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Top 10 Things to Do as Soon as You Get Engaged

Written by: Sue Fritz | | Jewelry

The moment has finally come. He popped the question and you said yes! This is one of the most exciting times of your life, but it can also be a bit overwhelming. You know you have so many tasks ahead of you but no idea where to start. Not to mention you are fielding lots of question from well-intentioned friends and family. There are a few things to do right away so start with our Top 10 list and work your way to your wedding day without too much stress.

Top 10 List to Do Right Away

  1. Tell your closest friends and family before you make your big reveal on social media
    We’ve all heard those horror stories where the mother or best friend accidentally finds out on a social platform before hearing the news in person. Plus, it’s fun to tell your closest loved ones in person and get to watch their reaction.
  2. Get your nails done
    This might sound a bit unnecessary but just keep in mind how many people will be looking at your finger and hand in the upcoming days and weeks.
  3. Insure your ring
    This might not sound like the most romantic part of your engagement but insuring your new, and likely, most valuable possession will ease any worries about loss or damage. Lavalier offers quick and easy quotes so you can check this step off your list.
  4. Celebrate with your new fiancé
    Take an evening for just the two of you to celebrate before getting caught up in the hustle and bustle of wedding planning. Head to your favorite bar and enjoy a glass of champagne as you toast your new life together.
  5. Consider when and where
    You may not be sure of all the details yet but everyone will be excited to hear anything about your upcoming wedding. You might have a month in mind you can tell your friends and family or even just be ready with a statement like: “We’re just enjoying being engaged right now.”
  6. Start your wedding web site
    You may want to jump right in and start planning but start with an easy step first and create your wedding web site. Plus, you can document your engagement story here for everyone to read.
  7. Set a budget
    This might not be the most exciting part of starting your planning, but it is one of the most important. You and your spouse-to-be need to be on the same page financially as you begin a life together, and you don’t want to blow your whole budget on the venue.
  8. Think big picture
    Start with an idea of what your wedding will look like – determine together if you want the giant wedding of your childhood dreams or something simple that reflects your current style.
  9. Draft a guest list
    Once the budget is set, think about who is coming. You will likely tweak this list several times before you get to your final copy.
  10. Enjoy being engaged
    You’ve never been happier and everyone wants to throw you a part. Enjoy each other and spend time together, and carve out time to celebrate with friends and family.

Even though you’ve been thinking about this moment for years, it is still not enough to prepare you for many tasks you have ahead of you. This is an amazing time of your life so be sure to go slow and enjoy every moment.


  1. The First 10 Things You Need to Do Right After You Get Engaged. (Accessed July 14 2020).
  2. 10 Things to Do When You Get Engaged. (Accessed July 14 2020).25

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