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It's no secret that holiday weekends — particularly summer holiday weekends — are popular times for your guy proposes. With Labor Day weekend well underway, we have a sneaking suspicion some of your guys got down on one knee (or are planning to!) with a gorgeous sparkler. So, in an effort to start your engagement off on the right foot, we created an all-encompassing list of the 11 things you absolutely must do after getting engaged.
From the fun details (like DIYing that perfect, engagement ring-highlighting manicure) to the nitty-gritty (figuring out your wedding budget), we're breaking down all of your must-dos. Though some of the details might seem obvious — we hope you knew to call your closest friends and family before updating your Facebook status! — the excitement of that one moment can understandably leave you in a blur.
Once you've notified your friends and family, you'll likely be in uncharted territory. Did you know to get your engagement ring insured as soon as possible? Trust us, this is one task you don't want to put off. Then it comes time for the planning details. Change that hidden Pinterest board to public and sit down with your future hubby to compare your dream wedding details and start nailing down the logistics, like venue and vendors.
But before you get that far, do yourself a favor and follow our fourth tip very closely: Enjoy the moment! Take some well-deserved time to savor this romantic time before you really dive into planning.