(Closed) Newly Engaged!!! Now What?

posted 9 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

What should you do first?  Daydream!  Talk about it constantly, show off your ring, stock up on bridal magazines.  It’s what we all did!  (and still do)

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Oh, and book a place early so you have the best date selection for the place of your dreams!  We had to pick a place based on available dates, and that was almost an entire year out!  Places book fast, so start looking!

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Congratulations!  It’s so exciting, isn’t it?!  I am in the midst of a long engagement as well (22 months total, we’re about 16 and a half months away right now).  My first piece of advice would be to pick up some bridal magazines and get yourself a planning book!  I am using Mindy Weiss’s The Wedding Book and I love it.  It’s pretty comprehensive and has a lot of neat ideas I would never have thought of.  My second piece of advice is don’t get too overloaded or lock yourself down to too much right away!  You might change your mind about your colors six months from now, so just start thinking about the look and feel you want your wedding to have–and start thinking about your vendors, too.  It’s never too early to think about a photographer or booking a reception space.  We got engaged in November 08 and took a few months to just relax and enjoy it.  I started thinking seriously about things in late January/early February, and by March we had booked our reception space and catering.  Now I am plugging along with photographers and musical entertainment.  It’s been relatively stress-free because we have so much time, so enjoy it!  🙂

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Oh and PS…with a long engagement it is sometimes easy to feel inspiration overload!  There are so many cool things on this site and on the web…bookmark everything so you can come back to it later!  Have a blast and congrats again!

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