So You're Engaged! Now What? 5 Things to Get the Ball Rolling

Hey there, lovebirds! So, you said yes (or maybe you're the one who popped the question), and now you're officially engaged! Cue the confetti, the champagne toasts, and of course, the overwhelming rush of excitement mixed with a hint of "What do we do now?" Don't worry; you're not alone in that feeling. Planning a wedding can seem like a giant task, but don't worry! NKIN is here to break it down for you, starting with the first five things you should tackle.

  1. Celebrate Just the Two of You: You're engaged! That's huge! Before announcing it to the world, take a moment to revel in this magical time with your partner. Plan a romantic dinner at your favorite restaurant, go for a scenic hike, or simply cuddle up on the couch with a bottle of champagne. This is your special moment, so make sure to cherish it together before sharing the excitement with everyone else.

  2. Set a Budget: Ah, money – the not-so-glamorous side of wedding planning. Sit down with your partner and have an honest conversation about your finances. Decide on a budget that feels comfortable for both of you. Remember, this is just the beginning, so try not to get too caught up in the numbers. Flexibility is key, but having a rough idea of what you're working with will help guide your decisions moving forward.

  3. Dream Big (But Be Realistic): Time to let your imagination run wild! Start envisioning what your dream wedding looks like. Do you picture an intimate ceremony on a sandy beach, or a grand affair in a historic castle? Grab a glass of wine (or two) and create a vision board together. Pinterest will become your new best friend, trust me. Just remember to keep your expectations in check and be open to compromise. It's all about finding that perfect balance between fantasy and feasibility.

  4. Choose a Date (or at Least a Season): Okay, so maybe you haven't nailed down the exact date just yet, but deciding on a general timeframe is essential. Consider factors like weather, holidays, and any significant events happening in your lives that year. Once you have a rough idea, you can start scouting venues and vendors that have availability during your chosen season.

  5. Get Organized: Last but certainly not least, get yourself organized, my friend. Invest in a wedding planner or start a digital spreadsheet – whatever floats your boat. Make lists, create timelines, and set reminders. You'll thank yourself later when you're not scrambling to find a last-minute florist or trying to remember if you booked the DJ. 

And there you have it – the first five things to tackle when you get engaged! Remember, wedding planning is a journey, not a sprint, so take your time and enjoy the ride. Oh, and don't forget to sneak in some date nights amidst all the chaos. After all, your love story is what brought you here in the first place.