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.”
8. Make a blog
Besides just a place to share your engagement story (even though you’ll likely never tire of reminding everyone how it happened), wedding blogs are extremely handy for posting wedding and reception details, linking to your gift registry, and updating everyone on how simultaneously stressed, nervous, and excited you are. Just be careful how—and how much—you complain online.