May 21, 2020
Your engagement might have been a total shock or an expected surprise- either way,
CONGRATULATIONS! We know there’s a lot running through your mind right now so we’ve put
together some simple first steps now that you’ve added bling to your ring finger.
Tell all your peeps! Whether that is family, your besties, or all your TikTok followers, let the
people you love “in” on the big news. Be prepared to tell your engagement story a million times
and hear questions you’ve never even thought about but don’t feel pressured to answer them!
Your friends and family are excited for you and they want to hear (and likely have some input) in
everything from your color scheme, to your dress or how you will wear your hair. Head back
over to our blog for more help on the way to answer those exact questions, but don’t be afraid to
say, “That’s a great question, we will think about it and talk it over!”
H + D – Christopher Keels Photography
Before you get caught up in wedding planning, take a moment to enjoy & celebrate being
engaged. It’s SO easy to move quickly through this stage in your relationship so be intentional
with this moment. Celebrate by popping a bottle of champagne with your new fiancé, go to
dinner, or take a mini vacay (even if it’s just a local hotel- ask us for our favs!) Soak in the love
and attention from your family and friends and have a party to commemorate all that is to come.
Engagement parties typically occur within 4 months of your engagement, Rooted Together
offers party planning and would love to include this in your customized package!
Think about your budget. It is VITAL to know what spending amount you and your fiance are
comfortable with PRIOR to making any wedding planning decisions. You will likely have some
uncomfortable conversations with your parents, or anyone contributing to the overall costs.
Determining who can help, and in what way, will give you a baseline to factor how much you
can allocate to each vendor. Once you have that number, talk to your planner, and let us help
you break it down realistically. A lot of times, the budget “recommended” for each vendor by
The Knot or Wedding Wire, takes national averages and does not reflect the cost of services in
your particular city. By involving a professional, we can guide you to the best vendors within
your price point and give you an idea of cost per guest. When we have an overall budget, and
your style and vision in mind, we can help you calculate how many guests you should invite, or
advise you where to cut so you can afford the wedding you always envisioned.
While everyone might share their own personal next steps, putting these 3 tasks on the top of
your list will focus on valuable relationships alongside your soon to be spouse and the people
supporting your marriage. Continue to check in with us for some valuable information to get into
the nitty gritty details of planning your big day!
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