Five Top Tips
Congratulations, you’re engaged! But now that you’ve got that ring on your finger, you’re faced with where to begin. From the big reveal to family and friends, to making a budget and sticking to it, consider these pointers when setting out on your journey
01. THE ANNOUNCEMENT
As exciting as it is, it’s best to hold off the public announcements until you’ve let those closest to you know first. The last thing you need is for your parents to ring you up, offended that they found out about your engagement via a relationship status change on Facebook. If you or your partner have children from previous relationships be sure to let them know first. Next in line, your parents, best friends and immediate family. If there’s anyone who you think will be offended that they weren’t told directly, best to get on the phone with them before posting that ring snap to Instagram.
02. WRIGGLE ROOM?
As beautiful as that engagement ring might be, there is the chance that it’s not quite the right fit – whether it’s too tight, or that tiny bit too big, get your ring resized as soon as you can. The last thing you need is for it to go missing just after you get it!
03. COVER YOUR BASES
Your engagement ring could be one of the most expensive pieces of jewellery you’ll ever own, so it makes sense to get it insured in case the unthinkable happens. Before you set out, get your ring valued. Insurers require an independent and up-to- date valuation before they can offer a policy. When choosing a policy, read the fine print and keep an eye out for things like whether you’ll need the ring appraised every year or what your replacement or compensation is for a bespoke ring.
04. START SAVING
No matter how big or small you choose your wedding to be, it’ll cost. Start a wedding savings account and work out how much you can afford to put in the account each pay check. Remember, every dollar counts.
05. DON’T STRESS
Don’t feel like you need to rush to the altar. There are many factors to take into consideration; money, family, health and work, just to name a few. The important thing is for you and your other half to enjoy the wedding planning process and tie the knot when you’re ready. W