You’re Engaged: Now What?

Getting engaged is super exciting, and you probably can’t wait to start telling people. Whether you get married next year or next week, you’ve promised to start a new chapter of your life with each other. You’ll have a special day, perhaps with your family and friends there to witness and celebrate your union. But when you’ve just got engaged, what should your next steps be? The wedding itself is likely to be a while away, but there are still some things that you will want to do as soon as possible to really confirm your engagement. These are some of the tasks to tick off.

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Choose a Ring

Sometimes a proposal means that there is already a ring. However, there isn’t always a ring involved, and you might want to choose one once you’re engaged. You can look online with a website like or take a trip to a jewellery store to explore your options. And who says that engagement rings are only for women? Men can have engagement rings too, or you could consider other options. An engagement gift could range from a watch to anything else that could be worn or kept for a long time.

You also don’t have to break the bank when choosing rings. You can buy pre-owned engagement rings if you want to get more value for your money. These rings are often significantly cheaper than brand-new ones.

Pre-owned rings are unique because they have their own history and character that can’t be replicated. However, it’s important to do your research and ensure that you are purchasing from a reputable dealer. It would also help if you got the ring appraised by a professional to confirm its value.

Decide What Your Wedding Will Look Like

Everyone’s idea of the perfect wedding is different. Some people want the fairytale wedding that every little girl dreams off. Other couples would much rather have something down to Earth, and potentially a lot cheaper. When you’re engaged, deciding exactly what a wedding means to you will help you get the ball rolling on your wedding planning. You don’t need to start working out the details just yet, but it’s worth thinking about how big you want your wedding to be and what type of venue you want to consider.

Pick a Date

Choosing when to get married can be difficult. You need to think about how long you want to wait and what time of year you want to get married, some dream of a winter wedding others prefer one in the summer. You’ll also need to consider your budget, and how much notice you will need to give your guests in order for them to make it. You might not book an exact date right away, but it’s a good idea to have a rough timeline. Which season do you want to get married in? Will you be waiting six months, a year or perhaps even longer?

Let People Know (and Celebrate)

Once you’ve nailed down some key things about your engagement and wedding, it’s time to let people know. You might want to take some engagement photos, have a party or simply start telling people. The celebration of your engagement can be whatever you want it to be. If you have already booked a date, or you have a date in mind, sending out “save the date” cards will even allow people to start getting ready and make sure they are able to attend your wedding.

Whether you’re in a rush to get married or not, enjoy your engagement before your big day comes along.