You're Engaged! Now What?
HOW TO TELL YOUR FAMILY
Sometimes this can be a sensitive situation to deal with, and the way your families feel
about your fiancé will indicate how to let them know you are engaged.
family there. It would be a wonderful time for both families to meet, and share in the joy
together. Your families could begin planning your Engagement Party right away!
Call Your Relatives
Engagement DOs and DON’Ts start almost the
second you say yes. Your first task? Sharing the
exciting news with the world. No matter how tempting,
it’s an engagement no-no to not pick up the phone
and call your family members and friends. All of them.
No one likes to be the last to know—and getting the
news via mass e-mail, Twitter update or Facebook is
Today, bridal showers have morphed into a festive way for the bride’s female family and
friends to grab some girl time before the Big Day! Guests still “shower” the bride with
gifts, often for her new household, but there are also bridal showers that have more
specific themes – from lingerie parties to cooking classes.
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Congratulations, this is one of the most
exciting parts of your wedding experience!
|He finally asked the big question. He's gone over how he was
going to do it for a long time and is just waiting for the word YES
from you, and you said it.
This is the beginning of your new lives together, and what an
experience it is going to be! Prepare yourselves for the most
memorable time of your life!
You’re Engaged! Now What? The Things You Need to Do Right After You Get the Ring
Get Your Ring Sized
Your stunning sparkler is perfect in every way, except for
the size (or maybe it’s a little tight). Get it resized ASAP
after all, you’ll be showing it to everyone and the last thing
you want is to lose the thing an hour after you get it. The
process can take just a few hours or, at most, a few days
Set a Date
After “congratulations” and “let me see your ring,”
here’s the first thing people will ask: “When’s the
wedding?” It’ll save you lots of headaches if the two of
you come up with a vague-yet-specific answer, like “We’
re shooting for early in the year” or “We like the idea of
next fall.” People appreciate feeling like they’re in the
Create a Wedding Website
Now that you’ve told everyone the good news (on the
phone), set up a wedding site to keep everyone apprised
of your nuptial news. Post photos, write your “how we met”
story, have a guestbook—make it as personal and
interactive as you want. Get the bare bones up first; later
on, you can get fancy with wedding details, hotel advice,
maps, quizzes, daily thoughts and whatever other wedding
whimsies you want to share.
Plan a Night Out With Just Your Fiancé
Until the celebrations and parties and wedding are
finally over, there’s not going to be much “just the two
other now—and make it a point not to talk wedding
details. Yes, there’s a ton to do, but for now, it’s
perfectly OK to hit the town and celebrate—just you
Ask Your Parents (and His) for Their Ideal Guest Lists
Before you start putting a number on how many guests
you want, it’s time to ask both your parents about whom
they’d most want to invite. Be sure to tell them this is just a
preliminary list and things might change—it’s on paper, not
set in stone. After you have their “dream” lists, you can
add and edit and trim. Helpful hint: Ask them to help
prioritize their wish list by breaking it into tiers—it’ll help
you make cuts later on.
<< Simple Solitaire
A solitaire engagement ring whether the
cut is princess, While your bauble will
look lovely alongside nearly any
wedding band, we recommend pairing a
simple solitaire with a thin pavé
diamond band for an extra dose of
<< Pavé Band
If your engagement ring features an
eternity or half wedding band to let
your sparkler take center stage.
Pair your three-stone engagement ring
with a band featuring similarly cut
From top: Platinum engagement ring
with tapered baguette side stones and
emerald-cut diamond center stone.
Falling in Love..Engagement Ideas
In the heart of winter when everything looks so white, a little bit of red shines through reminding
us that a very special day is approaching. A day in the middle of February, one of the coldest
months up north, when thousands of couples will begin their plans for their future lives together.
February 14th, Valentines Day is a day when young and old alike can share stories of their
engagement, each of them unique and very special. We have compiled a list of some very
interesting and creative ways for you to propose to your future fiance and take your first steps
toward the words “I do.”
|Looking to get a little creative with
your proposal ideas?
Florida Bride Magazine asked our
Florida Brides to share creative ways
that their soul mates asked for their
hand. We compiled some of the top
from our list to inspire you.