Arizona Engagement Photos at Lake Pleasant by Kaci Lou Photography

Top 12 things to do After Getting Engaged

You’re engaged! Woooooooooo! But…what now? I’ve been there and I didn’t know where to start! Here are some tips from someone that has helped brides plan for awhile now-

  1. Soak it in! Take a selfie, throw a party. Just enjoy this blissful time before you get a million questions from everyone you know.
  2. Your first big decision together-who are you going to tell, when and how.
  3. Get your nails done so you can take the perfect ring selfie! Papago Park Engagement Photo by Kaci Lou Photography
  4. Take care of your ring! Get it resized (so it doesn’t slip off your finger!) and insured if it isn’t already.
  5. You are going to get asked right away-how did he propose and when is the date.  Decide on the season you want to get married, select a few possible dates. Or pick a date that is meaningful to you. Having a few options helps in case your venue or wedding photographer are already booked. Check out this post with tips on how to pick your date.
  6.  Determine your style and budget. This is the time to hire a wedding planner to help you. If not, at least get a wedding planner/binder to keep you organized!
  7. Book your venue (if needed, there are some lovely elopement locations out there for free)
  8. Book your wedding photographer (hey that’s what I do :P)! And the videographer too if you are opting for one.
  9. Choose your wedding party (asking them in a cute way is really fun!)Mountain Shadows Styled Shoot-168
  10. Take Engagement Photos
  11. Create a guest list and send invites Mountain Shadows Styled Shoot-108
  12. Get your wedding dress (so much fun trying on dresses!), suit, his ring, book other vendors (go to several cake and catering tastings…yum!) and decor.

Bonus tip: Plan for your marriage, not just the wedding 😉

Creekside Inn Sedona Wedding Photographer

Love,
Kaci Lou

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