2. Call your relatives
Yes, call, or tell them in person. Don’t text, email, or message them online. Even if you don’t talk regularly, they’re still family and should hear the news directly from you. Only after you’ve made those calls should you post your “Facebook official” announcement. A note about social media etiquette: This post is one of the few times when kissing selfies are exempt from the list of things about your relationship to never post on social media.
You’ve just committed to spending the rest of your life with your true love. That’s definitely cause for celebration, especially since the actual ceremony won’t take place for months. Invite close family and friends over for drinks and appetizers, or go out on the town for the first time as an engaged couple.
4. Choose a venue
Wedding venues have always and will continue to book up fast, so that should be the first thing you cross off your wedding checklist. Think about the style and size of wedding you want, and then brainstorm locations that would compliment your theme. A traditional church? An elegant hotel? A casual outdoor ceremony? Or maybe you want a destination wedding, in which case you need these golden rules for stress-free air travel.