Starting Something Sweet: After It All
Hi everybody! We’re back this week with what you’ve been waiting for–the conclusion to our Starting Something Sweet series! This final installment to our collection of less-stress wedding checklists is all about what to do when the wedding is over, you’re back home from your honeymoon, and you wonder what loose strings you’ve forgotten to tie. Enjoy!
- If you plan to keep the top tier of your wedding cake to enjoy on your first anniversary, be sure to put it inside a sealed, airtight container before freezing.
- If desired, make arrangements to have your bouquet preserved. If you don’t want to use a professional service for this, you can simply tie your bouquet tightly together and hang it upside down in a dry, dark space (a closet is ideal!) for a couple of weeks.
- Make arrangements to have your wedding gown and veil professionally cleaned and preserved. Without taking these steps, the color of your gown and veil, as well as any sequins or beading, will likely begin to yellow over time.
- Ensure that thank-you cards have been written and sent to anyone who gave you wedding gifts. A few heartfelt lines are all you need.
- Additionally, send thank-you cards to any vendors who you feel especially contributed to your wedding day. These vendors could be the caterers and photographer, absolutely, but could also include your seamstress, hair and makeup artist, or even an Etsy seller who designed the perfect guestbook for your reception.
- If you are moving out of your current house or apartment, submit change of address forms where needed.
- After receiving your marriage certificate, continue the process of changing your name, and keep records of this process for the future.
And we’ve reached the end of Starting Something Sweet! Thanks to everyone who’s followed along with us–we hope that we’ve made the process of planning your wedding a little less confusing and a lot less stressful! As always, if you see something we left out, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org! Otherwise, we’ll be back with another post next week!