5 Things To Do Right After You Get Engaged

20 July 2022

Every couple’s dream is to have a memorable wedding, to bring together fantasy and reality in order to create unforgettable moments. Therefore, proper wedding planning is crucial.

1. Start Dreaming About Your Wedding

Before you start writing down some things on your wedding planning checklist, you’ve got some daydreaming to do. Maybe you’ve been planning your wedding your entire life, or maybe it has never crossed your mind. To get a better idea of what you want (or what you don't want), spend some time checking out bridal magazines, books, blogs, instagram sites and real wedding photos. Collect your ideas on an inspiration board because it will surely help you identify common threads and visualize how various elements will look together. Anyhow, don’t stress if you’re not sure what your wedding style should be. Hiring a great wedding planner can help you have the wedding of your dreams, even if you’re not sure what that looks like yet.

2. Create A Guest List

Decision on who to invite to your wedding is anything but easy. Therefore it’s important for you as a couple to agree on how big actually do you want your wedding to be.

It’s only logical to assume that your overall budget is tightly connected to your guest list and, in the end, every guest has its „price“. Although it’s important that it contains all family members, close relatives, godparents and other guests important to you, you have to bear in mind that the list grows larger when you add all your friends.

Good conduct rules teaches us that a spouse of your guest is automatically included in your guest list. Couples who live together should be invited together, regardless of their marital status. It is not strictly defined if you should invite girlfriend/boyfriend of your guest, but common courtesy does if you have enough space and budget. In case you`re inviting a couple who live separately, each of them should get their own invitation. In case of single guests, it’s best to leave them with an option to bring along their date.

Some changes in the final number of guests should be expected due to numerous reasons. It’s best to talk to your wedding planner about possible changes in number of guests on the day of the wedding. Good planning is important for your own satisfaction, but also for the satisfaction of each of your guest who will contribute to the celebration of your life.

3. Choose A Wedding Venue

It might seem as an easy task to choose the venue based on your taste, but there are way more details to be considered before booking your wedding venue.

Do you want your wedding to be indoors or outdoors? Are you going to host your ceremony and reception in the same space? These are things you’ll need to consider yourselves before you begin searching.

Your wedding venue not only needs to be able to accommodate your guests, but it also needs to create an atmosphere that fits with your own style. Even if you may not have decided on the kind of wedding you’re having, the venue itself will only go so far towards helping you create the mood. Think about things like the lighting, the flow of people as they move or dance around, colour schemes, flowers and how you can personalise the decor.

In case you have opted for a destination wedding, the guidelines of your wedding planner can be of crucial help. Nevertheless, it is important to keep in mind the rich experience that the planner has, a number of situations that he has already faced, so you can be sure that you will get reliable advice on how to organize the wedding of your dreams, all within the possibilities of an existing wedding venue.

After all, the most important piece of your wedding venue is the personal satisfaction that it gives you and your partner. I am sure that there is nothing more satisfying that entering your venue and knowing that you have found the most beautiful, memorable spot for you and the love of your life to get married.

4. Confirm Your Wedding Planner

In case you want to save time and avoid stress, you will definetely need wedding planning agency. Because of their industry connections, most planners can even negotiate deals for you with vendors, which becomes a cost-saver in the long run.

Your wedding planner agency will encourage you to think about all sorts of ideas, to choose the right ones and tone them up. Thereby, they will save time you can spend for yourselves and spare you numerous whatnots that will waste your time and energy. In this way, you will avoid all stressful parts of planning process and focus on more important elements such as choosing a wedding dress, picking your florist or some wedding decor ideas.

5. Appoint Your Wedding Party

Giving your nearest and dearest a role in your wedding party is a meaningful gesture, but it’s more than merely that. This very special group of people will support you throughout this period of your life; they will be right there to hold you steady through planning and realisation of this memorable occasion.

Choosing your wedding party can also be difficult. There is a certain fear that you will leave out an important person for yourself and that this person will be offended. However, who you want to include in your special day should be a personal decision. Is it your best friends, siblings or perhaps a close family member or two, it depends only on you.

The maid or matron of honor is the bride's right-hand woman and is usually taken by the bride’s best friend or sister. It’s the highest honor in the wedding party and comes with a fair share of responsibilities. The best man serves many of the same duties as the maid of honor. For that reason, the groom will usually choose his best friend or brother to fulfill this role. This person will stand by the groom’s side during the wedding and will also offer any support that’s needed throughout the day.

While there are lot more traditional wedding party roles that you can choose to include, it's ultimately up to you and your partner to decide who you want to participate in your special day. Don`t forget - your wedding, your rules!


Please remember there are no two weddings alike, and because of that, we will always encourage you to do things differently and follow your hearts while planning your wedding.

Our mission is to be a resource that doesn’t tell you how to plan a wedding, but instead shows you all of the possibilities that exist for your big day.

Happy planning!

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