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You're Engaged! First 6 Steps To Plan Your Wedding

Oh heeey party people! First things first, CONGRATULATIONS! Yay, you’re engaged! So freakin’ exciting! I’m so happy for you and I’m glad you stumbled upon this blog to read up on what to do next. In this post, I’ll be going through the first six steps you should take to get started with wedding planning.

If you prefer to listen to what you should do, check out my podcast episode here where my husband and I talk about our engagement and planning process.


This seems like a super obvious one, right? Take a moment to breathe in and live in this moment. You. Are. Engaged. Say what? You said YAAAS so drink that champagne, sip on that whiskey, go on a date, jump around, do what you wanna do! Ain’t nobody gonna judge you and if they do, well, they’re just jealous. Haha all jokes aside, celebrate to your heart’s desire because this moment is special.

You can celebrate with a fun, themed engagement party, intimately with immediate family members or just you two going out on a date and being in this moment together. Find out how we celebrated by listening to our podcast here.


Sit down with your partner and start drafting a guest list. Notice I said draft. You are going to be going back to this guest list and changing it throughout your engagement, but it’s important to get the best idea of how many people you want to invite. This is your base and what is going to drive so many of your decisions when planning your wedding.

Your guest list will always be a working document but to start it off, you can draft your list in three categories: