WPMCS 015: You're Engaged, Now What?

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From the moment you get engaged, do everything in your power to make the most of every moment.

When my husband proposed, he made me get out of bed at 5am to go on a ‘bushwalk’.

I hadn’t suspected anything until I spotted him wearing his nice cons. Why would he be wearing those on a bushwalk? I thought.

So I changed out of my jeans and into a nice skirt.He still thought he had me fooled. Dude, I’m wearing a skirt on a ‘bushwalk’…

He got tense and nervous when we arrived on the mountain and asked me to “get the map out of the bag”.

I unfolded ‘the map’, which was actually a poem he had written. It ended with “… will you marry me?”

Now I bet you think you know what happened next, but you would be wrong.

Because here’s the thing:


I thought to myself calmly “okay, I’m too excited, I’ll just read it later….”. Yes, THAT would be the most sensible thing to do.

I turned around and he was down on one knee, staring up at me waiting for my response…

Not having realized he’d already asked the question, I waited for him to say the words…

… so we just stared at each other. For like, a really weird amount of time. (I still laugh at how ridiculous we must have looked).

I figured one of us had to say something, so I finally uttered “.. ahhhh…. you have to ask me?”

Relief washed over his face (what must he have thought with me standing there silent for so long!).

He asked, I said yes.

Moments later we were laughing so hard as we swapped our sides of the story.

When I called my mum to tell her the news, she burst into such loud, hysterical sobs that my Dad ran from the other side of the house in a panic yelling “what’s wrong! what’s wrong!”.

Your engagement is the time you’re living the stories you will be telling for the rest of your life.

Don’t waste it with your head in your hands, dealing with the headaches most couples endure when planning a wedding.

That is why I decided to dedicate more of my time to Wedding Planning Masterclass. Take a listen to the story of how it came to life:

Because there is joy to be found in the lead up as well as on the day.

Your wedding day is merely the crescendo (albeit, a big one at that!).

It has been an incredible few months since the last intake, when 17 ladies put their faith in me and joined.

The feedback was amazing and humbling and I realized: if ever I had a chance to make a real difference in the world, this was it. 

The brides are no longer secretly fearing that their wedding day won’t come together as beautifully as they imagined; that their money will go to waste on unnecessary things; and the day won’t live up to their expectations.

And we have so many different types of weddings coming to life! A community hall wedding, a heritage estate wedding, and a winery wedding to name a few.

Proving this isn’t about getting a cookie cutter wedding.

You get the tools to bring to life the wedding that you envision.

And it’s so much more than a wedding planning checklist.

It’s a complete step by step that breaks down your budgeting, styling and planning in to six clear phases;

So you know which decisions to make now and what tasks to move on to next;

With an avalanche of industry insight so you know the real value of services you should be investing or can confidently do without;

With the bonus of having an actual wedding planner (that’s me!) on hand for more help and advice along the way.

All to bring you to the same end goal: a stunning, perfectly executed wedding that you can add to the collection of stories you and your guests will be talking about for years to come.

Read more about the official program here.

Happy Planning,



Hi, I’m Amanda Vodic, principal planner at We Heart Events and founder of Wedding Planning Masterclass. I work with couples that are CRAZY EXCITED about creating beautiful, meaningful, all-kinds of wonderful weddings. I help you get more joy from the wedding planning experience - while making it feel like it’s so easy you could become one of the pros yourselves.

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