You said YES! What next?

‘My fiancé!’ Feels amazing saying that, right? But what comes next?

CELEBRATE

Take some time to celebrate with your fiancé, after all, it is one of the most important events in your lives. Spend a romantic evening together basking in the glow of your love and start dreaming about your big day. Here are some ideas from YesBabyDaily.com for their Top 10 Joburg Date Ideas

FAMILY AND FRIENDS

Tell your closest family and friends first, in person if possible. Show off your gorgeous new bling and share the inside details of the proposal. You will be surprised how fast news travels and soon your phone will be buzzing with congratulatory messages.

MAKE IT PUBLIC

Make a public announcement on social media, should you wish to. Consider perhaps finding a photographer you might consider for your wedding and go for an engagement photo shoot, so you’ll have some stunning images for your announcement.

CRUNCHING NUMBERS

Once the reality of your engagement starts setting in, you need to consider what your budget might be. It is important to be realistic and prioritise what is most important, as you don’t want to be disappointed later when you realise there is no space in the budget for that designer dress or those ‘to-die-for’ shoes.

TO INVITE OR NOT TO INVITE

Next up is something that often becomes a sore point in planning a wedding: the guest list. Who gets invited? Should you invite Aunty Muriel and your cousins whom you haven’t seen in five years? The receptionist at work is always so bubbly surely, I should invite her? There is no easy solution to this conundrum, and unless you are lucky enough to have a lavish budget, you cannot possibly invite everyone. A good place to start would be with your immediate families and close friends, then move from there adding family you have regular and meaningful contact with.

VISION AND MISSION

Consider the big picture: what do you have envisioned for your wedding day? Think colour pallets, mood and overall look. This will be a perfect launching pad to your search for vendors.

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION

Decide on a venue, this is especially important if you want to get married during the popular wedding season or have a sought-after venue, photographer or vendor in mind.

IT’S ALL ABOUT TIMING

Discuss a date, it would be wise to have a few back up dates, just in case one of your core vendors are unavailable.

The rest of the planning will fall in place from there on forward. Embrace the joys along with the challenges, don’t be afraid to ask for help and before you know it the ‘Yes!’ will become an ‘I do!’

Venessa Ede
083 413 7656
hi@speaklove.co.za

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