Top 8 things to do after getting engaged!

You said Yes! Now What?

Welcome to 2022! And what a year it is going to be for us all. To all our amazing couple’s getting married this year – we simply cannot wait. For all those newly engaged, huge congratulations! They finally put a ring on it and we couldn’t be happier for you. Now comes the part where you can finally begin to start planning the wedding of your dreams. Whether that be a small wedding, big wedding, wedding in the city or an idyllic Somerset countryside escape - your possibilities are endless. There are so many things you will be begin to think about, people to contact, and so much to get done. 

Don't Panic - we are here to talk to you about the joy of wedding planning. Keep an eye on our blogs for all the little bits that follow your engagement that keep you on the side of excitement rather than stress. Check out the related articles at the bottom of this post too for even more inspiration to start your wedding planning journey.

Here is how to kick-start the wedding planning process...

1. Let your circle know!

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Your engaged! Now is the time to call all those close to you to share your amazing news. After all the last place they should have to hear about your status is on social media. Your parents may even already know what’s up and have been waiting by the phone patiently for your call – adorable!

2. Get Social!

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When you’re ready to share with the world that you’re engaged, waste no time in making it social media real! Why not take a ring selfie or a sweet picture of you and your fiancé to share the love. Even better – if the actual proposal was caught on film, nothing is better than that look of surprise. After all a picture is worth a thousand words right?

3. Get Ring Insurance

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We know this may not be high up on the necessity list and we couldn’t agree more that it isn’t the most exciting of tasks but you have the most gorgeous ring on your finger and it’s good sense to protect it just in case anything happens.  

Top Tip – Look to add-on to your home insurance as it can surprisingly be in-expensive.

4. The Guest List 

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Whether your going big or keeping it small, being on the same page is important with this one. Here at Coombe Lodge we can seat 50 guests to 160 guests for your big day so have the scope for all kinds of occasions. Also if the past 18 months have taught us anything, it is to make sure you are inviting those people that you definitely want there. 

5. Think Dates

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When would you like to get married? Are you envisioning a spring garden wedding, a hot summers day or does the idea of a magical winter wedding create the ideal image to your day?

What is your timeline? We have had couples plan their wedding in 12 weeks, while others wait a few years. Your timeline will be unique to you, but by getting an idea of season will help you narrow down your options.

6. Discuss Budgets

Although you’re still in the early stages of your engagement, it’s worth thinking about what you can afford and what you both want to spend your money on for the wedding. By getting an idea of your wedding budget, it can give you an idea of how much you’re planning to save and what period of time you want to do it over.

Top Tip –  Having one place to put all your wedding fund is always helpful to see how the saving is getting on so look into opening up a wedding savings account!

7. Research Venues & Get Booked in! 

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Arguably one of the most important decisions you will have to make so take your time! Your venue may influence every decision you make from the colour scheme to the style of dress. Think about the location, where do you want to be? Does it have accommodation to house your guests for the night? Does it fit with the budget? All these questions are going to be key when deciding.

Once you have narrowed down your options, then make your enquiries and get booked in for a tour. Here at Coombe Lodge we are open 7 days a week and absolutely love showing couples around and hearing all about their wedding plans and visions.

8. Get Inspired, take a breather & Celebrate! 

Dream big, pin widely and see where inspiration takes you. Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook tends to be a brides best friend when it comes to wedding inspiration. With so many options out there to help bring your ideas to life these online platforms are the perfect place to get started.

Try to remember that Getting Married is all about you as a couple so your day should always reflect that! So pop that bubbly, celebrate with your nearest and dearest and try not to sweat the small stuff! Don’t believe us…have a read from one of our real brides.

We hope that you enjoyed the blog!

Don't forget the top 8 things to do now your engaged:

  • Let your circle know
  • Get Social
  • Get Ring Insurance
  • The Guest List
  • Think Dates
  • Discuss Budget
  • Research Venues & Get booked in!
  • Get inspired, take a breather & Celebrate! 

Coombe Lodge is a beautiful wedding venue in Somerset, just outside Bristol. To come and explore please contact our team on 01761 463 355 or email us here

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