It is crazy to think we’ve been engaged for eight months now. I can tell you that it honestly goes by SO much faster than you would ever think. Whether you’re the first person in your friend group or the fifth, it’s hard to always know where to start after you’ve officially said “yes.”
1.) Celebrate and soak in every single moment. Chances are, your fiancé has planned something special for the night you got engaged. Soak in every second with just the two of you and all the many celebrations after.
2.) Call anyone and everyone you want to know before you post on social. The night we got engaged, we decided to wait to post until we made our calls and texts. Make a list of people you want to tell personally and then post when you’re ready to share.
3.) Talk to your fiancé about the kind of wedding you want. So many decisions to be made. Timing, location, size, season…and that’s just the beginning. Start to talk about what you are both envisioning for your special day and what your priorities are. It’ll be really nice to get ahead of those decisions early on so you can be more focused on planning the day you both want.
4.) Buy a wedding planing book, and start laying out a timeline. I got myself a Kate Spade wedding book and absolutely love it. It helps keep you focused, think through things you haven’t already thought of and keep you organized.
5.) Don’t stress, and enjoy the process. Everyone is different, and I totally like to plan more than the average person, but I absolutely love this wedding planning process. Try to do the same because you only get to do it once, if all goes right. Rush through the process or don’t, plan everything on your own terms and on your timeline and ignore what you should be doing because at the end of the day it’s only about you two.