Did he just pop the question? And you said yes, and then ask, now what?
Well there starts your courtship; here is what to do, right after you call your best friend of course!
While some people may start planning the wedding, there are some things you should consider first. Get to know your partner better. Know that this is the person you want to spend the rest of your life with, even when they are old and wrinkled. Not to be pessimistic but it is easier to break an engagement than a marriage.
Plan the engagement party. This is a great time to inform your friends and relatives that you got engaged. An engagement party should have the people, who are close to you, a lesser number than you will have at the wedding. Involve your partner in planning by first creating a guest list.
Set a date, preferably a year away
Set a wedding date. You may not have the specific date but have an approximation of the time period. At the engagement party, people will be asking, “when is the wedding?” You don’t want to eeehh, mmmhhh. At least have a range of time, something like, “We hope to have the wedding before the end of next year.”
Wedding magazines and blog
Start going through wedding magazines, websites and blogs. These will give an idea of wedding trends and budget. You will also learn a lot of the challenges other brides go through and learn from them. If you like, you can start a wedding blog where you will update the progress of your wedding preparations for your friends to see.
Open a wedding account
Open a joint account with your fiancé and start saving for the wedding. This will help you budget for the wedding based on how much you can afford. It is also a test of how you two will deal with your finances once you are married.
These are advisable so that they will help you choose the wedding photographer wisely. If you have been eyeing a certain photographer, hold an engagement photo session with them. If the photos turn out great, then you have yourself a photographer.