Newly Engaged?

He proposed, she said yes!

The holidays came with a whirlwind of engagements, perhaps your own? If you just got engaged and you’re not sure where to begin, let us help you with the best tips and tools for planning your wedding.

We’ve already started the Zankyou Wedding Planning Checklist and we’ll fill you in with the next steps every Wedding Planning Wednesday! But after you’ve updated your Facebook status and before you start with the long list of to-dos, take a moment to revel in your engagement. Then start planning your engagement party, setting up your gift registry and taking engagement photos.

Yes, there are other events besides your wedding that exist because of your wedding, namely the engagement party, bridal shower, and the rehearsal dinner. Having an engagement party is the perfect way to announce your engagement, introduce families to each other, and celebrate the upcoming celebration. Plus, it’s great excuse to get a really cute dress.

But remember, we said “revel” – you should schedule your party somewhere between two and four months after the proposal to give yourselves time to enjoy your new plans for commitment. Also, it’s important to consider the guest list for the wedding: anyone who is invited to the engagement party should also be invited to your wedding.

Even though you’re freshly engaged, now is the perfect time to set up your gift registry. You might be surprised as the gifts start coming in the form of engagement presents. A gift registry with Zankyou is the best option with flexibility for you and ease of use for your guests.

Engagement photo by Tara Parekh

A party! Gifts! As if getting engaged wasn’t already so much fun, consider scheduling an engagement photo shoot with your partner. This fun, casual photo session will give you fantastic photographic memories of this exciting time as a newly engaged couple. And perhaps give you ideas for a personalized and unique save the date. Most wedding photographers, like Tara Parekh, will be happy to shoot your engagement as well.

Did you get engaged over the holidays? Tell us if you’re planning an engagement party, setting up a gift registry, getting engagement photos or all of the above.

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