Congratulations! I hope your engagement day was one of the best days of your life. I’m so excited for you and the adventure you are about to go on with your loved one. After the initial shock of celebration and realizing you will be getting married wears off, you might think of things to do when you get engaged. Don’t stress yourself out! As a DC Engagement and Wedding Photographer, I am here for you every step of the way. Here I have my top 5 tips for what you need to do when you get engaged.
Engagement photos are not to be missed. Many couples think they can skip this step. However, I highly advise that you take the time to do so. Your wedding photos will capture your relationship in a more glammed-up essence when you are looking your best. Engagement photos are more of an everyday style to capture your joy and excitement as a couple. While you are at it booking your engagement photos, go ahead and book your wedding photographer too.
Your engagement ring is most likely one of your most prized possessions, so you want to make sure you are totally covered in case of an emergency. If your ring gets damaged or lost, you want to be prepared. So make sure this has happens when you are considering things to do when you get engaged.
It’s never too early to start building a strong foundation for a healthy marriage. Pre-marital counseling can greatly influence how the rest of your marriage goes, and you want this to be a life-long adventure of happiness. During this time you will discuss all of the important issues that come up during marriage and can begin to build your life together as a married couple.
It’s important to discuss and layout the goals you want to achieve as a team. When do you want to buy a house? Do you want kids? How many? How much do you want to have in savings in 2-3 years? Is there debt that needs to be paid? How many dates do you want to go on per week? How many chicken nuggets do you want to eat in a year? Haha! Once you get busy with wedding planning, these big topics will be some of the last things on your mind.
It can get stressful planning a wedding, so it’s essential to take enough time to rest. It’s important to cherish this sweet season because it’ll be gone before you know it. Don’t forget to spend time together during your engagement, just the two of you, without any wedding talk. Keep the humor and love in your relationship alive!