So, you just got engaged? Yay! Congratulations! People will tell you what to do, where to start and steps to take next, but they might not mention the things you should not do.
If you just got engaged, avoid falling into any wedding planning holes before you even post your engagement ring selfie on Instagram.
You should not:
Tell your social media followers before your family
It usually happens so fast. One second it’s on your WhatsApp status, then Snapchat, then Instagram. It’s more respectful to tell family first, so your mum is not left wondering why the neighbour’s child knew about her daughter’s engagement before her. Unless you want wahala.
Wear a ring that doesn’t fit
In a bid to flaunt your ring, you may end up wearing a ring you don’t like or one that doesn’t fit. You don’t have to! Your fiancé can make a mistake so it’s okay to tell him why you need to get another ring…and wait until you do.
Take all the advice you’ll be given
You’ll most likely start hearing a lot of ideas and advice from everywhere; friends, family and strangers. You’ll need to be careful and be a little selfish while thinking of the kind of wedding you’ve always wanted.
Start wedding dress shopping immediately
Some brides buy their wedding dresses even before the proposal, lol and that’s risky. You might add or lose weight or your taste might totally change. You can have a list of options you might like, but getting your wedding dress shouldn’t be first on the list.
Forget to breathe
It’s easy to get overwhelmed. You’ll be surprised how all the plans you thought you had, start getting confusing. You can get a wedding planner if you can’t deal or you can take a small break before you delve into all the planning.
We hope you have fun when you start the wedding planning proper! You’ll find this vendor checklist useful.
Featured image: @shessooverdressed via Instagram.
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