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The Ultimate Post-Wedding Checklist: 11 Tasks To Do After Your Wedding

The Ultimate Post-Wedding Checklist: 11 Tasks To Do After Your Wedding

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The Ultimate Post-Wedding Checklist: 11 Tasks To Do After Your Wedding

The post-wedding bliss can be distracting, but don't forget a few essential tasks! Many couples overlook these important steps after the celebrations have settled. This after-wedding checklist ensures a smooth transition back to routine life, while expressing appreciation to those who made your dream day a reality.

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Send Thank You Cards

Top of your post-wedding to-do list? Thank-you notes! Expressing gratitude to your guests and vendors shouldn't wait. The sooner you send these cards, the better., of GB Design House and its subsidiary, Gracious Bridal, say it's best to aim to have this finished within 90 days after the wedding. “Your mother and mother-in-law will thank you,” says Cascio regarding the 90-day window.

 

Consider Gifting Printed Wedding Photo Albums

Commemorate the magic with personalized photo album! After receiving your professional wedding photos, consider creating custom albums for loved ones (Shutterfly and similar sites offer user-friendly design options). These thoughtful gifts serve a dual purpose: cherished keepsakes and stunning coffee table additions.

"Personalized albums allow recipients to relive the wedding experience," says Audrey Craig, president and CEO. "You can tailor each album to the recipient, creating a unique gift for your in-laws, bridesmaids, or even yourselves as a couple."

The Ultimate Post-Wedding Checklist: 11 Tasks To Do After Your Wedding

Ensure You’ve Paid and Tipped All Your Vendors

Ensure all your vendors are paid and appreciated! Double-check your contracts to verify everyone has been compensated. If any outstanding payments are due, prioritize sending them immediately.

When it comes to tipping, etiquette considerations exist, but the ultimate decision is yours. Research gratuity recommendations for different vendors to determine appropriate amounts.

 

Leave Vendor Reviews.

Spread the love and share your positive experiences! If you were thrilled with your vendors, consider leaving them a heartfelt review. Sharing your honest feedback on online platforms is a valuable resource for future couples seeking wedding professionals. Positive testimonials hold immense weight, and your vendors will appreciate the potential boost to their business.

John Tobey, owner of Denver-based John Tobey Event Design, emphasizes the power of public recognition: "A glowing review from a happy couple goes a long way. Don't hesitate to tag exceptional vendors on social media platforms – they'll appreciate the shoutout!" Tobey also recommends expressing additional gratitude through personalized thank-you notes to vendors who exceeded expectations. Their dedication deserves special recognition.

The Ultimate Post-Wedding Checklist: 11 Tasks To Do After Your Wedding

Freeze the Wedding Cake

Planning to celebrate your first anniversary with a taste of your wedding cake? Here's a tip! If you'd like to enjoy a slice (or two) on your first wedding anniversary, ask your caterer to save a portion – perhaps the top tier – for you. Arrange for a trusted friend or family member to transport the cake safely home.

Brenda Cascio, founder and creative director, recommends this preservation method: Wrap the cake tightly in plastic wrap, followed by aluminum foil, before placing it in the freezer. Ensure it's stored in a secure location to avoid getting crushed by other froezen items.

Have Your Wedding Dress Cleaned and Preserved

Don't let your wedding dress lose its sparkle! For long-term preservation, prioritize getting it professionally cleaned as soon as possible. Remember, the longer you wait, the harder it will be to remove stains.

Even if you don't plan on passing down your dress or veil, a professional cleaning ensures you can cherish this memento for years to come, preserving your dress of how stunning you looked on your special day.

Consult your bridal boutique for recommendations on reputable cleaning and preservation services. Some stores, as Brenda Cascio suggests, might even offer discounts on these services when you purchase your gown. When sending your dress for cleaning, be sure to point out any stains to ensure they receive proper attention.

The Ultimate Post-Wedding Checklist: 11 Tasks To Do After Your Wedding

Repurpose Your Flowers

Don’t toss your flowers—recycle them instead. Besides encouraging your local guests to take home the excess blooms, you can also arrange to have your beautiful flowers dropped off at hospitals or nursing homes and coordinate the delivery with your florist. “You have so many leftover flowers after the wedding,” says Craig. “Bringing them to a nursing home or a hospital could brighten up their day.”

Give your wedding flowers a second life! Instead of discarding them, explore ways to repurpose their beauty. Encourage local guests to take home leftover blooms, or collaborate with your florist to arrange deliveries to hospitals or nursing homes.

"Often, weddings generate a surplus of  flowers," says Audrey Craig, president and CEO. "Sharing them with patients at a hospital or residents at a nursing home can truly brighten their day."

Reuse Leftover Wedding Favors

Ask your event planner to pick up any extra wedding favors—and then put them to good use. Consider giving them as gifts. Extra cups? Use them in your kitchen. Have any monogrammed towels? Use them in your guest bathroom. Cascio says that the key to reusing favors is to leave the wedding date off from the beginning to prevent dating each item.

The Ultimate Post-Wedding Checklist: 11 Tasks To Do After Your Wedding

Give Your In-Laws and Parents a Personalized Gift

Express gratitude to your in-laws or parents for their significant contributions to your wedding. Perhaps they hosted the rehearsal dinner or offered financial support. Show your appreciation with a thoughtful, personalized gift.

Casio and Craig recommend a beautiful and practical option: a wooden cheese board and serving tray engraved with your wedding invitation details. This gift combines functionality with a sentimental touch, serving as a lasting reminder of your special day and their unwavering support.

Finish Your Registry

Don't miss out on post-wedding registry benefits! Many retailers offer discounts on remaining items from your wedding registry, typically for a limited time (around 30 days) after the wedding. This is the perfect opportunity to complete sets or purchase those pricier items you had your eye on.

Imagine having just one salad plate, three dinner plates, and a lonely cup and saucer! Take advantage of this window to complete your registry and ensure you have a well-equipped home for your new life together. Once you've claimed the desired items, remember to close out your registry.

The Ultimate Post-Wedding Checklist: 11 Tasks To Do After Your Wedding

Do a Social Media Review

Relive the magic through your wedding hashtag! John Creamer, event manager and wedding specialist at the Hilton Phoenix Resort at The Peak, advises newlyweds to take advantage of their creative hashtag. "The day after the wedding is a perfect time to browse social media platforms using your unique hashtag," he says.

With platforms like Facebook and Instagram Stories offering disappearing content options, newlyweds should prioritize viewing the fun wedding footage posted by guests before it expires (often within 24 hours). If you find a particularly heartwarming or hilarious capture, reach out to the guest and request the content to save as a cherished memory for your highlight reel.

Properly Store Your China and Silver

If you received wedding china or silver, you’ll want to store it properly. China should be packed well in fabric boxes that zip up, suggests Cascio. “They’re invaluable to keeping such an investment safe,” she says. Cascio recommends not stacking plates too high (the bottom ones can crack under the weight) and placing a piece of felt between each plate. Silver should be stored in silver bags to prevent tarnishing. (Unless you want to be up all night before your next dinner party polishing everything).

The Ultimate Post-Wedding Checklist: 11 Tasks To Do After Your Wedding

Change the Name on All Your Accounts

The not-so-glamorous but essential task: updating your name on accounts. While name changes after marriage are optional, if you decide to adopt your spouse's last name (or vice versa), prioritize updating all your accounts.

"Don't delay this!" advises Audrey Craig, president and CEO. "Life gets busy, and it's easy to forget."

Here's a recommended approach:

  • Start with the most critical documents: Update your driver's license, passport, credit cards, bank accounts, and Social Security card first.
  • Inform your employer: Notify your HR department about your name change to ensure your insurance and tax information are updated accordingly.
  • Travel considerations: If you've already booked a honeymoon, double-check that your travel documents (like airline tickets) match the name you'll be using.

Following these steps ensures a smooth transition and avoids any potential hiccups during your post-wedding adjustments.

 

Let Tho's accompany you on your happy day!

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