Happy Valentines Day – Newly engaged? Start here!

Written by    Last updated: February 14, 2015

The love of your life has just made the most romantic gesture possible, on the most romantic day of the year and proposed. Congratulations!!!! It’s time to plan your big day – even bigger and better and even more romantic than your Valentine’s Day! For all those newly engaged here’s where to start…

Valentines Day Proposal copy

‘Be my Valentine’ image courtesy of Pinterest

Make your announcement & celebrate!

Once you’ve told your closest friends and family your exciting news, it’s time to tell the whole world! Whether this is via social media or the newspaper, be sure to treat everyone to a photo of your bling! Better yet, organise an engagement party or meal so that you can show it off in the flesh. If the proposal was a complete surprise, this gives you the opportunity to let it all sink in and get use to being a ‘fiance’ before you get down to the nitty gritty of wedding planning.

Work out the budget

Before booking anything or making plans it’s best to work out your budget and how you’ll spend the money. Not particularly romantic we know, but what is even more unromantic is running out of money half way through planning! The best way to do this is to head over to Confetti’s budget planner tool where you can itemise your expenditures and update it throughout the process with the estimated and actual costs and whether it’s been paid or is due. This makes it really easy for you to keep track of your budgeting!

Budget Planner

Confetti’s Budget Planner

What type of wedding?

Small and intimate, big and extravagant, home or abroad, church or manor house? The choices are endless and if you haven’t had your wedding planned in your head since you were 10 years old, it’s time to stock up on bridal magazines and trawl websites and Pinterest for inspiration and ideas. This is also a good time to write your guest list so you know how big your venue needs to be.


Images courtesy of Claridge’s, The Arabian Tent Company and Ghyll Manor Hotel & Restaurant

Wedding insurance

Whatever your budget, wedding insurance is a must and is best purchased right at the beginning of your wedding planning before booking anything. This ensures you are covered for any mishaps however small or large. Check out our ‘Giving the Gift of Wedding Insurance’ article for more information on why it’s so important.

Do it yourself or book a professional?

As much as planning a wedding is fun and exciting, many couples underestimate how much there is to do and how stressful it can become. If you don’t have much spare time on your hands perhaps it’s worth enlisting the invaluable expertise of a wedding planner. Wedding planners can organise and help with as much or as little of your wedding as you like. So whether you just need help finding a venue and sending the invites, on the day coordination or the whole lot, don’t forget you are not alone!

Now have a browse of the rest of Confetti.co.uk to see how we can help with your wedding day:


Image courtesy of Clare and Scott’s Real Engagement

If you got engaged recently, we’d love to feature you in one of our Real Engagement articles online. Please send your inquiry to weddings[at]confetti[dot]co[dot]uk for more information.

This article was written by

Lucy Leaper
Lucy Leaper is our inspiration and bridalwear specialist! She has a degree in fashion design and 12 years experience in the fashion industry, including 3 and a half years as the manager of a bridal boutique. Lucy loves to hear every little detail about a bride's wedding plans and it is no surprise that the first thing she wants to know is what they're wearing!

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