Here's Everything You Need to Buy After You Get Engaged

Flaunt your new relationship status and start prepping for the big day with these must-haves

Updated 01/11/19
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The long-awaited moment has finally arrived—your partner popped the question. Congrats! Once you've posted your obligatory glorious ring selfie and told your mom the big news, it's time to get down to business and splurge on some much-needed pre-wedding swag. Here's everything you need to buy after you get engaged.

This new relationship status is a huge deal, so there are certain things you need to snag right after the engagement in order to celebrate and plan your future wedding accordingly. From obnoxiously cute his-and-hers "Just Engaged" gear to chic wedding organizers that are bound to become your new best friend, check out our starter kit for everything you need to buy after you get engaged. Happy pre-marital shopping!

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Wedding Fund Money Box

Courtesy of Nikita By Niki

Despite being a new bride-to-be, you probably already know that weddings can get expensive. Make a vow with your fiancé to contribute a bit to your wedding fund each day. Maybe you can give up your daily Starbucks fix and opt to brew at home, dropping the cash you saved in this adorable savings box. Those dollars and cents can go a long way.

SHOP NOW: Etsy, $29

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Vinley Market Wine Subscription

Courtesy of Vinley Market

Pop a bottle of bubbly to celebrate your newly betrothed status. Better yet, sign up for a wine subscription box so you'll always have a bottle on hand for whenever another wedding planning milestone crops up. Vinley Market is a women-owned wine subscription service that delivers two or three small batch, often biodynamic and organic, wines straight to your door each and every month. Bottoms up!

SHOP NOW: Vinley Market, starting at $59 per month for two bottles, or $79 for three bottles

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I'm Engaged Duh Blush Mug

Courtesy of Francesca's

This mug speaks for itself. The arrow's positioned to flaunt your ring when you hold the handle, in case any of your coworkers still had any doubts that you were engaged.

SHOP NOW: Francesca's, $12

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Days Until Countdown Calendar Letter Block

Courtesy of Wayfair

Once you settle on a date for the big day, start the count down with this block calendar. You'll hardly be able to contain your excitement whenever it catches your eye. The months, weeks, days are going to fly right by!

SHOP NOW: Wayfair, $36.99

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Vintage Wedding Style Coffee Table Book

Courtesy of Amazon

If you've been envisioning your wedding style for years, the ring on your finger seals the deal and you're officially able to put your ideas into action. For vintage-enthusiast future brides, this book will help generate some inspo before you make any huge decisions.

SHOP NOW: Amazon, $13.16

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Essie Mademoiselle Nail Polish

Courtesy of Essie

You (hopefully) primped your nails to perfection prior to the proposal, so maintain that newly-engaged glow with a classic light pink manicure (that bears resemblance to Meghan Markle's engagement nail polish).

SHOP NOW: Ulta, $9

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Engaged AF Shirt

Courtesy of ninety5prints

This unisex tee (that means the groom gets one too!) makes the perfect accessory to subtly brag about your engagement (besides your ring, of course) and match with your soon-to-be spouse.

SHOP NOW: Etsy, $18.95

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Gold Letter Party Balloon

Courtesy of Urban Outfitters

Spell out your initials, "yay," or any other word you want with these punchy gold celebratory balloons. If you decide to have an engagement party, nothing screams festive better than these statement-making props.

SHOP NOW: Urban Outfitters, was $6, now $1.99

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Wedding Scrapbook

Courtesy of Over the Moon

You'll no doubt be making a ton of memories over the course of your wedding planning journey. Don't forget a single one with this keepsake scrapbook, featuring bespoke watercolor illustrations and space to jot down every special moment and paste in momentos.

SHOP NOW: Over the Moon, $125

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Illusion Monogram Letter

Courtesy of Anthropologie

Taking your significant other's last name and can't wait to show off your new monogram? Decorate your living room in anticipation with your future shared initial.

SHOP NOW: Anthropologie, $24

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Uashmama Roma Weekend Bag

Courtesy od Food52

Whether it's to track down the wedding dress of your dreams or to scout out venues, you'll probably be on-the-go frequently during your engagement. Pack your essentials in this blush overnighter that doubles as honeymoon luggage.

SHOP NOW: Food52, $199

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Personalized Ring Dish

Courtesy of Garden of Graces

Get proactive about protecting your new sparkler with a ring holder that you can store on your bedside table (for the rare circumstance that requires you to take your gem off).

SHOP NOW: Etsy, $17

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Darling Point Crystal Champagne Glasses

Courtesy of Kate Spade

We envision you and your S.O. popping many bottles in the future to relieve wedding planning stress (you did just sign up for a wine subscription, after all!). Let these cute and convenient champagne glasses come to the rescue.

SHOP NOW: Kate Spade, $100

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Kate Spade Miss to Mrs. Notebook

Courtesy of Bloomingdale's

Jot down any pre-wedding notes in this super cute notebook. It's such a shame you can only push a pencil in this gem for a limited time, but make use of every last page.

SHOP NOW: Bloomingdale's, $48

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Custom Framed Star Map

Courtesy of Finch & Cotter

Your love was in the stars, right? Never forget the way the stars looked the night you said "yes" to that proposal with a custom star map. Just give the date, time, and location of your engagement and then think of the perfect place to hang it.

SHOP NOW: Etsy, starting at $34

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Say I Do Wedding Planner

Courtesy of Smythson

For even more wedding planning organization, keep track of everything on your to-do list with a durable guide that's designed to help you hammer out the nitty gritty details.

SHOP NOW: Smythson, $230

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Brides. Magazine

Photo by David Bastianoni; Wedding dress by Dior

Call us biased, but this subscription will be a valuable resource that your engagement and wedding planning stages absolutely can't do without.

SUBSCRIBE NOW: Brides, $10 for a 6-issue subscription

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