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Wednesday, 16 January 2019

5 Things to do after your wedding!

After the excitement of your wedding day and honeymoon there will still be a number of wedding-related things to take care of. It can feel like everything is a never ending to do list, so I've written this post to help you plan ahead.

1. Say Thank You
We aimed to send out our thank you cards within three months of coming back from honeymoon. We were a little bit outside of this deadline we'd set ourselves for various reasons, but we made sure that each and every one of our guests and suppliers were sent a thank you card, to thank them for their kindness and generosity, and for celebrating our special day with us.

I was fortunate enough to win all our thank you cards courtesy of  Rosemood by following Rosemood on social media and entering a competition they were running, which was fab! I wanted a photo on our thank you card, and chose this particular photo because it captures the love and happiness of the day.

Rosemood did most of our wedding stationary too, and I would highly recommend them for their beautiful and affordable stationary, and excellent customer service.

We had about 70 cards to send in total, which took A LOT longer than we thought it would. I blocked out a couple of weekends and evenings to get this done, and we also kept a spreadsheet to keep track of everyone we needed to send a card to.

2. Name Change
I loved changing my title from Miss to Mrs and taking on my husband's surname, however, it's a HUGE task informing various organisations that your name has changed. I had the added complication of letting people know that I'd moved house as well!

Charlotte Rose has written a really helpful guide on her blog here (it's a lovely blog, so take a look!).

3. Tidy Up!
Our dining table became a dumping ground for anything wedding-related. So. Much. Stuff. It was a nice feeling when we were finally able to box up, recycle or throw away any stuff we didn't need after the wedding. I also made sure that I had my wedding dress professionally cleaned (I didn't get rid of this, haha.) It was great to de-clutter and get on with our lives post-wedding.

4. Choose your favourite photos
David and I were excited to see the photos from our wedding photographer and it was such a difficult task choosing our favourite photos for our wedding album. We ordered our wedding albums for ourselves and our parents, just in time for Christmas (it takes that long!), so give yourselves plenty of time for this.

5. Plan something nice to look forward to
A meal out at your favourite restaurant, a weekend away, renovating your house, a walk on the beach...plan something fun! We were warned about the post-wedding blues but this didn't actually happen to us. In fact, it was quite a relief when the wedding was over because it freed up time in the diary and gave us some non-wedding related head space.


I hope you've found this helpful...as always, thank you for reading! Angharad x
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6 comments

  1. Sending out the thank you cards within three months is actually pretty good, I am impressed. We had a very intimate wedding, so I didn´t have many, but I was 8 months pregnant when we married and the baby took up the time afterwards.

    Anne|Linda, Libra, Loca

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    1. Thank you, Anne! I'm sure your guests would have understood, given that you had a baby to care for so soon after the wedding☺️

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  2. How awful is this... I never sent thank you cards. And I never got my dress cleaned. I hate to think what state its in now (it's in storage) .

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  3. Lovely tips, especially about planning something nice to do after the wedding is all over. Like you, though, we didn't really get post wedding blues, as it felt so nice to get back to normal life as a married couple. x

    Kate Louise Blogs

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    1. That's so nice to hear, Kate! We've really enjoyed getting back to normality :) Thank you for dropping by and commenting! x

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