Written by: Esri Cronjé | Bruidsgids
Photo by: Bridget Flohe
“The highest happiness on earth is marriage.”
– William Lyon Phelps
Are you one of the few lucky people who have found this special happiness in your life, but you are flustered with which path to take after the big question was asked – no problem. Here are 5 tips to guide you through your engagement.
- Take some time to embrace your happiness
Hyper-connectivity can consume a proposal. It is second-nature to Instagram or Facebook the special event immediately. This can take happiness from your proposal; thus, it is important to take a moment and let it sink in. Pop a bottle of Champagne and dream about your future together. Close yourselves in your engagement bubble and enjoy the beauty of the moment.
- Announce to your nearest and dearest
After getting engaged remember to tell your nearest and dearest first. When you are finished calling the family, call the friends that are almost like family to you. Then you can make the great “We got engaged!” post on social media for the world to see.
- All about the ring
It is very important to get your ring sized and insured as soon as possible. If it happens that your ring is a smidge too big, rather resize it to reduce the risk of losing it; the original jeweller should be able to resize it for free. When a tragic day comes when your wedding ring gets stolen or lost, insurance is the only way you can replace it without having to buy a new one. Coverage for ring insurance is usually very affordable and provides you with peace of mind.
- Pick your wedding party and plan the best engagement party
Getting engaged means there is a lot of important wedding decisions to be made and if you want an engagement party and you want help with the planning, it is essential to pick your wedding party so they can get to work. When deciding on a wedding party, choose the people who you know will uplift your day – not cause unwanted stress. An engagement party is a great way to celebrate with your loved ones and also an excellent excuse to shop for your first little white dress.
- Think about your engagement timeline
The key to a wedding day timeline that runs smoothly is planning ahead. Think roughly in which season you would like to get married in and plan according to that. Breaking down all the events leading up to your wedding will help you and ensure everything gets done on time.
Throughout all the planning for your wedding, it is very important to remember to enjoy the experience. Always keep the happiness you felt when you first got engaged as a memory through the process – it will be the time of your life.