Most women start planning for their wedding just a few seconds after getting engaged to the love of their life. Instead of focusing on one of the best moments in their life, and enjoying it to the fullest, they prefer to spend time thinking about their dream wedding, which is months or a year away.
The excitement and thrill of getting engaged is something that you will cherish for the rest of your lifetime. So, you will need to live in that moment instead of thinking about your wedding. For starters, get in touch with your friends and close family members and let them know that you are engaged, or throw in a surprise engagement party to break the news to your near and dear ones.
In short, the first and foremost thing you need to do is take a moment to celebrate your engagement with the most important people in your life. You would surely get plenty of days to plan your wedding and make it special. Besides, wedding planning is a stressful and overwhelming task for many brides, which means that you will need time to think about all its aspects carefully. So, it is best not to think about the following wedding planning to-dos at the time of your engagement.
The Wedding Party
You will be probably planning to invite some of your best friends and close relatives to the wedding party. However, it is better to wait for a few days or at least a couple of months before inviting people to attend your wedding party. This is even more important when choosing the bridesmaids, because you may end up selecting a wrong person in the thrill and excitement of getting engaged, who is not suitable for the job. So, think thoroughly to select the right people to stand with you at the altar.
The Wedding Dress
Several women start to browse social media platforms, magazines, and the internet in search of the perfect wedding dress a few days after getting engaged. There is nothing wrong in it, but you should definitely hold off the wedding dress purchase until you have consulted with your wedding planner. Additionally, your taste in wedding dresses and accessories may change as days go by. So, it is best to purchase the wedding dress a month before your wedding date. However, make sure to buy the wedding gown at least six months before the wedding day, so that you get enough time to do the necessary fittings and adjustments.
The Seating Chart
You will probably feel the need to figure out a rough estimate of family members and guests who will be attending your wedding ceremony, so that you can calculate the overall budget and book a suitable venue for the wedding reception. However, this can wait until you have received the RSVPs from the people you have invited. Better yet, assign the duty to track the RSVPs to your wedding planner or a trusted family member. This will give you enough time to focus on other tasks.
If you have a dream wedding venue in your mind, then get in touch with the site manager and see if the venue is available or not at least six to nine months before your wedding date.
The First Dance Song
Choosing the first dance song for you to hold hands with your loved one and dance across the hall is actually a pretty simple task. Most couples usually have a favorite “that’s our song” thing that they would probably have danced to at least a dozen times. Even if you do not have such a song, you do not need to freak out; you can find plenty of inspirations from classic dance songs to modern hits on the internet. Apart from that, you could even ask your bridesmaids, DJ, or wedding planner for suggestions. So, there is no point in think about choosing the first dance song as soon as you get engaged.
The Bridesmaids Dress
There is no denying the fact that the bride will surely be the star of the wedding day. However, guests and your family members will not only notice you, but they will also keep a close eye on your wedding party. So, you will surely want your bridesmaids to wear dresses that match perfectly with yours. The good news here is that you can take your bridesmaids along with you while you are shopping for your wedding dress; this will help you to choose a wedding dress as well as the bridesmaid dresses that complement one another. As said, you need to take your time to choose the bridesmaids, and that goes the same for their dresses too.