I’m Engaged! Now What?

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If you’re reading this, it’s probably because you got engaged recently. If that’s the case, then congratulations! This is a super exciting time in your life. You finally found the one!

Of course, there’s no right or wrong way to be engaged – but here are some tips to make this whirlwind time go more smoothly.

1. Get a manicure.

You may have already gotten a manicure – by coincidence, or you were suspecting your significant other would pop the question soon. If you don’t have a manicure at the moment, now is the perfect time to treat yourself. Everyone is going to be staring at your hands, and you’ll want to post pictures of your ring on social media.

You’ll want your nails to look perfect to complement your gorgeous ring. When choosing a nail polish color, make sure to choose a color that isn’t too flashy, like neon pink – you’ll want your beautiful new ring to stand out in pictures, not your nails. A bold color can be overpowering and take away from the beauty of your new ring. Neutrals are perfect for the newly engaged.

2. Post a ring selfie.

Show off your sparkler on social media. Before you post online about your engagement, make sure you’ve called your relatives and close friends to share the news – people close to you may feel hurt if they find out from social media and not straight from you.

When taking your ring selfie, lighting is everything. Natural sunlight is the most flattering – try going outside or taking a selfie near a window to get natural light. Avoid using flash at all costs – the brightness may wash out the beauty of your ring. Use the hashtag #GetTheMomentRight and your selfie may get reshared on Ritani’s Instagram!

Related: How To Take Perfect Engagement Ring Photos

3. Get your ring insured.

Your ring has extreme sentimental value. It’s also an expensive purchase. To keep your investment safe, you should consider getting ring insurance. Insurance covers mysterious disappearance, accidental loss, and theft.

For everything you need to know about ring insurance, read our Guide to Engagement Ring Insurance.

4. Get your ring resized.

Your fiancé may have miscalculated the size of your finger when they bought your ring. It’s important to have a ring that fits properly so that it doesn’t accidentally slide off of your finger. It’ll also feel way more comfortable on your hand when it’s the correct size.

Ritani offers one free ring resizing within the first year of purchase. You can call a Ritani customer service representative for your free resizing at 1-888-9RITANI and they’ll take care of the rest.

5. Take some time for yourselves.

You may already start stressing over the details of your wedding – where it is, who will be in your wedding, or what venue you should choose. People will also likely bombard you with questions about the wedding. Save the planning for a few weeks after getting engaged. Take the time to savor the moment and joy that comes with becoming newly engaged. You’ll have plenty of time down the road to plan your wedding.

6. Get inspired.

Your wedding plans don’t have to be official, but it’s fun to start dreaming of your future wedding. Planning in the future will be much easier if you already have an idea of what you want for you wedding. If you haven’t already begun planning your wedding since middle school, you may want to start seeking inspiration from magazines, wedding websites, or Pinterest.

Luckily, Ritani has a Pinterest full of ideas for your save the date, wedding dress, the cake, and more. Check out our Pinterest here.

7. Pick a date.

Commiting to a date in the future can be nerve-wracking – after all, you have no idea what the weather will be like in a year or two from now. If you have no idea what date to choose, you should at least choose a month. Your close friends and family may be planning a vacation in the future, so if they know what month your wedding falls on, they can plan around it. If you really have no idea when the wedding will be, kindly tell you friends or relatives that you’re just enjoying being engaged and will have time to make more solidified plans in the future.

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