Did you just get engaged? If so, congratulations are in order! Once the initial excitement settles down, there are a few things you’ll want to do.
Share the News with Family and Friends
At first you’ll want to share this news with your friends and family. Some may simply offer their congratulations, while others may give you a small gift.
Engagement Gift Ideas
Some of your close friends and family may want to give you a small gift. If they ask what you need, here are a few ideas:
- Wedding planner / binder with checklists
- Subscription to a bridal magazine
- Small memento (precious moments, paperweight)
- Gift card to a restaurant (to celebrate the engagement or for those busy days planning the wedding)
Send Thank You Notes for Gifts
Be sure to send a prompt thank you note to each person. To track your engagement gifts, we’ve provided Gift and Thank You Note Trackers.
There are two options, and both offer a way to track the name, gift, and thank you card. Just click on the link and print.
Option 1: Gift and Thank You Note Tracker
Gift and Thank You Note Tracker
Option 2: Gift and Thank You Note Tracker with Address:
Gift and Thank You Note Tracker with Address
Introduce the families
If your families haven’t met, you’ll want to schedule a lunch or dinner. This is a great opportunity for the parents of the future bride and groom to meet.
Start Planning Your Wedding
Whether it’s looking through bridal magazines, looking a wedding websites or getting ideas on Pinterest, you’ll want to start getting things in order. Think about:
- setting a date
- locating a reception hall
- selecting your dress and
- choosing your wedding party.
Be sure to print our simple wedding checklist, found in the following article:
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