Congrats, girl! You're engaged! The past few days or weeks or months may have felt like a whirlwind since you said yes, but the good news is that I have Randi of Jet Set Planning here to help! She's here to give us the scoop on what to do first after getting engaged. As a wedding planner with an MBA in strategic leadership + event planning, Randi knows a thing or two about helping brides just like you! So say no to the overwhelm and hello to Jet Set Planning's Power Planning! I'll leave the rest to Randi to tell us below in her guest post! 

After the excitement of the proposal and the pretty ring, comes the realization that you have a wedding to plan! You're already busy and as thrilled as you are to be marrying your bestie, you're also overwhelmed by the idea of fitting it all in. You want an amazing wedding full of southern charm and personal details. I got you, girl!

I would love to say that the first thing you should do when you get engaged is to hire a wedding planner! But in truth- there are just a couple steps to address before making your first wedding day hire.

RELAX AND ENJOY THIS MOMENT! After notifying all your friends and family, sit down with your finance and discuss the kind of wedding you want to have. And I'm not talking decor, y'all. I'm talking about the overall feel (or as some may say, vibe or ambiance). Then determine a budget range. Many couples aren't quite sure what things actually cost, so that is why I recommend a range. These two details will be SO helpful during your initial consultation and help us pin down #allthethings!

I understand that you and your sweetie are busy professionals with a ton of things going on. I also know that this day is really important to you. Being short on time doesn't mean that your wedding has to be short on the details. In comes my POWER PLANNING! Yep, shameless plug. I can't wait to tell you ALL about what power planning entails and why this is exactly what you've been looking for! Contact me here.

Can't wait to get to know you! Oh! And be sure to join my e-mail list for a few tips along the way. 

Randi! Thank you so much for sharing all of these wonderful tips on what to do first after getting engaged! You can check out more on Jet Set Planning and Randi's Power Planning here on her site! And also be sure to keep in touch with Randi via Instagram