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    Hello! Ive recently become engaged and although I am very excited, I am also a little overwhelmed. I don’t know exactly what to do first. Should I be arranging an engagement party of looking at wedding reception venues? 
    Thank you! 
    Jess

     

    #424057

    BecT86
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    Hi Jess, firstly congrats! 😀 the first thing to do is set a budget and a rough date (month/year) as this will determine everything else! Unless your wedding is over a year away I would worry about a venue for the wedding before the engagement party as if your booking in a peek time they can be booked out over a year in advance.
    once your date and budget has been set, start to look on the net etc for venues that match your budget and style. This is a hard part I think!
    however if your heart is set on a certain venue or location for your engagement party you’ll want to sort it out sooner.
    But most of all enjoy being engaged!

    #424075

    Kittikats
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    Hi Jesswithspecs.
     
    Nailed it as usual Bec.
     
    First things first, get a manicure. Enjoy being engaged and showing off the ring and telling the story.
     
    Second work out date and budget:
    If you have to be married on/by a set date, that will set your budget (i.e October next year = one year to save = we can save $250 a week = $12,000 start of next October)
    Or your budget is say $15,000. We can save $250 a week = not getting married before January 2014.
    After that is set you can figure out style and size.
     
    Thirdly: Look at timeline. If your wedding is about a year away and in a popular season (spring / early summer) and you want a popular venue then that should be your first priority – secure your loccation,  that you can afford and fits the type of day you are planning. Then do the Engagement party.
    If your wedding is not for a year and a half or more look at booking your engagement party first then wedding stuff after.

    #425416

    congrats !!! and i’m in the same boat as you ! i am SO overwhelmed ! i started today and downloaded this massive 34 page list !!! it overwhelmed me even more so i’ve put it in the “to read later” pile for now ! ha !
    very much like Kittikats and BecT’s answers…
    i say enjoy it all for a while too ! i like the get a manicure one ! my hands look so manky right now (broken nails, dry skin…) but luckily i’m not wearing the ring yet as it needs to be re-sized so it’s okay for now…
    if you are in no rush, you can even check out an expo locally when it comes up ? i thought i might do that next year… but am worried the will be a zillion crazy brides-to-be (myself included !) there and it be complete madness ! lol
    congrats again : )

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    kivi qi
    Member

    Congratulations to you! I am new here from China. Have a nice day!

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