8 Steps to Take After Your Engagement: A Guide to Planning the Wedding of Your Dreams

Congratulations on your engagement! This is such an exciting time, and it’s natural to feel overwhelmed with all the decisions you have to make. But as soon as you get engaged, take a moment to celebrate and share the news with your loved ones – then you can get started on the rest.

What To Do Straight After You’ve got Engaged

Here are some steps you can take after you’ve just got engaged to help you get started on your wedding planning journey:

Celebrate and share the news

Take some time to celebrate your engagement with your partner. This can be as simple as a quiet dinner at home or a night out with friends. You may also want to share the news with your family and close friends. This can be a special moment to share with the people you love.

Start thinking about your vision for the wedding

Even if you’re not ready to start making concrete plans, it can be helpful to start thinking about the overall vibe and style you want for your wedding. Do you want a formal affair or a laid-back, bohemian celebration? Do you envision a marquee or a celebration in a grand hall? These are the kinds of questions you can start considering as you begin to envision your big day.

Set a budget

As mentioned above, it’s important to set a budget early on in the planning process. This will help you narrow down your options and make sure you’re not overspending. Consider factors like your income, savings, and any contributions from family members when setting your budget.

Start a wedding planning folder

Whether it’s a physical folder or a digital one, having a place to keep all of your wedding-related documents and ideas can be really helpful. You can use this folder to store things like venue brochures, suppliers, inspiration photos, and budget sheets.

Decide on your wedding party

If you know who you want in your wedding party, go ahead and ask them as soon as you can. This will give them plenty of time to plan for any travel and other commitments.

Start researching venues

Once you have a rough idea of your guest list and budget, you can start looking at venues. Look for venues that fit your style and budget, and don’t be afraid to tour a few different options to see what feels right.

Consider hiring a wedding planner

If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the planning process, you may want to consider hiring a wedding planner. A planner can help you navigate all the details and keep you organised.

Take a break: Planning a wedding can be stressful, so make sure to take breaks and find ways to relax. Remember that this is supposed to be an exciting and joyous time, so don’t let the stress get to you.

Keep Sight of the Real Reasons for Your Special Day

Overall, the most important thing to remember is that this is your special day, and you should do what feels right for you and your partner. Don’t feel pressured to follow certain traditions or follow the latest wedding trends. Instead, focus on creating a day that reflects your personality and relationship. Congratulations on your engagement!

Keep Feeling Excited About Your Wedding

We have created a concise yet impactful Masterclass on Reengaging with Your Wedding Planning Process. It’s natural for the excitement of wedding planning to ebb and flow, but fear not – we’re here to reignite that spark and help you navigate this journey with renewed enthusiasm. In this video, we’ll share expert tips and strategies to overcome planning fatigue, regain focus, and inject creativity into every aspect of your celebration. Let’s dive in and rediscover the joy of planning the wedding of your dreams!

Hargate Hall Weddings

If you’re looking for a beautiful and unique venue for your big day, consider Hargate Hall. Nestled in the heart of the Derbyshire countryside, Hargate Hall offers a stunning setting for your wedding, with beautiful gardens, a grand staircase, and elegant event spaces. If you’re interested in learning more about Hargate Hall weddings, please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information. We would be happy to help you plan the wedding of your dreams.

Call us on 01298 872591 to talk about your booking. Or email us at info@hargate-hall.co.uk with the dates you’d like to book, and we’ll get straight back to you.