Today we are going over 10 things to do after your wedding!
Host a Post Wedding Meal
After the wedding, host a meal to enjoy with your wedding party! You may also choose to invite your guests but this often will require a larger space and can become costly. A post-wedding brunch is a great way to end the celebration. If you eloped, plan a dinner to invite your close friends and family. This will allow everyone to feel included while creating space for you and your partner to enjoy the celebration you selected.
Pack for Your Honeymoon
If your honeymoon isn’t the day after your wedding, you have time to pack! Be sure to have everything ready in advance if you will be traveling directly after saying your I dos. Most of the time, you have at least a few days to prepare for your honeymoon. Pack everything and keep all of your important documents close by so your travels are a breeze.
Send Thank You Cards
A month or two after your wedding, it’s time to send thank you cards to your guests. Take the time to handwrite a few sentences thanking everyone individually for celebrating with you. If they bought you a gift, mention that item in your card. This is a sweet way to show everyone your appreciation!
Take Care of The Paperwork
If you will be changing your name or combining any assets, it’s time to take care of the paperwork. It’s completely normal to wait until after the wedding to do this! Here are the basic places to change your name:
- Marriage Certificate
- Social Security Card
- Drivers License and Car Registration
- Bank Accounts, Credit and Debit Cards, Billing Information
- Travel Information
Thank Your Vendors
Send another thank you to your vendors! If you haven’t tipped them already, make sure you do this as soon as possible if you desire. However, sending them a private email, leaving an online review, and simply tagging them on social media are wonderful ways to show your thanks.
Submit Final Payments
Some of your final payments might be due after the wedding. Submit these promptly.
Store & Sell Your Wedding Items
You will be left with some wedding items that you purchased after the big day is complete. Store the items you want to keep and go through the rest to assess what can be sold. Ask your vendors if they would like to purchase any of your items! Many vendors are interested in growing their rental inventory for items like flameless candles, arches, linens, and table numbers. Otherwise, you can sell the rest of your items on sites like Facebook Marketplace.
Preserve Your Bouquet & Dress
Hire professionals to preserve your bouquet and dress! You can ask your florist if they dry bouquets and chat with your wedding dress shop about how to store your dress.
Share on Social Media
If you want to, share some photos of your wedding on social media! Be sure to tag your vendors if you do so.
Order Printed Wedding Photos
The online gallery of your wedding photos is great for social media as we discussed above, but you will want some printed copies. Measure the locations you want to display your photos and ask your photographer about their recommended printing option.
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