What to Do After You Get Engaged | Part 1

Congratulations! This is such an exciting time for you and your spouse-to-be. Soak it all in and remember to take it slow and appreciate this time in your relationship. We have a couple of tips on next steps after getting engaged as you start planning your big day!

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Celebrate (Selectively!)

Our biggest post-engagement tip is to wait to go overboard on telling people! Keep it off your social media until you have time to really soak up the moment with your new fiance. Sharing to the world can become distracting and pull you away from the excitement you two are sharing together. Also consider who is present during the engagement, and be mindful of those you want to tell before it goes viral to all your followers!

Start Your Budget

First step in wedding planning is always the budget talk. Getting this over right away will set you up for success when you start breaking down the planning process. You’ll already know how much you have to spend overall and what you will need to allot more or less of your overall funds on.

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Bride Courtney | Makeup by Pam | Hair by Liz
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Hire A Planner

Hiring a wedding planner will save you SO much stress in the long run. We work with so many great planners and hear stories from both perspectives. Those who haven’t booked a planner often end up overwhelmed and forget key details for their day. Brides who have a planner from the start are more organized, stay in budget, and feel significantly less stress leading up to the wedding day. The most important takeaway we hear from brides with a planner is how smoothly their day goes from start to finish. Without having to worry about timelines or what comes next, they can enjoy every moment with the guidance and coordination of their trusted wedding planner!

Seek Beauty Inspiration

Time to decide on your beauty look! Bridal beauty is so unique which is why we love it so much! It’s so great to search on resources such as Pinterest, Instagram, and various blogs. Make sure you keep in mind that choosing a bridal beauty look is all about inspiration and not recreation. Everyone’s hair and skin is different so no two looks will ever be the same. That is what makes your bridal beauty special to you! Have a couple photos picked out on different hairstyles you like such as cascading updos or a super sleek bun. Same goes for makeup: are you looking for a dramatic eye or bold lip? Soft and dewy or a classic matte look? Have a couple photos available to inspire your artist.

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Book A Hair & Makeup Trial!

Once you’ve booked your trial, we will make the magic happen! With your inspiration, our team of stylists can let you know how certain looks can be recreated with your hair and skin type. Our bridal trials are an experience to help guide your wedding day look and assist with a skin care routine leading up to the big day. Best of all, our trials are held in our studio which features Carrie Whelan Hair Accessories, products, and a spa room to book any facials or treatments before your wedding day! Learn more about what to expect from a bridal trial. Click here! We also offer a Luxe Bride package that includes added perks! Click the button below to learn more!

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