Take a deep breath. Before you start thinking about what comes next, stop. Take a mental photo (and a real photo) of the place where the proposal happened, remember how you felt at that moment and enjoy the excitement that comes along with being newly engaged. Maybe even write down how you feel on a piece of paper to share with your spouse on your wedding day.
Make a budget. Planning a wedding can get expensive quickly, so make sure you decide on your budget before you start booking venues and tasting cakes. Then pick a date. Ideally, you’ll start with a range of dates that will work. Then when you find the perfect place, you’ll have a little flexibility depending on the days they have available. With a budget and a few options for a date, you’re ready to go venue shopping.
You’re now ready to start picking and planning all the details, the cake, the colors, the guests and a thousand other exciting things. Get ready for a whirlwind experience that will be full of love, laughter, tears and endless amounts of fun.