It’s the most wonderful time of the year; Engagement Season! This magical season occurs between November and February and is when 40% of all engagements occur. As wedding planners, this season is just as thrilling for us as wedding season is, we love hearing from newly engaged couples and learning about how he or she popped the question. The holiday season is the perfect time of year for engagements, given the fact that many couples are celebrating and surrounded by their families, friends and are in emotionally-inclined moods.
Getting engaged is hands down one of the most thrilling moments in a couple’s lives and after all of the phone calls and social media posts have been made, the fun really begins! If you’re not sure what to do first, we’ve listed our top 5 tips on what to do after you become engaged!
1. Choose a Date
The first thing people are going to ask you is, “When’s the wedding?” If you’ve always dreamed of having a destination wedding on Maui you’ll be happy to know that the weather here is generally nice all year round. If you’re not able to commit to a specific date right away, perhaps you can start with a season, for example, “We’re considering early Spring.”
2. Schedule an Engagement Portrait Session
Now that you’ve told everyone the good news, it’s time to schedule an engagement portrait. Not only is scheduling a session an important way to document this exciting time in your lives, it will also allow you both to get comfortable in front of the camera. You’ll have fun showing off your love for each other, not to mention your gorgeous new ring while creating lasting memories that you can also use for your Save the Date cards and wedding website. Bring a second outfit to change into to add more variety in your images.
3. Hire a Wedding Planner
Choosing your wedding planner early on can save you a lot of time that you would’ve spent researching the perfect venue and multiple vendors. Your wedding planner will listen to your vision and style and recommend the best vendors that fit within your budget and needs. Your planner will also review all of your vendor contracts, keep track of all of your payments and make sure you stay on track with your budget. Platinum Weddings and Events enjoys doing all of the research for you so you can focus on enjoying being engaged! Whether you decide on a destination wedding here on Maui or a big wedding back home, we can’t stress the importance of hiring a wedding planner enough, you will be so glad that you did!
4. Have an Engagement Party
You’ve found THE one, you said yes and you’re getting married; that’s definitely a reason to celebrate! Invite your family and friends to celebrate the good news with you. It can be as simple as hosting drinks and appetizers at home or go out to a local restaurant or bar. You might be surprised to find out that people might even offer to throw the party for you!
5. Enjoy Being Engaged
Take time to enjoy this amazing time together, this moment in time that is all about you, your fiance and celebrating your love for each other. Enjoy it, revel in it, have fun while making sweet memories along the way.