So he’s popped the question. You’ve said yes. Now what? It’s easy to get swept away by daydreams of finding the dress and tasting wedding cakes.
But before you go full throttle in wedding planning, and ordering stationery, there are a couple things you might want to take care of.
In the age of smartphones, Facebook and Instagram, you may feel that a simple tweet or uploading a picture of the ring on your hand is the most efficient means of making your future marital status public. Regardless of whether you have more modern notions, your parents will definitely appreciate being told first.
Depending on how traditional of a couple you are, your groom may have already asked for a blessing, or told his parents of his plans. Even then, make sure to let both your parents know your answer! Feel free to include your closest friends in the pre-Facebook notifications.
Next, make sure your families get together. Even if they have already met, acknowledging this announcement whether by simply talking over the phone or through an engagement party, it is important that both families recognize this new milestone in your relationship. You might also want to set a general time frame as to when you want to do the deed.
Setting an exact date can wait until the wedding plan goes full throttle, but agreeing on a month, season, or at the very least, a year, can help ensure that you and your fiancé are on the same page.