Community blog post
Congratulations, you’re engaged! You’ve got a beautiful ring on your finger, a token of love from (hopefully) the man or woman of your dreams. But now what? Here’s my guide to the first steps towards your wedding or civil partnership and a wonderful future together!
This is the fun, but possibly also stressful part if you’re worried about people’s reactions!
Hopefully, you’ll enjoy telling people and all the reactions you get will be positive.
Make sure your engagement ring is safe
Have your ring resized if it’s too big or too small for you. The last thing you want is your shiny new ring slipping off without you realising it! It may be advisable to get it insured.
Decide how long you’ll be engaged for
When Dave and I got engaged, we were only 18. He was still in college and I had a Saturday afternoon job,