Just engaged? Here’s what to do next
It’s the moment you have been waiting for, they finally popped the question, but what do you do next? We thought you might need a little help on the next steps to planning your special day. Start here....
Spread the news
First and for most, announcing your good news to all your family and friends. Make sure you tell you're nearest and dearest first, next close friends, and lastly announce it to social. There are many creative ways of announcing you’re engaged, why not think outside the box.
Insure your ring
Don’t forget to insure your engagement ring, you can do this in one of two ways. Firstly, by adding your valuable possessions to your existing policy, you can do this by mentioning it separately when you get a home insurance quote. Alternatively, investigate buying specific jewellery cover for your ring.
Set a budget
Have a conversation about how you plan on funding your wedding, do you have savings or need to speak to family members to help support you? Tracking your spending as you go is a great way to see how much you have spent and what you have left.
Start looking for venues
Once you have in mind the sort of wedding you want, start looking at venues. This process can take quite a while, you can’t send any save the dates until you have found your dream venue. The earlier you start looking at venues the quicker you can set an official date.
Set a date
Find out what dates work for both families and see if there are any potential conflicts. You will never be able to please everyone so find a date that suits you and works well for your chosen venue. Often the most popular wedding venues and dates will be booked up years in advance, so its wise to start thinking about this sooner rather than later.
Choose your wedding party
This can be a hard one, choosing who you want to support and be behind you on your wedding day. They will also be responsible for planning your hen or stag do, so choose wisely. You want people who will help you with the wedding and support you once your married.
Take out wedding insurance
Although it may not be at the top of your list, wedding insurance can be a lifesaver. If the unexpected were to happen like extreme weather, suppliers letting you down or your wedding venue going bankrupt, wedding insurance can help. WeddingPlan provides 9 levels of cover, with policies that start from as low as £19.44. If you have any questions regarding wedding insurance and what cover is right for you, why not speak to one of our experts.
Send your save the dates
Lastly, once you have reversed your venue and booked your ceremony location you can send out your save the dates, this can be done several ways. Some couples go down the more traditional route and send a paper invitation if this is the case you will need to source a designer or template to us. Whereas some couples are taking a modern approach by sending a Facebook event invite. However you plan to do it, the most important this is that all your guests are informed of when and where your wedding will be taking place.