Congratulations, newlyweds! You’ve successfully tied the knot, and now it’s time to start the exciting journey of married life. While the wedding itself was a beautiful celebration, there are still some important tasks to tackle after the big day.
The Post-Wedding Checklist
We’ll guide you through the top 10 things to do after your wedding, ensuring that your post-wedding period is as smooth and enjoyable as the planning process leading up to it.
1. Thank You Cards. Show your gratitude by sending out heartfelt thank-you cards to all your guests. Personalized notes will let them know how much you appreciated their presence and any gifts they gave.
2. Name Change. If you plan to change your last name, make sure you start the necessary legal processes. This might include updating your Social Security card, driver’s license, and other identification documents.
3. Review Your Budget. Sit down with your spouse and review your wedding budget. Make sure all bills are paid, and there are no lingering expenses to worry about.
4. Vendor Follow-Ups. Send thank-you notes or reviews to your wedding vendors. Positive feedback can help their businesses, and they’ll appreciate hearing about your satisfaction.
5. Preserve Keepsakes. Safely store your wedding dress, bouquet, and any other mementos from your special day. You may also want to consider preserving your bouquet or having it turned into a beautiful keepsake.
6. Update Legal Documents. Update your will, beneficiary designations, and insurance policies to reflect your marital status. Consult a legal professional for guidance on this.
7. Bank Accounts. If you haven’t already, consider merging your bank accounts or setting up a joint account for shared expenses.
8. Change Your Address. If you’re moving in together or to a new place, don’t forget to change your address with the post office, banks, and other important institutions.
9. Reflect and Relax. Take some time to reflect on your wedding day and all the special moments. Plan a quiet date night with your spouse to unwind and relive the memories.
10. Plan Your Honeymoon. If you didn’t take your honeymoon right after the wedding, start planning it now. It’s a wonderful way to celebrate your newlywed status and unwind after the busy wedding period.
Now that you know what to do after your wedding, you can focus on building a wonderful life together as a married couple. If you’re feeling overwhelmed with all these post-wedding tasks, consider enlisting the help of a professional wedding planner.
Mimi Ebichi Events is here to make your post-wedding life stress-free. We offer expert wedding planning services to ensure that everything goes smoothly after your big day.
From name changes to honeymoon planning, we’ve got you covered. Plus, we’re currently offering a FREE wedding planning consultation to help you get started on the right track.
Contact us today to book your consultation and take the first step towards a blissful married life!