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.
5. Book a date
Unless you have an exact date in mind—maybe you want to get married on your grandparents’ anniversary—the date is somewhat dependent on your venue. Being lenient on which day you get marries makes you more likely to celebrate your marriage in the venue of your dreams. Be mindful of family events when scheduling, and send out “Save the Dates” to the people you definitely want to invite as soon as you set yours. (These are the anniversary traditions that keep happy couples happy.)