The long months of planning had culminated into an absolutely joyous and beautiful celebration and you’re now ready to face married life after your wedding.
As you found time to steal away to your honeymoon for some much-needed R and R after the long months of wedding planning, you’re now back. Fully rested, refreshed and ready to start life with your new husband or wife (gosh…that thought alone makes you giggle or grin with excitement!)
Now is the time to turn your attention to home affairs and by that I mean, taking care of things that need your attention after the wedding. If you’re still giddy with the excitement of being married, here’s a reminder of what to do after the wedding:
Things to do after your wedding
Your photographer must have been in touch by now with the link to the gallery for your wedding photos.
Take time to review them and pick out ones for the album (do the same also for your wedding video). Doing this earlier on will help to keep it fresh in your mind and remind you of all those you need to thank. Which leads me nicely to the second point…
Send out thank you cards to your guests who took the time to attend your wedding as well as your wedding suppliers.
Remember to leave great reviews on your suppliers’ website if such sites allow. Most have gone above and beyond the call of duty (no doubt) to ensure you had a smooth wedding, some of which you may never even know so it is a nice gesture to be able to do that for them without being chased or asked for it.
If you hired any items during your wedding; urns, cake knife, statement pieces, vases etc, now is a good time to return them.
Change your name. I think it’s important for you to change your surname to your husband’s after marriage (says the traditionalist in me)
So, one of the things to do after you have traversed the world on your honeymoon and back is to change your name so you can start getting settled into married life.
Often, we underestimate the importance of the support of family and friends and tend to take it for granted that they will always be there. Er…not always.
To that end, it’s nice to show your appreciation to your loved ones, friends and family members. Take them out for coffee, drinks, lunches or dinners as a way of personally thanking them for all their support.
It’s always the little things that stick out the most in our memories and speak love to us. This is a nice way of appreciating your loved ones for standing by and with you throughout the wedding planning process and beyond.
Have lots of date nights together. You just got married and want to retain the spark in your marriage (I’m sure) and not allow everyday cares choke the life out of your relationship so early on.
Go for walks, watch a movie together, go to the theater (or football game), have dinner together, talk and connect. All this will help to keep your marital spark alive and ease you slowly into everyday life post your wedding.
These are some of the things to do after the wedding. What other things did you do after your wedding? Feel free to let me know in the comments box below.
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