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So You’re Engaged! What To Do After You Say “Yes!”

The most important person in your life popped the proverbial question, and you said yes! The time leading up to an engagement can feel so important that many brides- and grooms-to-be don’t know what to do with themselves afterwards. However, there are a few things you really should take care of once you become engaged. So what do you need to do after you say yes?

Tell Your Loved Ones

Once you’ve soaked in the news and you’re ready, make sure to tell people about your engagement. You could call people, go traditional with announcement letters or a newspaper announcement, or simply send a text or email to let the important people in your lives know about your big news.

Size Your Ring

You want your ring to fit you right and you certainly don’t want to lose it, which is a possibility if it’s too loose. Get your ring sized as soon as possible so it fits well and stays put on your hand.

Get A Manicure

Everyone is going to be looking at your hands for the next few weeks. Let your new jewelry shine with smooth skin and polished nails so you can feel confident showing off your ring.

Consider A Season

You don’t need to rush straight into finding a date, but you should consider a general timeframe for your wedding. Are you going to take several years to plan the wedding or do you want to tie the knot as soon as possible? Would winter or summer suit you best? Figuring these preliminary details out will help you plan down the line.

Book Your Venue

If you know your season and you can figure out a good date, book your venue as soon as possible. Good venues can fill up fast and you don’t want to end up somewhere that doesn’t feel right for you. This is probably the first booking you’ll want to make for your future wedding to ensure it all goes smoothly.

Insure Your Ring

Okay, sure, insurance isn’t exactly the kind of exciting thing you think of when you first get engaged. However, chances are you plunged some serious money into your ring and you want to keep it safe, so make sure to get a good insurance deal.

Check Out Trunk Show Dates

If you’re interested in getting a dress from a specific designer, check out their trunk show schedule. You just might be able to snag one of their designs at a great price.


Grab the people you love and do something special to celebrate. It could be celebratory drinks, an intimate dinner, or a day out somewhere beautiful. Take this chance to celebrate your union with your nearest and dearest.

Your engagement should be one of the happiest times of your life. You’re in love, you’re planning a beautiful wedding, and the rest of your life is just beginning. Of course, there’s also the ring to take care of! If you’d like a personal consultation with an expert jeweler, contact us here at The Diamond Reserve today.

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