10 Essential Steps After Getting Engaged

by | Jan 12, 2024 | News


Congratulations, you’re engaged! This exciting time marks the beginning of a new chapter in your lives together. While you’re basking in the glow of your commitment, the journey to your wedding day begins. Here’s a list of ten essential things to do after you’ve said “Yes!”

1. Celebrate the Moment

Before diving into planning, take time to celebrate your engagement. Whether it’s an intimate dinner or a small gathering with close friends and family, savor this special milestone in your relationship. If you’d like to book a table at Factory51, click here.

2. Announce Your Engagement

Share the joyous news with your loved ones. You can go traditional with a phone call to family and close friends, or wait until you see them in person to make an announcement. After telling your nearest and dearest, you may want to post something on social media for a broader audience. If you’re engaged and wanting to throw a party, give us a call!

3. Have Your Engagement Ring Insured

Whilst not the first thing that comes to mind, getting your engagement ring insured is a must. Your engagement ring is not just a piece of jewellery; it’s a symbol of your love and commitment. Insuring it will give you peace of mind against loss, theft, or damage.

4. Discuss the Vision for Your Wedding

Sit down with your fiancé and discuss what you both envision for your wedding. Consider the size, location, season, and style of your wedding. Understanding each other’s preferences will make the planning process much smoother.

5. Create a Preliminary Budget

A realistic budget is crucial for effective wedding planning. Determine how much you’re willing to spend and consider factors like guest count, venue, and vendors. Don’t forget to factor in any contributions from family members. You’ll revisit this budget over the course of your wedding planning journey, so don’t worry if it’s just estimates at this point.

6. Draft a Guest List

Start drafting a guest list to get an idea of how many people you will be hosting. This will impact your choice of venue and budget allocation. Remember, it’s about celebrating with those who mean the most to you. It may help to divide potential guests into ‘definites’, ‘likely’, and ‘maybes’. Read more here.

7. Choose Potential Dates

Select a few potential wedding dates or preferred months. Consider work schedules, holidays, and significant events that might conflict with your wedding. Having a few options is helpful when you start looking at venues.

8. Research and Visit Venues

Begin researching wedding venues that align with your vision and budget. Schedule visits to see these places in person. Your choice of venue can influence other decisions like catering, décor, and even attire. We’ve popped a helpful guide to Factory51 below, should you be looking for a unique wedding venue in Brisbane.

9. Start Assembling Your Team

Identify the vendors you will need, such as photographers, caterers, florists, and musicians. Start researching and meeting with potential vendors to understand their style, pricing, and availability.

10. Take Care of Each Other

Amidst the excitement and stress of wedding planning, remember to take care of your relationship. Spend quality time together, communicate openly, and keep the romance alive. At the end of the day, you’re planning your future together, not just a single day!

Getting engaged is the start of a beautiful and sometimes overwhelming journey. By tackling these ten steps, you can set a solid foundation for your wedding planning process and enjoy this special time in your lives. Good news, the team at Factory51 are here to help you along the way! Nestled in the heart of Coorparoo, just minutes outside of Brisbane, Factory51 offers a unique blend of rustic elegance and contemporary sophistication, making it an ideal choice for couples seeking a seamless and memorable wedding experience.


All-In-One Convenience:

Factory51 presents the ultimate convenience of hosting both your ceremony and reception in one stunning location. This not only eases logistical concerns but also ensures a smooth transition from your heartfelt vows to the celebratory reception.

Charming Industrial Chic:

The venue’s signature feature is its industrial-chic aesthetic, blending exposed brick walls with modern finishes. The Workshop function room, with its high ceilings and crystal chandeliers, offers a beautiful canvas for your wedding, be it classic, contemporary, or uniquely yours.

Personalised Experiences:

At Factory51, your wedding vision comes to life. Whether you opt for the venue’s exquisite in-house styling or bring in your personal touch with a preferred stylist, the team at Factory51 is dedicated to creating a bespoke experience that reflects your individual style.

Flexible Scheduling:

Understanding the importance of preparation, Factory51 offers access to the reception venue from 10am on your wedding day. This generous timeframe allows you and your stylists ample opportunity to add those personal touches that make the day uniquely yours.

Exceptional Dining and Service:

Culinary excellence is at the heart of Factory51, with a range of delectable menu options crafted by expert chefs. Paired with impeccable service, your wedding feast will be as memorable as your special moments.

Intimate yet Spacious:

Factory51 strikes the perfect balance between intimacy and spaciousness. The Workshop function room can comfortably accommodate your guests while maintaining a cozy, inviting atmosphere.

Photogenic Settings:

From the private laneway entrance to the elegantly appointed interiors, Factory51 provides a plethora of beautiful backdrops for your wedding photos.

Convenient Location:

Located in Coorparoo, Factory51 is easily accessible for local and out-of-town guests, making it a convenient choice for everyone on your guest list.

Experienced Staff:

The dedicated team at Factory51 has extensive experience in hosting weddings. Their attention to detail and commitment to excellence ensure your day runs smoothly, allowing you to relax and enjoy every moment.

Your wedding day is a reflection of your love story, and at Factory51, every element is thoughtfully curated to celebrate that story from the time you’re engaged. From the enchanting ambiance and flexible styling options to the culinary delights and top-notch service, Factory51 in Coorparoo is not just a venue; it’s the setting for the beginning of your new chapter together. Book a tour today and take the first step towards realising your dream wedding at Factory51.


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