The First 3 Things to Do When You Get Engaged

The First 3 Things to Do When You Get Engaged - Blog Post by Oak Parc Events

The magical moment you’ve been waiting for since you were young has finally come – getting engaged to the partner of your dreams. After the “yes” and endless flood of emotions, there are many things you must do. From sharing the engagement with loved ones to thinking about a wedding date, this can be an overwhelming process. All of a sudden, that wedding Pinterest board you made back in the day isn’t cutting it. We are here to guide you in the right direction. So take a breath and relax as we guide you on 3 things you should do right after the engagement.


Before your start feeling overwhelmed with to-do’s and what-if’s, take a moment to soak it all in and enjoy! You’ll soon see what everyone means when they say it all goes by in a flash, so make sure you take some time to celebrate with your new fiancé, go get a relaxing manicure (so you can share your ring on Instagram, of course!), and toast to all the exciting times ahead! The fun is just beginning!

Share the News with Family & Friends

Of course you’ll be anxious to share the news with your family and loved ones. Here’s a tip: think twice before posting on social media just yet! Let your parents and closest loved ones and friends know first. If possible, try to meet them in person. They’ll appreciate personally including them in your special celebration before they see the news flash on Facebook!

Get Your Ring Sized and Insured

This may not be top of mind for you, and certainly isn’t the most exciting thing to do at this time, but trust us – it’s a vital step! If the ring doesn’t fit, go ahead and get it resized now before the hustle and bustle of wedding planning gets going (and before your engagement pictures!). More importantly, don’t wait to get your ring insured. Anything can happen, and it’s important to protect your most treasured gem! You can usually add it on as an extension to your homeowner’s or renter’s insurance policy, so give your agent a call.


You deserve the wedding you’ve always dreamed about, and the planning and parties will come soon enough! This is a special time for joy and excitement as you and your fiancé begin your new lives together, so take it all in and relax.

When you are ready to get started on the planning details, take a look at our list of preferred vendors, and we hope you’ll consider one of our two beautiful venues in Baton Rouge and Prairieville for any of your wedding festivities!

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