You’re engaged! Now what?

After celebrating with your fiancé, the responsibility of planning a wedding can sometimes seem more like a burden than a blessing. Keep your head high with these post-engagement tips and revel in the exciting months to come!

Call your friends and family – Now that you have both feet back on the ground, it’s important to share your good news with your closest friends and family. Make a few phone calls to tell your mom, dad, siblings, grandparents and best friends that you and your better half are tying the knot!

Pick a date – One of the most important tasks you’ll need to decide on as a couple is when and where you want to say your “I dos.” If you’re not ready to settle on a specific day just yet, try to narrow your wedding day down to a season or specific month because you’re going to be asked for a time frame. Once you have finalized your date, notify your wedding guests with a save-the-date card, such as the It’s All Adding Up announcements or a contemporary picture card like the Storybook Romance version. This way guests can mark their calendars well in advance so they don’t miss the event.

Pick a reception location – If there is one thing to cross off your list as soon as possible, it’s the reception site. Banquet halls, ballrooms and outdoor facilities tend to book as far as a year in advance, so the sooner you start looking around the better. Once you have your location secured, feel free to breath a sigh or relief and take a break before diving into the rest of the wedding planning process.

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