Congratulations on your engagement! There's nothing quite like the buzz you feel when one person has chosen you to be their favourite person in the world!
You'll get all the questions from your friends - How did they propose? Have you set a date? When's the engagement do?... It's time to start thinking about celebrating!
Your Engagement Party
Whether you have a dinner party with your close family, or a big party with all of your friends - this is your chance to really find out what you value as a couple. Do you love amazing food? A good band & DJ? Are you after fine dining, a busy BBQ, or maybe even a relaxing spa day for just the two of you? However you decide to celebrate your engagement, you'll probably find that you'll be looking at similar vibes for your wedding day too!
Your engagement celebrations will reflect your personality as a couple.
Your engagement celebrations are a good way of getting a bit of planning practice in before you start on your wedding day. You'll learn a few things along the way - such as having more guests versus keeping the costs down. And if you're having a big party you'll find that you spend barely more than 2 minutes with anyone in particular (including your new fiancé/e), and that everything will pass by in a whirlwind!
Tips for your Engagement Do
--> Write down everything that's important for your celebrations.
--> Think about your budget - it can sometimes run away from you!
--> Who would you like to celebrate with? The amount of people will affect your budget.
--> Delegate! Whether to friends or an event planner - you don't have to do it all by yourself!
--> Take a moment during the evening to take everything in.
--> Remember to send thank you cards to those who kindly bring gifts with them.
--> Get your guests to take lots of photos!
Your Engagement Photoshoot
This is another opportunity to do some pre-wedding planning. Usually when you're engaged, you choose a photographer that you love the style of and book them for an engagement photoshoot, with a mind to booking them for your wedding too.
The beauty of this is that you'll have stunning engagement photos for your Save the Dates, and for Insta of course. But also, it'll give you and your photographer the chance to get to know each other before your wedding, so that you'll feel nice and relaxed around them on your wedding day.
Your photographer is one of the most important people at your wedding. They'll be capturing the memories of one of the best days of your life, and snapping friends and family who are celebrating with you too. You'll treasure these photographs and share them for years to come, so it's important to get your photographer right and your engagement photoshoot is the perfect opportunity for this.
Tips for your Engagement Photoshoot
--> Choose a photographer who matches your style.
--> Be sure to think about your budget here too!
--> Think about your own style. Are you comfortable in front of the camera and love super elegant posed portraits? Or are you a bit camera shy and would prefer something natural? You should choose a setting that'll feel super relaxed - going for a walk in your favourite place is a great choice!
--> If you love the results of your engagement shoot, be sure to book your photographer for your wedding straight away! The best photographers get snapped up quickly! *pun definitely intended*
Let the Adventure Begin!
Whatever you decide to do for your engagement, remember to enjoy every moment of it together and soak up all the positive vibes. Have fun, set a date, and start dreaming about your Big Day!!!