Oh, the beautiful bliss of getting engaged! What could possibly be more magical?! Despite the layers of happiness you both are feeling, you may still be wondering, “I’m engaged, now what?” Which, quite frankly, is a legitimate question deserving of some expertise. Novalee Events Co. has outlined eight likely things to do now that you are engaged⏤starting with the most important: Jubilate!!
Your engagement journey has begun! In the short-term, get together with good friends and close family for a celebratory festive cocktail! For the long-term, plan a festive engagement soirée to toast, eat and laugh to your joyous engagement! This is a fabulous approach to share the exciting news of the upcoming nuptials!
RING INSURANCE – GET THOSE ROCKS INSURED!
It may not be the most festive task, but it is certainly one of the most important. No one plans on the distressing event, but having a backup plan for the unfortunate occurrence of losing or damaging your engagement ring is pivotal. It is also a fairly easy task! Most home owners insurance allows it to be added to the policy.
ENGAGEMENT RING CARE
While routine home cleaning brings much of the brilliance back to your stones, Novalee Events Co. also recommends periodic scheduled professional cleanings. White gold will eventually have a yellow sheen despite meticulous home maintenence. This is actually the gold’s original color coming to light. To bring your ring back to its pristine white gold shine, professional jewlerys will apply a process called Rhodium plating. FYI: You will be AMAZED at the condition of your ring post-process! It will look like it did when you were first engaged!
Create a Pinterest board of images that speak to your dream wedding. When creating your wedding inspiration board, search for a variety of images across many genres⏤not just wedding inspo pictures. To visualize your wedding and to fuel your design aesthetic for your wedding day, look at architecture, interior design, art and travel! By doing so, you have the opportunity to create a one-of-a-kind event that is unique to you and your fiancé! Novalee Events Co. Creative Event Design breaks this process down so that a personal and intentional event comes to fruition. Contact us to learn more about our trend-setting service!
DETERMINE THE BUDGET
Though not glamorous, but discussing and setting a budget is so, so very important. Have a conversation about who is going to contribute and how much they will be contributing. This may not be a comfortable conversation to have, but it is a necessary one that will lessen the potential for misunderstanding later down the planning journey. By defining a budget, realistical expectations can be set in terms of floral design, wedding venues, the kind of photographer that fits within your wedding budget and so much more.
RESEARCH YOUR DREAM VENUE
Before you set a date, research venues that fit your wedding vision, budget and work within your prospective guest count. If you have invested in a planner, he or she will direct you to a list of suitable venues, and subsequently, set up meetings to further assess the event sites. The benefit of working with a planner is that they come with familarity and expertise on various venues. To help couples navigate among the many event space options here in Pittsburgh, Novalee Events Co. has constructed a list of the Best Pittsburgh Wedding Venues!
SELECT YOUR WEDDING DATE
Once you have selected your venue, narrow down and confirm your wedding date. Check with both families to determine if there are any obstacles to selecting your desired date. When choosing your wedding date, aim to give yourself at least a year for the planning process (most weddings are planned within 12-18 months). Below are a few helpful questions to ask when selecting a date:
– What season would you prefer to get married?
– Are there any significant dates or holidays that will affect your date choice?
– Should you explore off-season wedding dates to potentially help with the wedding budget?
PAUSE AND ENJOY
Getting engaged is one of those once in a lifetime moments. Our advice: Slow down and enjoy it. Providing that your wedding timeline allows, don’t immediately start the planning process. Rather, savor this sweet moment! Second piece of advice: Take a break from connectivity and enjoy togetherness. There will be plenty of time to share your engagement bliss on social media platforms. But for the initial time being, hold off just a bit and enjoy the intimate newness of being engaged.
Pause & Enjoy concludes this list, however, as far as we are concerned, it is certainly not the least! To further help you navigate your post-engagement journey, contact Novalee Events Co!