The love of your life just popped the question, and of course, you responded with an excited, “Absolutely!” Now, it’s time to spring into action to make the most out of this exciting time in your life. Here are some of the things you should consider doing as soon as you get engaged.
Celebrate With Your Fiancé!
An engagement is something to celebrate, so make sure you two take time to revel in your new status. Whether you want to host a party with friends or simply enjoy an intimate evening in with a bottle of champagne, you should show one another just how much it means that you’re going to spend the rest of your lives together.
As part of your celebration, you may consider taking part in an engagement photo shoot. If so, start looking for a photograph and planning which theme or setting will best highlight the uniqueness of your love story.
After Basking in The Glow of Engagement, Start Thinking Timelines
It’s not quite time to pick a specific date, but shortly after you get engaged, you should start to plan which season or month you might like to say, “I do” in. Try to get a general idea of what timing will work best for both of you: do your jobs become particularly hectic at a certain time? Are there any previous commitments that you shouldn’t interfere with? Have you always dreamed of having a winter wedding or an outdoor summer affair?
Once you pick a timeline, you’ll have something to begin planning around and it will help you understand just how quickly you need to jump into action.
Let’s Make “Cents” of Our Budget
This may not be the most romantic conversation you have following your engagement, but it’s essential to ensure you and your fiancé are on the same page with regards to how much money you will have for your wedding and its associated events.
Is anyone else contributing to your big day? Have your parents offered to host your bridal shower or reception dinner? If so, how will this affect how you plan and what is a number you can feel comfortable with spending?
Here Comes the Most Exciting Part…
Once you know approximately when you want to host your wedding and how much you have to spend, you can start one of the most creative and exciting parts of planning your wedding – choosing the picture-perfect venue! Desirable venues book up well in advance, so it’s wise to make your move early on to ensure you get the spaces you want to host your ceremony and reception.
If you are looking for upscale elegance in one of Ontario’s most romantic towns, consider booking your wedding with Vintage Hotels. Choose from three unique wedding venues in Niagara-on-the-Lake that have been heralded as the perfect destinations for happy couples year after year.