — once you have a general concept of how you want your wedding day to go. Discuss it and calculate how much it will cost and whether or not it is doable in your current financial situation. Be honest with yourself about what you can afford, discuss the wedding budget with your fiance. Take part in the details that you think you can be creative and can cost you less. 

A wedding budget is crucial. The decision to the budget concern will influence many things for your wedding day, including venue, guest list, duration of engagement, bridal party size, wedding gown, and so on. The timeframe is also essential for paying for a wedding; a longer engagement can offer you more time to save or spread out wedding deposits and payments.

Organizing a budget in a way that works for both parties is difficult. The vital thing to remember is that handling money as a couple is a talent you’ll need to keep your marriage thriving, and like any skill, the more you practice, the better you’ll get.

5. Discuss A Wedding Date and Choose your Venue! 💒

Make time after the official engagement to discuss the wedding date. It is best to start planning for at least a year. When choosing a date, factors like a peak or low season should consider. Your wedding date will also help you decide on a suitable theme and style. Your date will also provide you ample time to research, review, and meet your prospective wedding vendors. With all these things, the wedding date is crucial!

6 Book Your Wedding Photographer and Videographer 📸

Like other leading wedding performers, wedding photographers are in high demand. Yes! Our services are in high demand. So, please send your queries as soon as possible because we can only take on one event each day.

It’s an excellent approach to cut down your selection of photographers and videographers because you’ll have more time to look through portfolios and make appointments to choose the best photographer for your big day. Book your photographer and videographer as soon as you have agreed with your date. Then, it’s time to plan your engagement photos with your chosen wedding photographer once you’ve decided with your photographer.

#7 Take Engagement Photos With Your Wedding Photographer! 🙋🏻‍♀️

What are the benefits of having engagement photos? Engagement photos are more than just a pretty picture to frame. Wedding invitations, save-the-date cards, and wedding websites are all examples of significant use. Aside from that, your engagement photos enhance your venue’s decor and ambiance. Furthermore, engagement photos aren’t uptight and boring; instead, they’re passionate and candid. Therefore they’re used more than typical wedding photos.

Why do we propose that you have your engagement photos taken by your wedding photographer? Having your engagement photos taken by your wedding photographer has numerous advantages. One of them is saving you money; packages are far more cost-effective than hiring two separate photographers. Aside from the beauty artist, an engagement photo session allows you to collaborate with your wedding photographer. Finally, it gives you a sneak peek into your big day, and you may use it as a trial run for wedding photos.


Tip: Look for a wedding photo package that includes an engagement photoshoot; this will save you money, and having a trusted photographer on your wedding day is crucial. You can discover how your wedding flows with your chosen photographer by having an engagement photo session.

More Tips

These are the top seven things you should do or consider doing shortly after becoming engaged. Following this, you may need to start planning for your wedding day. You may include the following after your official engagement announcement, and these are;

  • Choose Your Wedding Party
  • Make an Initial Guest Lists
  • Choose Your Theme
  • Research for  Vendors
  • Write Down Your Timeline

Remember, before devoting yourself to wedding preparations, make time for just the two of you. Making time to relax and reflect on the proposal and engagement is a sign of a healthy relationship. Take time to continue with your regular day, vacation with friends, or simply go to the market with your friends. All of this will help you avoid a lot of stress on your engagement and wedding day.

The Bottom Line

It’s up to you what you do initially after becoming engaged; what matters is that you said yes and intend to have a wedding ceremony afterward. All of these guidelines and ideas are in place for a purpose. The main reason is to assist you in dealing with your overwhelming emotions. The more you see and explore the marketplace and the ideas accessible to you, your wedding vision will become more apparent. Remember, savor each day while you are engaged. Make sure to spend days worthwhile with your soon-to-be husband. 
I hope Elise Margolin Photography was able to assist our engaged couples in planning and managing their engagement moments. Continue to follow us on Instagram for more exciting events, perks, news, and celebrations from our beautiful wedding couples.

January 2, 2022

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