It’s a new chapter – You’re Engaged! What’s Next?
You’re engaged! Congratulations! You’re just about to start a new chapter of your life, and it’s the beginning of an exciting journey!
You’ve made a commitment to each other, and you’ve been celebrating. You’ve been showing off your shiny new engagement ring and you’ve spent hours admiring your hand.
What’s next? You’re engaged to be married … and the married part is the next stage to ponder.
Some questions and things you might want to consider:
What’s the correct length of time for an engagement?
In truth – there’s no correct length of time. It’s an individual decision. We’ve known couples who get married after a few months, a year, two years or some people can be engaged for 15 years or more and then decide to marry. It’s entirely up to you.
Timescale could be important though … as it’s a starting point. If you’re giving yourself a short time scale – start moving quickly on your organisation, as many couples plan well in advance and some venues are booked two or three years ahead.
Home or Away?
Where to have your wedding? Some couples opt for sunnier climes and barefoot on the beach, while others might prefer a Scottish castle in winter. Nowadays there are many options and with people making up their own bespoke day, almost anything is possible. Let your imagination run wild!
If you’re choosing to travel abroad – you’ll want to consider the people you really want to be with you – are they able to travel? Spontaneity works for some couples – you might get married in Las Vegas with an Elvis impersonator as a witness – but hopefully not like Ross and Rachel from Friends …