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6 Things To Do After Getting Engaged

January 11, 2023 | Posted in Engagement, Events, Weddings

Newly Engaged? Congratulations!! We hope to be a part of your big day.

Starting the wedding planning process can be slightly overwhelming so our team at The Windsor Ballroom is here to guide you through it. It is our mission to make your special day PERFECT!

the bride placing a wedding ring on the groom's finger.

Let’s start with the basics! Here are the 6 things to do after you get engaged:

1.Celebrate this Special Moment.

No, we aren’t recommending a formal engagement party. We’re talking about taking time to enjoy the present moment and revel in your new relationship status before rushing into the wedding planning. This is such a special moment, appreciate it and soak it all in! Oh, and flaunt your new bling to everyone!

The soon to be bride showing off her ring

2. Get Yourself Organized.

When you’re ready to begin the wedding planning process, start off by figuring out an organizational system. It could be a planner, Excel spreadsheet, a wedding binder, a Google Drive, or a combination of a few systems. This will allow you to get all your thoughts and ideas on to paper and then hit the ground running! If the method you choose doesn’t feel so comfortable, don’t sweat it! You can always use a new method that feels right.

3. Select a Date Range.

You do not need an exact date right away. Start with a year and a season or month such as Fall 2024 or October 2024. Having a range will give you flexibility when it comes to booking venues. It’ll also be nice to have a generalized answer when people start to ask, “When’s the big day?”

Our outdoor ceremony space

4. Decide on a Budget.

We know weddings can be costly, so it’s important to decide on a budget before touring venues and booking vendors. Have this conversation with your significant other and include families if necessary. Consider your savings, any contributors to the big day and your current debt/finances. Remember to stick to your budget throughout the entire process!

5. Create your Guest List.

This can just be a rough estimate! You don’t need an exact headcount this early on but have a round-about number because size matters! The cost of your wedding directly correlates to the number of guests attending. So, you will need this information when you start touring venues.  It’s okay to have a small range such as 150-175 or 200-250. When creating the guest list, highlight the special individuals you would like to have in your bridal party.

6. Start Touring Venues

Now, here’s the fun part! Do your research before scheduling venue tours. Check the venues’ websites and social media pages for important information, images and reviews from previous couples. Narrow it down to 3 to 4 venues, so you aren’t overwhelmed. Take notes on each tour so you remember all the details. It will be helpful when making that final decision! Prepare questions that you want to ask on your tour. If you have a theme or vibe in mind, you can use that as a starting point.

our ballroom set up for a wedding reception

Here at The Windsor Ballroom in NJ, we are currently booking 2023 and 2024 weddings. Contact us to schedule your private tour today. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and TikTok!

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