Charlotte Munro

You think it is over, but I’m here to tell you that there are still a few items on your post-wedding to-do list. Once they’re done you can finally get into your daily routine and start enjoying married life. Take note of these tasks you might want to start taking care of when you’re back from your amazing honeymoon. 

7 items to check off your post-wedding to-do list.

Keep a record of your gifts
Before you start opening all your gifts and storing them away, it’s important to keep track of who sent you what. This will make sending thank you cards that much easier and quicker. Plus you’ll be less likely to leave anyone out or forget to thank someone for their thoughtful gift.

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Mail the thank you cards
When you pick out your wedding invitations you might want to also pick out some thank you cards that match. But if you didn’t do that, you can buy some nice thank you cards and start writing them. You’ve got a couple of months before it becomes urgent to send thank yous, but it’s best to start when you can, especially if you have a lot of guests to thank. Try to personalise the messages so that your guests feel more appreciated. Here is an example:

“I want to thank you so very much for making the long trip and coming to our wedding. You looked beautiful in your blue dress and I hope you had fun. The tea set you gave us is precious, we love it! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts."

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Waste not want not
Return or exchange any unwanted or duplicate gifts. If you didn’t register for gifts or create an online gift list, you may have received two of the same thing, or something you don’t quite fancy. Keep your gifts in order and don’t lose the receipts if you have them. Check how long you’ve got to return or exchange items so that you aren’t left with something that you simply won’t use or don’t like.

Finish your paperwork
You’ve got some time to finish the rest of your paperwork, but let’s be honest, the longer you put it off the less you feel like doing it. You may want to legally change your name. This includes your driver's license, passport, etc. Also inform your boss of your status and last name changing. You might have moved to a new place with your partner, so you might also need to inform your work about your new phone number, address, and register yourself in your new location.

Take the dress and suit to the cleaners
I’m almost ashamed to admit that for over a year after my wedding, I put away my wedding dress dirty, because I simply didn’t make time to take it to the cleaners. Don’t make the same mistake, just take it to be cleaned and then store it or sell it, whatever you choose to do. The same goes for the suit. The longer you leave it, the more difficult it becomes to clean and the more costly as a result.

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Update your will
While this is not urgent, it’s recommended to take care of at some point. It’s advisable to add your spouse to your will, open a joint bank account, and take care of any other legal changes. If you don’t have a will, now might be the time to create one. Again, it’s not a pressing matter, just something to consider taking care of.

Give your suppliers reviews
Wedding suppliers put great effort and time into every wedding, from the seamstress to the wedding planner and everyone in between. So take some time to write them a review, whether it’s positive, critical or a little of both. They’ll appreciate all the feedback and any praises for their hard work. To make it super easy, you can search for your suppliers or venue right here on WeddingWire.co.uk and write them a review.

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