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Believe it or not, you just got engaged. And this is a big deal. It is also as real as it gets. However, now that you got engaged, what is next? What are the steps you should take in order to make sure that everything runs smoothly? What do you need to do and what you should avoid doing in order to remain calm but also be productive?

So, most brides get so stressed after they are engaged so that they forget some of the most important action steps they need to take. However, this is why we are here for. In today’s article you will find the 8 most important steps you need to take just after you get engaged. Dive in the tips below and remember: your time to shine is finally here.

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1. Just Got Engaged: Call your Parents

The first thing you should do is to call your parents, family and friends and tell them the news. It is very important that they find out that you got engaged from you, rather than your social media accounts or somebody else.

Even though this may go without saying, maybe you get too excited or stressed and forget the most important step of all: to say to your loved ones that you just got engaged.

Photo: Sotiris Tsakanikas

Photo: Sotiris Tsakanikas

Photo: Sotiris Tsakanikas

2. Just Got Engaged: Take a Deep Breath and do not Start Planning Right Away

So, your big day is approaching and you are getting anxious about planning and organizing everything. We know. However, it is so very important to take a deep breath and relax for a while. Do not start planning your wedding day right away.

You deserve to enjoy these moments with your better half, as well as with your friends and family. Take a couple of weeks off, without getting stressed for anything that has to do with your wedding day. You have plenty of time to get organized.

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3. Just Got Engaged: Get a Manicure

Yeah, this is actually a very important step. Your hands will be the center of attention for the following month or so, and you need to feel and look completely fantastic. Therefore, now that you got engaged and everyone will want to take a look at your wedding ring, you should take care of your hands the best way you can.

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4. Just Got Engaged: Pick a Date

The next step now that you got engaged is to start searching for the right date. You may want to think whether you want to have a summer wedding or a winter wedding. However, it is really crucial to pick a date as soon as you can.

Most wedding venues and resorts are booked a while in advance, so you need to make sure you will find the wedding venue of your dreams to be available. Do not leave this for the last minute, because you might miss your chance to create the wedding of your dreams.

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5. Just Got Engaged: Start a Research on Wedding Vendors

Now that you got engaged and you have also picked the date you are going to get married, it is time to start looking for the right wedding vendors for you. You need to start an online research on wedding vendors as soon as possible.

Hiring a wedding expert will save you loads of trouble, anxiety, mistakes and panic. Since they know how to guide you through the whole procedure, it is vital to choose the best in their field.

​Photo: Sotiris Tsakanikas

​Photo: Sotiris Tsakanikas

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6. Just Got Engaged: Start a Research on Locations and Wedding Venues

Meanwhile, you need to decide on the location and the wedding venue. Do you want to get married in your hometown, or do you wish to have a special destination wedding? In any case, the location of your wedding determines the action plan you will follow from now on.

Moreover, you need to decide on a wedding venue. As mentioned before, wedding venues and resorts tend to be booked way earlier than the actual date of the event. Therefore, you have to decide on your wedding style and then book the appropriate venue.

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7. Just Got Engaged: Discuss your Budget

Another very important thing you should do now that you got engaged is to discuss your budget. Your budget will determine the amount of money you will spend on each part of your wedding, as well as the number of guests you can afford.

This is a practical matter that truly needs to get out of the way as soon as possible, in order to be free to plan your dreamy wedding the way you want it.

​Photo: Giannis Vrachoritis

​Photo: Giannis Vrachoritis

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8. Just Got Engaged: Choose your Guests Wisely

Finally, you need to start making a list with all the people you wish to attend your wedding. Be prepared to have some difficulty choosing, as this is one of the most difficult and tricky parts of organizing a wedding.

Depending on whether you want a small, intimate wedding or a large, open one, you should think thoroughly on who you want to be there. Make sure you do not invite people you do not have a good relationship with, just because you have to.

​Photo: Sotiris Tsakanikas

​Photo: Sotiris Tsakanikas

All in all, if you have just got engaged, you may feel a little stressed and out of focus. However, you need to calm down and take one step at a time. Remember that, in the end, everything will be ok.

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This is going to be the best day of your life. All you need to do is to get fully organized, so as to enjoy it at the fullest. If you just got engaged and you are searching for the right wedding vendors, click HERE.

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