Engagement season is here and you are officially engaged! This is one of the most exciting times of your life. It can also be the most stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. We at Ashley & Alexandra’s want to help you have an amazing time as you plan your nuptials. Here are the first five things to do after you get engaged.
Take time and enjoy
This is a wonderful time. Embrace the moment and know there will be times of stress but this will pass. Be present during the process and enjoy every step. Make sure that you honor the time with your loved ones. These are the memories that will last a lifetime.
Pick the date
Sit down with your groom and pick a date that is both special and makes sense to your lifestyle and plans.
Create a time line and venue
You and your groom should make a firm and realistic timeline. Once you create your due dates, stick to them as best you can. This will release a lot of stress. It is also important to narrow down the venue. If you have a wedding date during popular times, it will be difficult to secure your venue of choice. Early planning is important.
Find the perfect dress
Dress shopping is such a fun and exciting time. We have a lovely collection here at Ashley & Alexandra’s. It is recommended that you get your dress 6-9 months ahead of time so it can have the right fit and if you need alterations, you will have more than enough time. We want you to look perfect on your big day.
Finalize the responsibilities
Going through the process of wedding planing, it is important to communicate who is going to have the responsibility for each task. Take the time to plan and communicate with your groom so you can enjoy the journey to “I do.”
Read all contracts
Read, Read, and Read again. Then, ask the right questions and get advice from family and friends. Make sure you are protected, you have all of your requirements and needs in mind. Finally, make sure you understand everything that you are signing.
Congratulations on your engagement!