I’m engaged!! What do I do now?!
First off, congratulations!!! Hearing or saying yes to the proposal of sharing a lifetime of love, support, adventures and even raising a family is incredible! What a rushing feeling of happiness to know that you are loved and chosen. Share some time with each other then call your closest friends and family to share the exciting news.
After sharing the exciting news, it is time to go on the hunt for an engagement photographer – woohoo! Aim to have those engagement portraits done within 2-3 months of your engagement and no more than two seasons out. This will allow you to to catch the excitement of this part of life. Of course I hope you will consider me but I recommend finding an experienced local engagement photographer whose images you best connect with. Why an experienced engagement photographer? Because the engagement photo shoot is a great way to test out a potential wedding photographer. If you have not had professional photos, this is a great way to get some experience in front of a camera in a low stress and casual setting.
While waiting to get your engagement pictures done begin to discuss your wedding plans. There are only two things that should be top priorities.
Once the venue and photographer are chosen you can breathe easy. The two most important items are done – phew.
The last people who are wedding date specific are the caterer, officiant, DJ and wedding planner. Aside from the officiant these people are all optional. Other things you will be deciding on are a florist, outfits, and wedding invitations. I highly recommend using your favorite picture from the engagement session with your wedding invitations. Ask your photographer what they have available for cards or gift prints. As an engagement photographer, save the dates and invitations are my most popular add-on. Getting cards through your photographer saves you a tremendous amount of time. You will be able to quickly narrow done your card style, without having to go through the process of downloading and uploading to another source. Ordering cards from your photographer gives you the confidence of knowing your colors will be correct and the papers will hold up.
Again, I am so excited for you and your engagement! You are off on a wonderful life adventure! I hope this article has helped answer the question: ‘I’m engaged!! What do I do now?!’