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I said YES, now what do I do??


You're engaged! Now What????

First, tell your family. You do not want them to find out on social media or from your friends.

If you have your ring, go ahead and insure it. Your ring was a BIG investment! Treat it as such!! Insurance will replace your ring if lost or stolen.  

Photos!!! No, I'm not talking about selfies!! LOL! Have a quick engagement photo session. Take some and give to family and friends or order just a few for you, him, and the parents. 

Think about your guest list. Determining the number of guests will help with venue selection and budget. The more guest, the bigger the venue. The more guest, the bigger the budget. 

Choose your wedding date range. I say 'range' just in case the exact date that you want may not be available at the exact venue that you want. 

Set your budget. Decide who will pay for what. Start saving.

Select your venue options. Do you want your ceremony and reception at the same place? Do you want a destination wedding and have a small reception upon your return? Do you want a Church or hotel wedding? Do you want an outdoor wedding under the sun or inside a tent? 

Once you decide on a venue, book it!!

Choose your wedding party. Choose wisely! You will need responsible people who will have your best interest at heart. 

Try on dresses! The best part! Other than saying "YES"!!

Need help? Need planning tips? Need advice? Call me! I would love to help you plan your BIG DAY!

405-309-9311

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