First days of your engagement life…
After some good quality time, which newly engaged couples should spend together, as we suggested in our previous blog, it’s time for some tasks, small ones but certainly on your to do list.
1.Your new sparkly friend – ring
Yes we know it’s perfect in every way, but if it’s maybe too big or too tight go and resize it asap,after all, you’ll be showing it to everyone and the last thing you want is to lose the thing an hour after you get it. The process can take just a few hours or, at most, a few days. Another smart thing to do now, as later on you will be busy with other things, is a perfect time to get your ring insured.
Nothing can replace the sentimental value of your ring, but if something happens to it, at least you can get your (or his) money back. If you have home owner’s or renter’s insurance, call to add the ring to your policy. You may need an official appraisal before you can officially add the ring, so call the insurance broker to see what paperwork is required.
Daydreaming over 🙂 just kidding, it’s on pause. We know that right after all this talk about ring insurance and now about a budget, we sound like business strategists but don’t worry, in just a few months you will be all surrounded with lace, flowers and cakes 🙂 It’s rare these days that the bride’s parents pick up the whole bill,so decide now on your bottom line. Find out from both sets of parents if or how much they can contribute. And another good thing to do now is to start a Wedding Savings Account. Remember that even a simple, small wedding costs money (and sometimes a lot more money than you would ever imagine). A wedding savings account is an easy way to keep cash accumulating for the big day, so you don’t have to rely on plastic to bear the brunt later on.
Once you’ve done this, and decided on your budget, you are ready for the next step. Until then relax, and remember being engaged doesn’t mean ‘time for wedding planning’, it means that you two have to take care of each other…