Jen Glantz is a "Professional Bridesmaid" and the founder of Bridesmaid for Hire. She's the author of All My Friends Are Engaged and frequently wears old bridesmaid dresses to the grocery store and on first dates. For her Brides.com column, Jen tackles a bride-to-be's burning question: I just got engaged — now what?
The first thing you should do is turn off your phone. That's right. It's probably the opposite of what you want to do, but the truth is, if you don't, you're going to be inundated with so many phone calls and text messages and Facebook likes from the people in your life that matter — but can also wait. Enjoy a few hours, or even days, alone with your fiancéand only let immediate family know about your engagement. Then spread the word in doses, so that you wont feel overwhelmed with your phone blowing up.
As far as planning, know that there is no rush. Some people want to get their wedding planning done immediately and some take four months just to pick a wedding date. Start the adventure whenever you feel it's right and ask the people around you (I'm talking about your mom, your sister, your best gal pals) and those wedding Pinterest boards) to let you breathe a little bit and enjoy every moment of engagement bliss.