Congratulations! That beautiful moment has happened and you’re now engaged… so what happens next? Before you jump into the exciting world of wedding planning and preparations for the big day, there’s a few immediate things to take care of.
Grab your favourite drink and settle into your storytelling era, because you’re about to embark on a storytelling marathon! Your friends and family will love to hear your personal proposal story, from the early planning days right up to the moment you said ‘yes’, and all the fun details in between. Brace yourself for happily animated conversations in your best narrator voice as friends and family eagerly ask about the ring’s debut and the ‘Will you marry me?’ life-changing moment. With each retelling, your story will take on a life of its own, transforming into a cherished narrative that’s bound to become a classic in your personal love story.
The first to call is likely to your family. Both families will be eagerly awaiting your call, so they can hear your story and relay it to their friends and neighbours. As you announce your engagement to your soon-to-be in-laws, it’s a bundle of emotions. There’s the joyous excitement, a step into ideas for colours, guests and dates to remember, and perhaps even a virtual toast to mark the celebration. Sharing the news with family adds a chapter to your engagement story that’s filled with love, laughter, and brings you all closer together as the journey to ‘I do’ officially starts.
Your closest friends will be wanting an update too. Meet up with your best friends to share the news and retell your proposal story, perhaps with a few extra details kept for their ears only. It’s akin to sharing the juiciest gossip which they then can’t wait to share themselves and celebrate wholeheartedly with you. Your friends, after all, are your ultimate cheerleaders and will be there to share every moment of the planning and wedding day which awaits. So, spread the news like confetti, and let the collective planning for a memorable celebration begin. They will be full of advice and ideas you can add to your party planning checklist too.
As the thrill of your engagement story echoes through the grapevine, it’s time to give your engagement ring the spotlight it deserves. Before you embark on an impromptu photo shoot for your online world, consider treating yourself to a pampering session. A manicure is like the finishing touch on a masterpiece, adding a touch of elegance that ensures that every photo looks Insta-worthy. It is also probably a good idea to look into insuring your engagement ring, creating a safety net that guarantees peace of mind and protects your sparkling symbol of commitment.
With the news spreading fast and your freshly manicured hands gleaming, it’s time to let the world know about this exciting chapter in your lives. Prepare to share your story to the world on social media with friends, extended family, and all your dedicated followers. Create a caption that delightfully shares the highlights of your proposal story, sprinkled with joy and perhaps a few photos of the moment if possible. Take a lovely photo of you both sharing your combined happiness, and watch the flood of likes, comments, and heart emojis flood in.
Now that the virtual cheers have settled into a warm buzz both online and in real life, it’s time to embrace the delightful chaos of wedding planning. Whether you prefer a paper-free online spreadsheet or the romantic keepsake of a wedding planning book, staying organised is key to maintaining some sanity in the whirlwind of wedding preparations. Your chosen method will become your magical map that guides you through the maze of venue choices, floral arrangements, cake tastings and all your beautifully curated wedding details.
As the conversation continues and your party plans unfold, it can feel like a whirlwind of ideas and excitement. Be sure to take some time to enjoy every moment, savour the sweet chaos, and revel in the magic of your engagement. Here’s to your next blissful chapter together!
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