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You’re Engaged!

Things to Do as Soon as You Get Engaged!

This is the moment you’ve been waiting for. Holy moley, you have an engagement ring and you’re getting married! It’s so surreal, yet definitely happening, and like it or not, the hours, days, and weeks following that proposal are guaranteed to be a whirlwind.

There are so many things to think about, so many people to contact and so much to get done. Don’t be overwhelmed. You have plenty of time to plan the rest of your lives but if you’re like most newly engaged people, you’ll be itching to share the news with all your friends and dive into the actual wedding planning part headfirst.

Pinterest boards, bridal magazines, blogs, dress shopping, venue hunting…the list goes on and on. Years of watching wedding movies couldn’t have prepared you for what’s to come (trust us, it’s totally different). While the average engagement lasts a year to a year-and-a-half, there are certain things you’ll want to get done stat — no matter how long you plan on being a fiancé.

So where do you get started? There’s no strict order to follow as long as you tackle the immediate to-dos. Committing the rest of your life to the love of your life is scary and amazing and the best kind of stress, however, it’s a major, major milestone, and planning a wedding together is the icing on the cake — we promise!


And your siblings and BFFs too (unless you are keeping your engagement under wraps for a while). The last place they should have to hear about your new status is on social media, so give them a ring personally and tell them the happy news. Chances are, mom and dad already know what’s up and have been waiting by the phone patiently for your call.


Your hands will be in the spotlight for the next couple of weeks, which means your manicure best be on fleek. Or, if you’re going for the natural look, make sure your nails are clean and shaped. Otherwise, friends will be focusing more on your chipped nail polish than your gorgeous engagement ring. Not cool.


A picture is worth a thousand words, right? If you’re ready to share with the world that you’re engaged, open up that Instagram! Take a ring selfie or a sweet pic of you and your fiancé to share the love. Even better—if the actual proposal was caught on film, nothing is better than that look of surprise. And don’t forget to make it Facebook official!

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Newly Engaged~Bianca & Alexis

The perfect summer engagement session!

Photo by one of BCM’s preferred vendors, William Khoury Photography

Bianca & Alexis will be married September 3, 2016.

Photo by: William Khoury Photography

Photo by: William Khoury Photography

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Eric & Brianna ~ Featured Engagement ~ Travis Air Force Base

In honor of Veteran’s Day, we would like to share one of our upcoming newly engaged couples, Eric & Brianna.
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Photography by Kori & Jared Photography

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BCM is looking for your “Noteworthy Engagement” Shoots

Paving your way to happily ever after starts with a day of documenting your style through modern day engagement photos.  More and more couples are seeking alternative roads to express their love through themed, innovative, and artistic means. From a themed photo shoot inspired by your favorite rock star or celebrity to flaunting your love for one another in an exaggerated display of your hobbies or passions… engagement photos are becoming more art than obligation.

Was your engagement sitting inspired by a favorite rockstar?  Did you incorporate a favorite hobby or passion?  Did you see yourself traveling the world with your “soon-to-be” and opt for a shoot in an airplane hanger?  If so, we want to see them!
What we’re looking for: Engagement photos taken over the past 12 months that have never been published in another wedding magazine or blog. (They can be posted on your business blog).


  • Please mark your submission with your names, telephone number, email address, wedding date, along with your photographer’s contact information.
  • Create a folder and e-mail it through a variety of web based sources like DropBox.com, YouSendIt.com, etc. Direct them to our Publisher, Mira@bridalcouturemag.com.


Note: All images must be 300 dpi and you must be able to provide photographer credits as well as a brief description upon request.

Deadlines: June 15, 2014 Visit our Submissions page for more details. ->

Photo by Charleton Churchill Photography

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It Took 4 Years And Trips To 26 Countries To Make This Proposal Video

On Sept 30, 2010, University of Montana students Jack Hyer and Rebecca Strellnauer went on their first date.

It went so well that afterwards, Hyer wrote in his travel journal, “I’m going to marry this girl eventually.”

Turns out, he was right.

Hyer spent the last four years building a proposal video (watch above), which features him lip-syncing The Proclaimers’ “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” from 26 countries around the world, including Cambodia, Israel, China, Greece, France and Turkey.

On the night of the couple’s college graduation, Hyer fooled Strellnauer into thinking that they were going to be watching his “graduation slideshow” — a ploy to get her to watch the proposal video he had made for her.

“I’ve been on many adventures. I’ve traveled on elephant, on camelback, hiked to the lowest point on the earth and I’ve gotten to see some of the highest,” he said right before pulling out the ring. “But the best adventure I’ve had is loving Becca.”

That, folks, is romance.
The Huffington Post | by Kelsey Borresen

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