Congratulations if you’re reading this blog because, chances are, you’ve probably just got engaged! Time is going to feel like a bit of a whirlwind in the next few days and months – there’s a lot to do and a lot of people to see. While that could be overwhelming, we’d like to invite you to take a breath and consider just these five things to start you off on your journey towards your wedding to the person you love.
Tell your friends and family
So, there’s a ring on your finger and after the celebrations with your partner, you’re probably bursting to tell your close friends and family about your engagement. While it may be tempting to snap a ring selfie, the last thing you’d want is for your mum to find out about your engagement from someone on Facebook instead of from you herself.
Therefore, make a list with your partner of all the people you’d both like to tell and take a couple of hours to call, Skype or Facetime your loved ones to let them know about the happy event. If your partner has taken the traditional route of asking your parents for their blessing before proposing, you can guarantee that your parents are waiting by the phone for your call.
In the next couple of weeks, your hands are going to get a lot of visibility as your friends, family, colleagues and acquaintances all want a glimpse of your brand-new engagement ring. In terms of practicality, unless your partner was extremely lucky, or you picked out your ring together, it’s common for there to be some resizing needed. You don’t want it disappearing off your finger because it’s slightly too loose, or for it to be uncomfortably tight.
Also, make sure to add your ring to your insurance policy, or get specific insurance for it. While no one plans to lose their ring, if something were to happen it’s good to make sure the costs are covered.
Finally, and this is definitely a pampering opportunity, why not treat yourself to a manicure? If so many people are going to be admiring your ring, the last thing you want is chipped nail polish to detract from its beauty.
Discuss a wedding budget
While you don’t need to start making any decisions yet, or even start planning much, it’s a good idea to at least have an idea of your budget so you know what kind of wedding you’d like to have.
Understanding what kind of savings you have available, whether you’ll be receiving any help from family members, or even just working out the amount you’d be willing to spend, can help make future planning a lot easier since you already know what you have to work with.
Also, even just discussing a budget with your partner can help you both begin to work out the ideas that you each have and any specific things either person would like to make sure are included in the big day – such as a particular venue, a certain band or a specific menu.
Don’t get worried – like we mentioned above, there’s no need to start actually booking anything yet. However, it is good to have a look around at any venues that you would consider, so that you can understand the capacity of the event space, whether they are registered for ceremonies, what features they offer, and which venues fit within your budget.
If you’re looking for a wedding venue in the heart of London that offers first-class cuisine, six different sized event spaces, the ability to host a wedding at the same location, and a skilled wedding planner to help you with the specifics, consider The Brewery. Explore our specialised wedding website, The Proposal, to find out more about what we offer.
Don’t forget to relax
In the face of so much planning and so many decisions, it can be difficult to remember that this is a celebration of your love and commitment to the most special person in your life. For that reason, make sure to take time to just relax and enjoy being engaged before throwing yourself into the wedding planning.
Make time for the two of you – whether that’s a weekend away, an engagement-moon, or a date night out. Do whatever you’d like to spend time with each other, enjoy the excitement of your engagement and look forward to your life together.
With an emphasis on originality, The Brewery is located in the heart of London and boasts a range of unique and adaptable spaces, full of character and each available to host your wedding ceremony and reception. For more information about planning your big day at The Brewery, get in touch with us today.