Congratulations, you’re finally engaged! Now that you know your partner wants to marry you and you also want to marry them, what next?  eeWell, first, it depends on how soon you want the wedding. If you have your wedding lined up right after your engagement, then here’s a list of things you need to get started on as soon as you can.


  • Choose Your Wedding Party

Even though this is first on this articles list, we’d advise you to hold off a bit till after the euphoria of your engagement passes. Only then can you tell who’s ready to dive into this wedding thing with you as part of your wedding party.

  • Buy Your Dress

Experts suggest that your wedding dress should cost about 10% of the total wedding budget. Go for it early in your planning so that there is enough time to select the perfect dress and adjust it to complement your body.

  • Your Bridesmaid’s Dresses

The way your wedding party looks affects the overall theme of your wedding. Go for dresses that flatter everyone, so you all look great on that day.

  • Decide on Your Guest List

Decide who is coming and who is not. Send off RSVP cards to get feedback and be sure and then go into the planning of your seating chart.

  • Pick A Song for Your First Dance

And not just that, but discuss your wedding music and decide if you are going with a DJ or band or both.

  • Think of Your Honeymoon

Where do you want to go and when? Do you have to save up for it, or can the budget you have carry it? After your engagement is an excellent time to start thinking about these too.

  • The Legal Stuff

Like your marriage license documentation and filing. Usually, your wedding officiant can help with this.

  • All Other Little Details

From your theme to your flowers to your venue and table linens, all these play their part in helping with the success of your wedding, which is what’s next after your engagement. Why not contact us to help you with these?

Here at Forever Bridal, it is our joy to give you access to experts and vendors that will make your wedding a success. We are located at Midtown Place 3708 Benson Drive, Raleigh, NC 27609. You can give us a call on 919-873-1700.