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.)
6. Get your ring sized
That thing is going to last you the rest of your life. You better make sure it fits. Also, here’s why we propose with engagement rings in the first place.
7. Then get it appraised and insured
No matter how many times you say that you’ll never let that ring out of your sight and you’ll guard it with your life, accidents happen. It’s always better to have a safety net just in case. (Here’s how you can save on insurance.) You can either add it as an extension of your home owner’s or renter’s insurance, or use a company that specializes in jewelry insurance. Here’s some great advice from theknot.com that explains everything you should know about protecting your ring: “Insurance 101: Engagement Ring Insurance.”