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5 To Do's Now That You're Engaged And Spending Extra Time At Home!

Congratulations on your engagement! I can't wait to hear all about it! But now that you're engaged and spending time at home due to COVID-19, here are a few tips that may help you and your fiance enjoy this time of celebration and keep your minds at ease and occupied.

Engagement Ring

1. Get Engagement Ring Insurance

Now that you have this sentimental piece of jewelry, it is important that you take precaution in case it gets lost, stolen or damaged. Your ring is a major investment; consider protecting it and your piece of mind (and your fiance's). You can check in with your jeweler for insurance recommendations or consider contacting your homeowner's insurance regarding an extension or a rider to your current policy. Check out this article by Brides Magazine on How To Get Engagement Ring Insurance: 9 Things You Need To Know for additional engagement ring insurance tips.

2.Open A Savings Account

Savings for Couples, Piggy Bank

Since you are engaged and spending extra quality time at home (to keep all our loved ones safe), now is the time to discuss the details regarding your budget for the wedding. Take your time and have an in depth conversation about your budget needs, wants and expectations. Discuss opening an account for your wedding expenses. When you start the planning process, vendors may ask about your budget for services. For now, you can open an account to save for your wedding. There are so many different savings account options. Consider the one that works for you.

Monthly Planner Notebook, September, This Month Notes

3. Consider Wedding Dates

Start thinking about potential dates (yes, more than one) that you would like to schedule your wedding and write them down. Once you start your wedding planning process, the availability of a venue, wedding vendors or even family members may impact the date of your wedding. You want to make sure everyone is onboard and available to celebrate your special day!

Since we are unsure of how things will be over the next few weeks, consider dates in 2021 or 2022.

4. Start A Registry or Honeymoon Fund

Couple by the Ocean and Mountains, honeymoon

There are probably a lot of things you will want or need as you begin to start your life as Mr. & Mrs. If you are starting from scratch and you know what you want, you can start a registry with My Registry. You can access multiple stores all on one registry. If you are pretty much settled and you want something a little more adventurous, you can ask for gift cards or contributions towards your honeymoon on Honeyfund.com. All you will need to do is choose your destination!

5. Schedule A Video Call With A Local Vendor

Throughout your area there are wedding vendors with services and products for you as you begin the wedding planning process. Wedding planners, venues, photographers, florists, DJ's and more. Scheduling a call with a vendor is a great way to get information, ask questions, get inspiration, discuss plans and just have fun. You can ask about their services and explore vendors who really get your vision or that may have a style that you like. It is your engagement time after all, enjoy it and build your wedding vendor team!

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this blog post.

Wishing you a Happy Engagement!

All The Best,


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