“Finally!” – the relieved expression shared by your friends and family when you finally announce you’ve popped the big question and they said yes! Everything is now falling into place. There’s so much to do! So many things to discuss! You have a wedding to plan! A venue to book! Dresses to try on! But wait – slow down. Here at The Limes Country Lodge, we have some advice for the happy couple, to help make sure you enjoy every moment of your engagement and planning your big day.
Our first piece of advice would be to enjoy being engaged! It’s undoubtedly easy to get swept up in the whirlwind of excitement, but if you’re not planning to get married within the next week – take some time to enjoy the moment. Being engaged is a huge, joyous, bold new step in a relationship, so embrace it! There is no rush, unless your circumstances require a little haste, (if you’re in the military, or plan on moving, for example), just relax! It’s worth remembering that while this may well be an exciting time you want to share with everyone, you and your loved one are the focus. Although it will be exciting to discuss your ideas and vision with family and friends, don’t forget to involve your significant other! Most couples will book their venue one to two years in advance to give them time to collect those all-important RSVP’s and organise all the finer details.
Next up: have you told everyone you are engaged? It might seem like a no-brainer, but make a list of people who you need to tell. There’s nothing worse than finding out you accidentally forgot to tell someone, especially if they would take it personally. It is always more rewarding and personal to hear the big news directly from the happy couple themselves, rather than catch wind of it via social media or a couple of days down the line and feel left out.
Once you’re ready, celebrate! You’ll have friends and family chomping at the bit to get together with you and have a celebratory drink or two, or even a party – you’ve earned it! The Limes Country Lodge is the perfect venue for an engagement party. Located in six acres of stunning countryside, with modern facilities, excellent customer service, accommodation and free on-site parking, we promise the warmest of welcomes and a truly memorable time. Our events team are on hand to discuss your every need, and help plan out the perfect party. We would be delighted to help you with every stage of your planning. Call our team today for more details on both parties and dare we say it, wedding ceremonies and receptions!