You said YES! Now what?!

You're freshly engaged and there's no doubt that this is one of the most exciting times in your life! Celebrate and jumpstart planning with these top 10 things to do after you say yes! 

1. Call your parents! 

They deserve the honor of hearing the news first! A phone call is great, but if you can celebrate in person, it's an excuse for some champagne and the start of making awesome memories!

2. Call friends & family

Before you post to Instagram, make sure that those closest to you hear the news from you rather than your profile! Their reactions will be priceless and you'll definitely want to hear them firsthand. ...Then you can immediately share photos of your new bling ;)

3. Treat yourself to a manicure

EVERYONE is going to be staring at your ring. Feel extra confident showing it off with beautiful nails. 

4. Visit your jeweler

Get your ring sized, appraised, and insured to keep it protected. 

5. Set a date

You might not want to get your hearts set on a specific day since your venue's availability might dictate that for you. Still, you'll definitely want to talk about and agree on the time of year and/or the month for your big day.

6. Come up with a guest count

This rough estimate will help you determine A LOT going forward in your wedding planning. The number of guests will be an important element in choosing a venue and setting a budget.

7. Set a budget

And allocate how much you might want to spend on each vendor. This will help you narrow down where to shop around. 

8. Consult magazines and Pinterest

Maybe you've had your dream wedding pin board created for years, or maybe you've never even given your wedding a thought! No matter where you fall on the spectrum, check out wedding magazines and search online resources like WeddingWireThe Knot, and Pinterest for "wedspiration." With a time of year, a number of guests, and a budget in mind, you can have a better idea of what you want your big day to look like and what will be logistically possible. 

9. Begin your venue tour

Deciding where your wedding will be located should be fun! A big question you'll have to answer before you go is where you want your ceremony to be. Your venue will need to know if they'll be hosting your ceremony or only the reception. Make sure you take LOTS of notes about their offerings, what you like, and what you don't. Keep a rough timeline in your head as you do so; you'll want to leave plenty of time for transportation and photo-taking. 

10. Set regular date nights

We love this idea and cannot stress the importance enough! Your lives will seem consumed with wedding planning as an engaged couple, but you'll want to set aside time where it can be just the two of you enjoying each other and conversation away from all wedding topics! 



Our Wedding Vendor Dream Team

Earlier in the week, popular wedding blog Style Me Pretty posted something to Instagram that really caught our attention. Getting distracted by posts from @smpweddings is a daily event, don't get us wrong, but this one really resonated with us. The Instagram photo linked to a fresh post on their Wedding 101 blog written about the importance of choosing vendors who know each other. A few of the perks are getting "the most out of your vendors," "a smoother day," and "higher chances of being published." We can't help but agree with these perks 100%, still there's a bit more to it.

There's a certain level of trust that is achieved when all of your vendors know, like, and refer each other. The quality of work is sure to be high in this case, because companies would not want to associate with other companies who might do anything but improve their reputation. Not only will your day run smoothly, but the entire planning process will be easier when your vendors know and like each other.

At Silverfox DJs, we take the importance of knowing other vendors in our industry to a new level. It comes naturally since we're a division of Silverfox Photography & Cinematography. Yet, Silverfox Studios as a whole knows better than to stop there. 

The choice to link up with a network of wedding and event professionals stemmed from a desire to make the wedding planning process easier for our brides and grooms. Being a one-stop-shop for photo, video, and entertainment services seemed like a no-brainer to us. For our #SilverFoxyCouples, it also means some extra wine or beer while they sit and relax though appointments rather than driving from vendor to vendor. See? When alcohol is involved it's definite no-brainer ;)  

In an effort to continue making the vendor search as painless as possible, we linked up with some pretty awesome companies to refer brides and grooms to. We're proud to say we know them, but we are even prouder to call them our trusted friends. 

If you or a friend is planning a wedding, consider these vendors a cut above the rest! They certainly get a #SilverFoxy seal of approval!

All Star Limo

Bridal Reflections

High Style Bridal Make-Up and Hair

1 Up Event Design