The big question has been popped, and you said yes! Before you start planning everything, make sure you take some time together to enjoy engaged life. When you’re ready to make the big announcement and start envisioning your perfect day, you may have no idea where to begin. Luckily, we’ve got a list of the top 5 do’s before you say “I do”!
1. DO Call Your Family
Get started by making a phone call to your family and friends that are closest to you. Delivering this news directly to those people is an important first step in the process of planning your celebration. It offers a personal touch and reassures those people that they are important to you. Be sure to reach out to your family members first, then prioritize your very best friends. You want to make sure that your VIP list is contacted and covered with the big news before you start sharing it with the rest of the world.
2. DO Make a Social Media Post
It is now time to announce your happy news to everyone else in the world. Make sure that you have had a recent manicure so your hands look their absolute best when it is time to share photos. You may want to have some engagement photos taken before you share your news online. You could also snap some yourself and edit them with BeFunky! When you share on social media, be sure to include the ins and outs of how the question was asked so you are not bombarded with a bunch of questions.
3. DO Choose a Wedding Theme
Kick off the real planning of your wedding by selecting a theme for the event. Start browsing for inspiration with platforms like Pinterest to create your own vision board. Choosing your aesthetic is a great place to start if you haven’t thought about what your wedding will look like – this will make decision-making so much easier when the time comes. It helps influence the selection of colors for your wedding, impacts the dress or suit style that you like, and offer guidance for the types of venues you look at.
4. DO Make a Game Plan
The most important part of launching your wedding planning is to create a budget to guide you in all of the other choices. Making sure that you have aligned with your partner on how much you want to spend is going to make the rest of your planning easier. Next, choosing a venue and a date go hand in hand with creating a realistic time frame. Set up a wedding website to gather all the information you need to stay organized, like registries and RSVPs. After this, you can finalize your guest list and plan to send out save the dates about 8-12 months before your wedding, and invitations around 4-5 months before your event.
5. Do Pick Your Bridal Party
Selecting those important people who are standing up with you is one of the most fun parts of the wedding planning process. However, making that final decision can be quite an endeavor. Start with a list of the most important people in your life – such as close siblings or best friends. And don’t worry about balancing your choices with your partner’s. Instead, focus on selecting the people that you will feel loved and supported by the most. Once you have made your choices, make sure to propose to them in a fun way with the help of BeFunky’s Card Maker.
Say “I Do” to More Than Your Partner
With these 5 things to say “I Do” to, you can kick off planning the wedding of your dreams. With BeFunky in hand for all your Design and Photo Editing needs, you can accomplish your to-do list with no problems. Enjoy some one-on-one time with your partner after the proposal, and then get started making your way through this list.