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1st September 2022
Wedding blues are painful. You have spent a number of months, perhaps over a year, planning your dream fairytale wedding; each and every little detail, and now it’s time to start a new chapter of your life with your partner. You have so many exciting things to look forward to: maybe a honeymoon, maybe a new home, maybe learning about a new family? It’s so natural to feel a range of emotions: excitement, nerves, angst. In the whirlwind of it all, don’t forget that there may be a few things you need to complete post-wedding!
After the wedding, the planning doesn’t stop there, but we’ve broken down everything into one list for you. However, it’s important to enjoy your wedding and soak it all in, this was truly what they say is the biggest day of your life! Be sure to take some time out to yourself as newlyweds, and once you’re ready, have a look…
1. Un-pack & check your belongings
This ones good to do straight after the big day, you want to make sure you haven’t left anything important behind at the venue or any other places you would have been. The sooner you ask, the easier it will be to trace your steps and return to normality.
2. Dry cleaning
As boring as this sounds, add it to your list to ensure your items are all neat & tidy. It’s so easy to lose track and not have that waistcoat you want to wear all ready by the time of its next use.
3. The next steps: your outfits
Now, most of the time, it’s sweet and sentimental to keep your main wedding outfit for your kin; however, what about the other millions of outfits you and your family members have worn to all the other events? Think about it: do you want to re-wear, or do you want to sell them on for others? We highly recommend checking out Circular Threads, the online marketplace for selling and buying luxury Asianwear.
4. Write your Thank You notes
Easily forgotten, but be sure to write and send out your Thank You notes to your friends, families & suppliers. Everyone here has been crucial in supporting you for your big day; and a little note goes a very long way. Check out our range of Desi inspired notes, with personalised thank you’s for your priests, dhol players & so much more.
5. Change your name legally (if you want to)
Whilst not everyone may want to change their name, if you do, try to do so as early as possible so that it’s off your to-do list. Here’s our sub checklist to ensure you know exactly what to look at & change:
6. Speak to your wedding photographer
Ask your photographer when they expect to have your wedding pictures complete by, then ensure you block out dates with your families to shortlist your images for your wedding album (this is so easy to forget!). Be on top of it and get it out of the way. The longer you wait, the less likely you are to do it.
7. Purchase a keepsake box
Think of exactly what you want to keep: wedding invites, dried flowers from your bouquet, menu cards? Keep it altogether in a sweet keepsake box. You’ll definitely love looking back at this in a few years time!
8. Spare decor! What to do?
Figure out what to do with your decor – whether it be spare marigold, tealights, anything! Find out whether any of your friends, who are getting married, could use it. Or, sell it on Facebook Marketplace / Etsy?
9. Review your suppliers
Again, a little goes a long way, review the amazing suppliers that you’ve been using, so that future couples know exactly why they should work with them. Feedback is so important for everyone.
10. Take down your wedding website
If you opted for one, deactivate it so that you don’t keep getting spam in your inbox.
After the wedding, our culture has a number of traditions and you may have family members from either sides inviting you over for a meal. Try to work through your calendars with your partner in the best way possible, so that you can have a healthy balance of spending time with each other, as well as
12. Enjoy married life!
Sit back, relax, and look through your wedding hashtags and all the pictures your friends and family would have sent you after your photo games at the reception.
Be sure to recommend our suppliers & platform to any newly engaged couples. We hope this helps them, as much as it helped you.