You're Engaged!! 
Now What? 

You're Engaged!! 
Now What? ◡̈ 

So you said yes! Congratulations on your engagement! This is such an exciting time, filled with joy, anticipation, and maybe just a touch of "oh my gosh, what do I do next?" 

Don't worry, this whirlwind of emotions is completely normal. To help you navigate the post-engagement phase, here are some steps to consider:

Celebrate the Moment

Before diving headfirst into planning, take some time to soak in the joy of your engagement. Celebrate with your fiancé(e), share the news with close family and friends, and savor this special time in your relationship.

Spread the News (or Not!)

There's no right or wrong answer to how soon you announce your engagement. Some couples love sharing the news with the world right away, while others prefer a more intimate approach. Do what feels right for you – a heartfelt phone call, a celebratory dinner with loved ones, or a social media post – the choice is yours!

Start the Conversation

Now that the excitement has settled a bit, have a conversation with your partner about your vision for the wedding. Discuss your desired timeframe, budget, and overall style. Are you dreaming of a big celebration or a more intimate gathering? Formal or casual? Knowing your preferences will make planning smoother.

Inspiration and Organization

This is just the beginning of your incredible journey. Congratulations again, and happy planning!

Enjoy the Journey

Your Venue and Photographer

Wedding planning can be stressful, but it should also be a fun and exciting time in your relationship. Communicate openly with your partner, delegate tasks, and don't be afraid to ask for help from friends and family. Remember, the most important thing is celebrating your love and starting your new chapter together.

Feeling overwhelmed? Pinterest boards and wedding websites are fantastic tools to gather inspiration and organize your thoughts. Create a board for your dream dress, venue ideas, color schemes, and anything else that sparks your imagination.

Snag your venue and photographer first! These lock in your date and location, giving you a foundation to build your dream wedding on. With a confirmed venue, other vendors can tailor their services. Knowing photographer availability helps shape your timeline. Plus, booking early means less stress and a higher chance of securing your dream team! Remember, other vendors might also be in high demand, so prioritize based on your needs.

Should you hire a Wedding Planner?

Ultimately, the decision is yours. Weigh the pros and cons, consider your budget and preferences, and decide what will make your wedding planning experience as enjoyable and stress-free as possible.  Want to DIY your wedding?? Great!!  Want to hand it over to someone else to do the planning?? Wonderful!  I know a few amazing planners in the Central Florida area! Send me a message and I'll hook you up! 

Budget and Guest List 

The first of wedding planning: budget and guest list. These are closely linked – your guest list will impact your venue options, catering, and other costs. Be realistic about your finances and create a budget that works for you.

Drew planned a beautiful surprise proposal to the love of his life, Gianna!  I drove down to New Smyrna beach, florida and met up with Drew and Gianna's amazing friends while we waited for Gianna to walk down the beach boardwalk stairs to see the most perfect proposal!! She ran in excitement, Drew got down on one knee........ and SHE SAID YES!! We then spent the evening taking photos on the shore. It was a beautiful night and I'm so blessed to have been able to play a small part!