If you’ve recently popped the question, it’s time to celebrate your engagement.
Getting engaged is a major life event. Here are ten ways to mark this very special occasion in style.
There’s nothing like gathering all your nearest and dearest together to share your happy news. Engagement parties have been put on hold for too long, so it’s time to dust off those glad rags and organise a proper bash. It’ll be a great way for your future wedding guests to get to know each other – and for you to work out who should (and who definitely should not!) sit next to each other in the final seating plan.
You could give your party a theme, such as a casino or games night, or even organise a mini festival-style glamping trip.
If large gatherings are not your thing, why not plan a luxury escape for two? The time just after your engagement provides the perfect opportunity to enjoy a mini break before all that wedding planning starts. You could enjoy a weekend in New York, Paris or Rome, or try something closer to home, such as a treetop escape like this romantic treetop retreat in North Devon.
In this age of social media, it’s never been easier to spread the word. But, before you post your life-changing news on all of your social channels and update your status, make sure your closest family and friends have been given a heads-up. Give them a call first so no one will feel left out.
Ever wanted to climb aboard a high-speed boat along the Thames or take a helicopter tour or go tandem bungee jumping? Well, now’s your chance. There are lots of packages out there to help thrill-seeking couples celebrate their engagement.
You’re about to embark on a hectic few months, so it’s only right that you prepare by relaxing together. And what better place than a luxury spa? Top choices include Gleneagles, Perthshire, Ragdale Hall, Leicester and The Pan Pacific, London.
Your closest relatives will no doubt want to share your excitement, so treat them to a meal out in your favourite restaurant. It’s the ideal, intimate way to get everyone together before wedding talk completely takes over the conversation.
What could be more romantic than going back to where it all began? Visiting the place where you first laid eyes on each other will help to remind you how far you’ve come, and where you’re going in the future.
Capture your special moment forever by setting up an engaged couple photoshoot with a professional photographer. It doesn’t have to be a formal studio affair, if that’s not your style. Head to your favourite beach or picnic spot and make it personal.
Let the celebrations come to you by arranging for a luxury hamper or the finest bubbly to be delivered to your door. Try the ‘Congratulations’ hamper from Fortnum & Mason or the Harrods Vintage Champagne hamper for a guaranteed perfect night in.
Getting engaged is an exciting time but it’s important to remember to protect the precious ring that you’re now wearing to mark your new status. After all, you will want to wear it for the rest of your life together. Engagement ring insurance from TH March provides worldwide accidental damage, loss and theft cover. Contact our team of experts for more information.