He Put A Ring On It, Now What?

*First off, I hope that all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration and enjoyed your time with family and friends.*

He popped the question…She said yes…and immediately couples start thinking about the wedding date, who to invite, what to wear and every other detail that can be thought of for their special day.

But why not enjoy your engagement? After all it is one of the most important milestones in one’s lifetime. I’m sure your family and friends would love to celebrate and bask in the wonderful news as well.

So what’s the best way to enjoy your engagement? Why not start with an Engagement Party. This party can be as simple or as elaborate as you want it to be. Some suggestions would be to have it in someone’s backyard, a nice restaurant or even at a hotel.

Or you can have some fun with each other by doing an Engagement Photo Shoot. Many of my brides use the photos to send out “Save the Date” cards.

Want to have more fun than just the traditionally photo shoot? Boudoir Sessions are becoming more and more common for brides and they can be done very tastefully. They want to capture themselves in their bridal lingerie and share with their hubby later. My bride did one of these shoots before her wedding and it was very tasteful. In addition, why not consider having a destination boudoir shoot or even doing the shoot with your husband – to – be? The most important thing to do is plan; plan your location and the outfits that you want to wear. What do you want your pictures to say about you?

So after the partying is done and all the photos have been taken you can send out your Save the Date Cards. Save the date cards should be sent out roughly 6 months before the event. This is so that your guests can start planning for the event; especially those who have to travel. Your guests may need to take off of work; from a financial perspective the more time that they have, the better. In addition, it is particularly important to send out Save the Date cards if your wedding is around a holiday or summer vacations. I remember when I got engaged, I wanted to share with the entire world. I visiting “my then boyfriend at the time in California when he popped the question. I was so excited I had to immediately take a picture and send it via email and text to my family and friends back home. But when I returned there was lots of celebrating. I did so many girlfriend lunches, I’m still working off that extra cheeseburger five years later 🙂

Erika and Tony




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