How to Go From Being Engaged to Married

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Getting EngagedWhen you are engaged to be married, you usually have your upcoming wedding on your mind. However, the process of going from being engaged to being married is one that you may not want to rush through.

If you have not already done so, the first step is to let your parents know of your impending nuptials. Generally parents are the first people that hear the news when a couple becomes engaged. Afterwards, other loved ones that you are close to should be informed. It is important to ensure that before your share your newly engaged status on any social media site you have called the people in your life you love the most, especially if they would be offended to find out the news through a third party. It may be tempting to update your Facebook status as one of the first things you do after getting engaged, but it’s is bad form and insult a lot of your friends and family if you don’t tell directly.

An engagement ring is an investment you will want to protect for the rest of your life. Most brides will go to a professional jeweler and have them appraise the engagement ring and tell you its monetary value. You will also want to obtain insurance on the engagement ring in the event that it is somehow lost or stolen. Without an appraisal and insurance if something happens to your engagement ring you would have to have it replaced at your own expense.

Once the world knows you are engaged it is inevitable that everyone will start asking you when the wedding is. Since most couples don’t set a date as soon as they become engaged, you should at least have a general idea of the month of the year or even just the season in which you will be getting married. This provides curious friends and family with some idea of when you intend to exchange vows, cutting down on how often you get bombarded with such questions.

Virtually every couple enjoys telling the story of how they became engaged. It is best to make sure your story is accurate and that you both agree on the details. The better your engagement story is the happier those who love you will be for you. It is also a great way to break the ice with other engaged couples you may meet throughout your transition from being engaged to being married.

As you begin the process of planning your wedding, purchasing issues of various popular bridal magazines will help you focus on what you need to do and when you need to do it. It will also give you some ideas for dresses, hair styles and even the cuisine you choose to serve at your wedding reception.

If you find the wedding planning process to be too grueling or intimidating, consider hiring a wedding planner. For a fee they will make arrangements for you such as finding and booking vendors and even the venue you hold your ceremony and reception at.

Taking the time to savor the period between engagement and marriage is a gift that you should be sure to give yourself and your partner. You don’t want to rush your engagement; though it can be tempting when you are looking forward to your wedding day so much!

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