Congratulations on your engagement! These are very exciting times as you prepare for your next adventure in life.
Now that you have answered "Yes" to the "big" question, you may be wondering what to do next. First, take a deep breath and enjoy your engagement high! Tell your friends and family about your exciting news. Relish in the moment!
Secondly, set your priorities. What is most important item to have in your wedding? Is it the venue, the food, the photographer, or something else? This is where the dollars for your wedding budget should go.
Third. Pick a date. Once you are able to select a date that best meets the needs of you, your intended, and the key members of your wedding party you are able to start looking at venues.
Fourth. Is your ring a little big? Might be a good time to get it resized and insured while you are at it.
Fifth. Set a budget. Find a budget that does not break the bank, but allows you room to get the wedding of your dreams! Remember, you still have to live after your glorious day.
Sixth. Start a guest list. Invite those who are most important to you in this journey called life. Those who will "celebrate" your momentous occasion. Note: Remember that your guest count impacts your budget.
Seventh. Look at venues that fit the theme, budget, and guest count you have in mind. There are many options out there. It is okay to think outside the box when looking at wedding and ceremony locations.
Most importantly...Relax and enjoy one of the most important times in your life! You have time to plan your wedding. You can even hire a wedding planner to help you through your wedding bliss!