Once you get engaged, you’ll want to share the excitement. Maybe you’re the type of person who wants everyone you’ve ever met to be as excited as you, or maybe you’re more reserved, just soaking in the glow of your new title (fiancée does have a nice ring to it!). Either way, the excitement you’re feeling should be shared, and quickly. The wedding professionals at Conklyn’s Weddings have a few ideas about how to celebrate your way, right away. Whether you gather the whole crew, spend some time with just close family, or simply get away with your partner for a bit, be sure to enjoy every moment of joy and rapture.
Big ‘n Splashy
For those who love the spotlight, a big to-do might be in order. Plan a swanky black-tie affair, complete with classic roses, champagne and a full buffet to kick things off. Or, keep it more casual with a cocktail party, complete with trendy succulents and ferns, appetizers and mixed drinks. For the laid-back couple, a fun backyard barbeque with daisies and sunflowers on picnic tables can be a great, inexpensive way to gather as many friends and family as possible together to announce and celebrate your big news. No matter how you choose to announce your engagement, if you love large gatherings of loved ones, a party is the way to go!
Small & Quaint
Maybe a giant get-together isn’t really your thing, but you still want to share all the warm fuzzies with your closest loved ones. Think about bringing your parents, siblings and closest friends together for a quiet dinner out or an in-house game night. Give the key players in your big day a chance to meet and get to know each other a bit before delving into wedding planning. To really enjoy the excitement together, the proposer should organize a small event to occur immediately after the proposal itself. Treat it like a surprise party for the one proposed to, and watch her light up as she walks into the room full of her favorite people!
Just the Two of You
If you’d rather keep your big news to yourselves and snuggle up in the glow of “forever” that now lingers all around you, consider taking a weekend trip away just to focus on one another. If a full vacation isn’t in the cards, a special visit to the spot where you first met or had your first date can be just as romantic and sentimental. Bring her favorite flowers along to heighten the sense of celebration, or have the restaurant or hotel set them out before your arrival. Making the most of this incredible step you’ve just taken is a great way to mark the moment and give it even more weight.
No matter how you and your fiancé choose to celebrate your engagement, trust us: it should be celebrated! Before you turn to all of the ins and outs of wedding planning, budgeting and endless lists of decisions to be made, take a beat, look each other in the eye, and revel in the newness of this beautiful decision you just made. The wedding experts at Conklyn’s Weddings are here to help when you’re ready to start designing your perfect wedding day, and we’ll happily point you in the right direction for celebrating your engagement your way, too. Ask us how to help you make the most of this most special of moments.