You will spend months planning every little detail of your wedding, and as the big day approaches, stress levels rise. Suddenly you have lots of appointments, friends and family calling, clothes to buy, last minute details to prepare. The day itself goes by like a whirlwind, and once your honeymoon is over with, you will probably be exhausted. After your wedding, many brides report feeling a bit depressed when it’s all said and done. Suddenly they have nothing left to plan, no more parties to go to and they are not the center of attention anymore. So what can you do after your wedding to prevent these post-nuptial blues?
Send Thank You Cards
This is a really important task to do after your wedding. Keep track of all of the gifts you receive before and after your wedding, and make sure you know who gave you what. If you’ve created a guest list with addresses for invitations, why not add a column here to track gifts? It is good etiquette to send thank you cards that are a little bit personalised, so if someone has made a special effort, make sure you thank them accordingly.
Have Your Wedding Dress Cleaned
Find a professional dry cleaners that specialise in cleaning wedding dresses and bring yours in as soon as you can. Stains from food and drink, makeup and sweat can all take their toll on the beautiful fabric if they’re left sit for too long.
Create Your Wedding Album
Your photographer will have given you an estimated date for when your wedding photos will be ready for viewing. Take an evening with your new husband or wife and a bottle of wine to go through the proofs, and pick your favourites for your album.
Review Your Wedding Suppliers
This can be a fun exercise to help you relive your special day. Wedding suppliers really appreciate feedback from their clients, and it will help future brides and grooms to make an educated decision when choosing their suppliers. Caveat: If you’ve had a bad experience with someone, approach them directly to try and resolve it before you slam them on social media.
Make a Wedding Scrapbook
Compile a scrapbook of keepsakes, such as your invitation and menu, dried petals from your bouquet, your ceremony programme and wedding cards. If you’d like to keep all of your cards together, punch holes through the centre and tie string or ribbon through them to create your very own little book of cards.
You’re sure to have received cash and gift vouchers as wedding presents, so put some money aside for the future, and then invest in some nice pieces for your home with your vouchers. Household items such as a fancy dinner set, a coffee machine or a vacuum cleaner will make you feel very grown up indeed!