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12 Creative Ways to Include Something Blue into Your Big Day

It’s tradition on your wedding day to have something borrowed, something blue, something old, and something new. These fun ideas are a unique and creative way to incorporate this tradition and do something a little different on your big day!

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11 Easy Yet Essential Things to Do After You Get Engaged

Engagement season is upon us, which means that you may be expecting a ring. Yay!! The anticipation is exciting, yet what’s next? We have the answers! Here are 11 things to do after you get engaged.

11 Easy Yet Essential Things to Do After You Get Engaged

11 Things to Do After You Get Engaged

1. Narrow down your wedding date or season.

Talk with your fiance and find out when you both want to get married. As a result, this can help you figure out how long to plan your wedding and what you need to start doing now.

2. Start gathering wedding inspiration

Once you have a rough idea of the big day’s date or season, start to gather inspiration from your wedding day. This will help you and your vendors plan the perfect special day.

3. Splurge for a manicure after you get engaged.

During the first few weeks or months of your engagement, everyone you meet who hears about your proposal will want to see the ring. Consequently, even a natural nail look will still make your new engagement ring pop!

Things to Do After the Proposal

4. Get your ring insured post-proposal.

Insurance isn’t sexy. Plus, it may not be the most pleasant thing to think about. However, rings do disappear from time to time. Therefore, protect it in case something happens!

If your partner didn’t already get insurance on the ring, take a look at your options. You may want to have some insurance in case you lose a stone or lose the ring altogether. This is probably one of the first things to do after you get engaged as a preventative measure!

5. Start researching wedding venues.

Your wedding venue should be one of the first places you start when looking at wedding planning. Unless you have an idea of where you want to get married, you may need to visit many venues before finding the perfect one. Therefore, start booking and planning those trips now.

How to Start Wedding Planning

6. Plan an engagement party or celebration.

Before the craziness of all that wedding planning sets in, take some time to enjoy your engagement. Therefore, head to your favorite bar with friends for a celebratory drink, or consider planning an engagement party to celebrate.

7. Make an announcement after you get engaged.

Share the happy news with your family, friends who are like family, and everyone else! When you’re ready to share, make sure you start by personally reaching out to the people most important to you first. As a result, you don’t want your family to hear about it from social media before they hear it from you. Yikes!

8. Take engagement photos.

You want to remember this moment for a lifetime. Additionally, these photos are also great options for save the dates and wedding invitations. If you don’t already have some pictures from when you popped the question, hire a photographer and book some engagement photos.

What to Do After the Engagement

9. Set aside time to plan your wedding day!

A lot can be done before your big day between engagement and wedding planning. But, it’s not like you can pause your other responsibilities, either. Therefore, set aside time to plan your wedding, whether it be time to go over venues or guest lists.

10. Resize your ring soon after the proposal.

Unless your partner knew your ring size perfectly ahead of time, you might need to get that ring resized to make it fit perfectly. Consequently, the last thing you want is it falling off or cutting off circulation in your finger.

11. Buy a ring holder after getting engaged.

While wearing your ring everywhere, you won’t really wear it everywhere. Therefore, you should take your ring off when you shower, go to the beach, and other places where you could lose it As a result, save yourself the headache and get a safe place to store your ring when you’re not wearing it.

P.S. We also have an amazing DIY tutorial where you can make your own ring holder!

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12 Scenic Low Cost Vacation Spots in Virginia for an Amazing Trip

Do you want to explore the beautiful state of Virginia without breaking the bank? Now that CDC guidelines are becoming less restrictive for travel, it’s the perfect time to plan a romantic couples vacation in Virginia for the summer. Here are 12 ideas for low-cost vacation spots in Virginia.

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How to Make Adorable DIY Fall Pillow Covers for Your New Home

Once you’re married, you’ll have your new home to concentrate on. And these DIY fall pillow covers are the perfect accent for autumn. As a result, they’re the perfect way to add whimsy to your fall decor.

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11 Surprising Things You Can Rent for Your Wedding Day Bliss

Want to save a bit of money on your big day? Borrow, don’t buy! We’ll cover some basic things you can rent for your wedding and then surprise you with unexpected things you can borrow.

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5 of the Best Decluttering Tips to Deal with Precious Mementos

Getting married means moving in together and blending households, which often includes mementos and other things you’ve collected over the years. Dealing with a lot of stuff is difficult, and here are five of our best decluttering tips to help.

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15 Ways to Have a Perfect Weekend in Elizabeth City NC

Looking for a fabulous getaway for the weekend or on your way to the Outer Banks? Well, I have the perfect solution. Head to Elizabeth City, NC! From fabulous restaurants with waterside views to tons of history and culture, take a peek at all there is to do.

Things to Do in Elizabeth City NC

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How to Make an Easy Halloween Mocktail for Your Fall Wedding

Fall is a festive time to have a wedding. Plus, the season has so many fun aspects, especially if you want to concentrate on the spooky side. We’ve got an easy Halloween mocktail recipe that’s cute and tasty, too!

How to Make an Easy Halloween Mocktail for Your Fall Wedding

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This Spooky Big Day Has All the Moody Wedding Ideas You Need

Autumn is here, which means that fall weddings are in full swing. If you’re looking for ways to make your wedding spooky, we have lots of moody wedding ideas to get you started!

Fall Moody Wedding Ideas

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4 Vital Things to Do When Your Wedding Is Booked Far in Advance

Sometimes folks get engaged really early and have to wait a while before their big day takes place. If that’s you, resist the urge to procrastinate! Here are five things you can do when your wedding is booked far in advance.

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