If you are recently engaged, first of all, congratulations! Second of all, you are in good company! Recent studies show that nearly 20% of all engagements happen in December. 2021 is going to be a big year for weddings, and here at For Your Party, we are here for it! Bring on all the love, the gorgeous venues, the perfect vows, and, of course, the personalized cocktail napkins. But before we get carried away, do make sure to celebrate your engagement fully. It’s easy to get swept into the planning, but trust us, you’ll be glad you took a moment (or several) to embrace the moment of being engaged before you press on into the big process of wedding planning.
Mark the Moment
Before you schedule your meetings with wedding planners and the tours of wedding venues, make sure to take some time to mark the moment. Wedding planning is no joke, so embracing the calm before the potential frenzy is really important. Take all the photos, pop the bubbly and celebrate your engagement exactly how you want to. Many couples make quick work of announcing their engagements on social media, while others prefer to take it slower and mail announcements (and, of course, many do both!). What you do is totally up to you!
Celebrate With Loved Ones (Safely)
While you may be eager to celebrate with your friends and family, planning a gathering in 2021 takes some caution and special consideration. Partying during a pandemic can be daunting, but gathering as safely as possible is an option, too. With an outdoor location, face masks, and other precautions like full-color hand sanitizer wipes available, many couples are able to celebrate, at least on a small scale. Add personalized napkins and custom coasters to your party décor for a special touch, no matter the size of the gathering!
Send Save the Dates
Sending a Save the Date is a great option to make sure your invited wedding guests have plenty of time to plan for your big day! These days, Save the Dates often include a website to allow you to update your guests of any pandemic related changes that may be necessary.
Finally, Start Planning!
Once you’ve taken a great big breath and celebrated your engagement, it’s a perfect time to start all the planning! From wedding colors to venues, menus to invitations, it’s all just SO exciting! And, take a tip from the pros: if wedding planning starts to feel more hard than exciting, or you feel strain in your close relationships during the wedding planning process, do yourself a big favor and ask for help. Whether this means you hire a planner, delegate tasks to your trusted friends or you release some of your DIY dreams, take good care of yourself and your dearest ones during this special time!