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The Lead Up

Getting engaged often involves a lot of planning beforehand. The person proposing may spend weeks or even months figuring out how they want to pop the question. They'll likely put a lot of thought into selecting the perfect ring, figuring out the ideal location, and planning any special elements to make it a memorable moment.

Many couples have discussed marriage beforehand so they're on the same page about taking this big step. The proposer may subtly try to determine ring size and style preferences so they can select a ring their partner will love. Some couples even go ring shopping together to make sure it's the perfect fit and design.

If it's going to be a surprise proposal, the person asking has to stealthily make all the plans solo. They'll often have to sneakily figure out ring size by borrowing a ring their partner wears. And they'll have to come up with a creative proposal idea and location that fits their partner's personality. The lead up involves laying all the groundwork to ensure the moment goes smoothly and creates lifelong memories.

The Big Moment

Describing the big moment he proposed can make for an exciting and romantic story to share. Think back to the setting - was it a quiet restaurant or secluded beach? Or maybe it was in your own home while curled up on the couch. Set the scene with details to draw the reader in.

Focus on his words as he expressed his love and desire to spend the rest of his life with you. Share how he got down on one knee, pulled out the ring box, and popped the question. Let the anticipation build as you decided to joyfully say "Yes!" to his proposal. Allow the retelling of this special moment to transport you both back to the overwhelming happiness you felt in that instance.

The proposal marks the official start of your life together, so savor the memory. By vividly recounting the scene, you create a touching keepsake to cherish. Each detail holds meaning and cements this monumental occasion in your love story.

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Let the Celebrations Begin

Getting engaged is an extremely exciting time, so it's only natural to want to celebrate with your nearest and dearest right away. After all, you'll want to see the joy on your loved ones' faces as you share the wonderful news.

One of the first things many newly engaged couples do is announce the engagement to family. This is often done right away, either in person, over the phone, or via video call. Hearing the thrilled reactions of parents, siblings, grandparents, and other family members adds to the joy and significance of this milestone.

Many couples also host engagement parties, which are celebrations with family and friends shortly after the proposal. These are excellent opportunities to make the announcement and show off the ring. Popular engagement party ideas include hosting a dinner at a favorite restaurant, throwing a backyard barbecue bash, or gathering at a bar or lounge. The style and size of the party depends on the couple's preferences.

Beyond parties, couples may go out to a special celebratory dinner with their closest loved ones. Fine dining at an elegant restaurant creates a memorable evening to soak in the excitement. Casual nights out for burgers, pizza and drinks are also popular options among newly engaged pairs. Culinary treats make for fantastic engagement celebrations.

Getting engaged is an unforgettable life moment. Letting loved ones join in on the excitement through celebrations makes it even more special for couples ready to take their relationship to the next level.

Making it Social Media Official

Announcing your engagement on social media is a fun way to spread the news far and wide. While some couples may want to keep things more private, sharing this milestone on social platforms allows you to instantly notify all your friends, family, and followers.

When it comes to engagement announcements on social media, there are a few best practices to keep in mind:

Post a Photo

The best engagement announcements on social media include a photo of the ring or the couple. Post your favorite shot where the ring is visible. Go for a close up of just the ring or use a picture featuring you and your new fiancé(e) grinning ear to ear.

Choose the Right Platform

While you can share the news across all your social accounts, prioritize platforms like Facebook, and Instagram where your announcement is likely to get maximum visibility.

Facebook is great for efficiently notifying all your friends and family in one place. Post your status update along with a photo and watch the likes and congratulations pour in.

Instagram is ideal for sharing high quality photos of you, your partner, and the ring. Craft a thoughtful caption and spread the word to your followers.

Tag Your Partner

When sharing your post to platforms like Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, make sure to tag your fiancé(e) so they’ll be notified too. This way you can easily share the news together.

Use Hashtags

Hashtags like #engaged, #justengaged, #isaidyes, and #futuremrsturner are popular for engagement posts. Including relevant hashtags makes it easy for other newly engaged couples to find and interact with your announcement.

Sharing your wonderful news on social media is an excellent way to celebrate this milestone moment with all your friends, family members, and followers. Follow these tips to announce your engagement properly on social platforms.

Time to Plan the Wedding

Once you've announced your engagement, it's time to start planning your wedding! This is when the real fun begins. Here are some things to consider as you embark on planning your big day:

Set Your Wedding Date

One of the first things every engaged couple needs to decide is when to have the wedding. Consider things like:

  • Season - Spring and fall are popular wedding seasons. Summer can be hot but allows for outdoor weddings. Winter weddings can be beautiful but weather can be a factor.

  • Day of the Week - Saturdays are most popular. But Fridays and Sundays are great alternatives.

  • Schedule - Avoid holidays, school breaks, or other major events.

  • Venue Availability - Some venues book up a year or more in advance.

Once you've settled on a season and narrowed down your date options, coordinate with your venue. Popular venues and vendors book up fast, so have some flexibility with your date.

Create a Wedding Planning Timeline

On average, engagements last 12-18 months. This gives you time to secure vendors and finalize all the details. Here is a typical wedding planning timeline:

  • 12+ Months Out: Announce engagement, set date, book venue and vendors, start guest list

  • 9-11 Months Out: Order dress, book honeymoon, send save the dates

  • 6-8 Months Out: Purchase rings, start registry, order invitations

  • 4-5 Months Out: Finalize guest list, order cake

  • 2-3 Months Out: Finalize all vendor details, mail invitations

  • 1 Month Out: Get marriage license, have a final dress fitting, confirm details with vendors

Of course, every wedding is different. Build out a planning timeline that works for your schedule and priorities.

Research and Book Vendors

Your vendors will bring your wedding vision to life, so take time to research options that fit your budget and style. Key vendors to book early include:

  • Venue - Look at ceremony and reception venues. Consider capacity, amenities, pricing.

  • Photographer/Videographer - View portfolios and packages. Lock in someone with the photographic style you want.

  • Caterer - Schedule tastings and determine menu options. Coordinate with venue policies.

  • Florist - Discuss your floral vision: bouquets, centerpieces, decor.

  • Cake Designer - Pick flavors, and decide on cake style and tiers.

  • Music/Entertainment - Hire ceremony musicians, a DJ, or a band for the reception.

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