Congratulations, You're engaged....Now what?!

The holidays brought about a lot of newly engaged couples, and to that I say CONGRATULATIONS!!! This is such an exciting and overwhelming time for you, so here a few tips of what you should do first:

Share your news with friends and family!
   While shouting your new news from a rooftop would be ideal, it may not be the most effective way to share your good news! Make sure you call and email those closest to you first, and then, if you wish, update your Facebook status to share the news! 

Think about the vision for your wedding!
   Take some time and discuss an ideal vision for your wedding with your fiance. This will help you both figure out a budget and style for your special day.

Hire a Wedding Planner! 
    With so many decisions that need to be made, hiring a Wedding Planner will be one of the best investments you can make. They can help keep you on task, maintain your budget, and pull your vision together!

Have an engagement party! 
      An engagement party can be as small as hosting a few friends and family in your home to hosting a lavish bash at a venue. Whatever you and fiance choose, a gathering is a great way to celebrate with your loved ones and show off your bling! And speaking of bling....

Get your ring sized and insured! 
    This is a very important step that not all brides remember to take. Since you are now sporting a very important accessory, you should make sure it will be protected. 

I hope this helps ease some of the initial anxiety of the engagement process! As always, Events with Ambiance is here to assist you with all your Wedding Planning needs! Contact us today at 708.476.0300 for a complementary consultation!




If he likes, then he needs to put a ring on it!

Did you know the largest number of engagements happen between Thanksgiving and New Years?!
With so many options for choosing the "perfect ring", it can be very overwhelming! I thought I would help you out with some basic knowledge of engagement rings, which hopefully takes some of the anxiety out the process....

Let's start with shape......

Round Cut 
Pear Cut

Marquise Cut

Oval Cut

Radiant Cut
Asscher Cut

Heart Cut
Cushion Cut
Princess Cut
Each shape has also has a meaning, so the engagement ring you (or your your fiance) chooses will match who you truly are! 
Check out my Pinterest page for more engagement ring inspirations.... and for assistance with your wedding plans, contact Events with Ambiance today!