Even before you know you’re getting married, the planning has begun.
Whether it's you or your partner who gets down on one knee, someone spent hours coming up with that perfect way to pop the question.
Sometimes we at Hacienda get the privilege of witnessing these magical moments, as our venue is available for unique proposals.
After your partner says “Yes”, there are 4 important steps we suggest you take:
1. Take some time to bask in your newly engaged glow.
Getting engaged is a very exciting time, and although you may want to shout it from the rooftops, remember to just enjoy your happiness with your fiancé- there will be lots of time for planning after.
2. Decide if you would like an engagement party.
Life is about celebrating your happy moments with the ones you love, and an engagement is no exception. It is up to you whether you would like to host a party yourself, or ask a loved one to throw it for you.
3. Plan your engagement photo shoot.
Engagement photos are a favourite of couples because they are perfect for sharing with your friends and family. At Hacienda, our versatile venue and extensive grounds can produce some stunning photography. You can book a four-hour session or more with us, but we recommended your photographer come to the venue ahead of time to view the possibilities.
Engagement photos or any other pre-wedding photography is included for our booked couples, and we also provide recommendations for photographers.
4. Start thinking of dates.
You don’t have to pick a date just yet, but start envisioning your wedding (you probably already have ideas in mind).
The time of year you pick will dictate many other decisions, and once the date is selected you can begin creating a timeline for planning.
If you’ve taken some time to celebrate and you’re ready to move on to the first stage of planning, take a look at the second chapter in our Bridal Guide with helpful hints on what to consider when saving the date.