Jamison Elizabeth Photography
So you just got engaged. She/he got down on one knee, the next 20 minutes was a blur, and all of a sudden you have a ring on your finger.
Getting engaged is one of those life events that you’ll remember forever, and kicks off the beginning of a crazy, amazing, and whirlwind time. But having never been engaged before, you might be asking yourself: What now?!
Well, there’s not one right answer — since this time is all about celebrating you and your fiancé, you should definitely spend it in a way that’s meaningful to both of you! However, if you’d like a general outline or roadmap of what you should be doing in the next month to work up to wedding planning, then I’ve got you covered with this list of 10 things to do the month after you get engaged. You can follow it to a T or pick and choose what makes sense for you, but these are things all brides will need to think about or do eventually. So, why not start out prepared?
Nina & Wes Photography
Ready for Thanksgiving, brides and grooms? As the official beginning to this holiday season, you’ll of course be spending a lot of time with your loved ones. Start off the season right by letting them know exactly how important they are to you!
If you need some inspiration for sweet quotes to say around the Thanksgiving table, try some of our favorites (illustrated by gorgeous brides and grooms) below!
Jenna Bechtholt Photography
When your partner whom you love and care about more than anything has just proposed, there is no happier moment. Getting engaged is literally one of the most exciting and joyful moments in the world! That is why engagement parties are also so much fun: it’s your chance to share this new and exciting time in your life with your family and friends! Usually, an engagement party hits that sweet spot where you are still blissfully engaged, but haven’t turned into crazed wedding planner just yet!
So then comes the important question: what should you wear to your engagement party? There are so many fun dress choices that it can be hard to chose, so I am going to show you some gorgeous style options and you can find the right one for you!
The other thing I would recommend (once you find a dress style you like) is check out Rent the Runway. There you can rent gorgeous designer dresses from anywhere as low as $40! This way you can wear the couture dress you want to without dishing out the big bucks (the catch though, is you do have to return it).
Paige Winn via The Wedding Row
Brides, start your engines. Whether you’re newly engaged, about to be married, or somewhere in between, there’s two upcoming days that you should all mark your calendars for. Repeat after me: Black Friday & Cyber Monday.
Even if you’re not a Black Friday-type of shopper, trust me — there really is no better time this year to scoop up discounted style & gifts for your wedding. So if you’ve got to stick to a budget and are looking for ways to cut costs on your wedding day style, NOW is the time to pounce on those sales.
Don’t just jump in blindly though — you should absolutely have a game plan on what exactly you’re trying to find & save on for the wedding. Luckily for you, we’ve done the style snooping and found the top picks for what brides and bridesmaids should keep their eyes open for on this shopping holiday.