What to Do After You Get Engaged

If you were the lucky recipient of a recent engagement proposal and you said YES! well, congratulations! Planning your wedding is going to be one of the most memorable adventures of your life. As any married couple will tell you, it has its highs and lows and through it all, it’s worth every second to have your dream wedding come to life. All you need is some planning and patience and the help of professionals along the way to make this journey an especially great one to remember.

So first things first. Now that you’re officially engaged and you’ve shared the picture of your ring with family and friends, it’s time to start planning for your big day.

Here are just a few things that you should do immediately.

Step 1: Start Researching Wedding Venues

One of the most important elements in a successful wedding is the venue. This is the place you’ll gather with family and friends to share on your special occasion. You’ll want to pay attention to the location, the ambiance, ask about food options and be sure they will accommodate the vision you have for a spectacular wedding. As you research and narrow down your choices, you should consider things like how many guests you plan to have, what day/month you’d like to get married, and any other make or break details you want to be included. These should help you to narrow down some choices to then make appointments for a tour and discussion.

Step 2: Pick Your Maid of Honor / Best Man

If you’re planning a more traditional wedding, then the next step is to pick the people who will stand by your side as witnesses as you say I do. These should be people whose opinion you value and who you trust. They will be there with you for the big day and throughout the decision-making process to ensure all the details are perfect. Consider siblings, friends or family but narrow it down and ask so you can move on to the next item on the list.

Step 3: Book Your Wedding & Send Save the Dates

The best wedding venues get booked for dates that are far in advance. It’s so important that part of your major to-do list as soon as you’re engaged includes booking a wedding venue. Once you have this detail confirmed you can start to work on all the other lists to follow. Think about the time of year in which you want your wedding to occur. Do you want a summer wedding? What about the fall? Fall time in Connecticut means it’s not too hot or too cold and the foliage is a beautiful backdrop. This is also the most requested season to get married, so you’ll want to make that decision soon.

Prime dates are going quickly for 2022 and 2023 at The Riverhouse at Goodspeed Station in Connecticut. Our gorgeous and private wedding venue promises you the very finest in food, service, and elegance that you and your guests will long remember.

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