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The Wedding is Over..What Do You Do Now? Post Wedding 101: What to Do After the Wedding!

Updated: Oct 5

You've had your first dance, cut your cake and partied the night away! Have you ever asked, "What's next?" We go through all of the planning and the day of activities, however, you rarely hear about what needs to be done after the wedding is over. It may seem like this is a never-ending list, but these are the final items that you should add to your to-do list.



Enjoy your honeymoon..period! Now that the wedding planning and the wedding day is behind you, enjoy your much deserved honeymoon. Nothing tops off your wedding day like fun in the sun, drinks in hand and alone time with your new husband or wife. Enjoy every minute of it.

Send thank-you notes. It’s always best to end these sooner rather than later, simply because it’s easy to forget who gave you what once the honeymoon is over and you get back to work. Try scheduling a day in your calendar when you and your partner can sit down and send thank you notes. (for totally amazing thank you cards, check out Heartfelt Handwriting for all of your stationary needs! Check them out: https://www.instagram.com/heartfelt.handwriting/ )

Create or update your will. Now that you’re married, you may find that you either want to create a will or update your existing documentation. If you’re planning to have children, you’ll also want to have a will in place for that.

Update your insurance information. Now that your marital status has changed, you will want to update any and all insurance policies to include your spouse’s details.

Change your last name. If you will be taking your partner’s surname, you’ll need to take some time out to officially change it along with all of your official documentation such as your driver’s license.

Order your wedding album. The minute you receive your photos from your photographer, order your wedding album as it can take several weeks to arrive. While you’re doing this, you might also want to select a few photos to print for your home – don’t forget the frames. Some couples also choose to print mini albums for their parents so find out whether your photographer offers these in their collections.

Give your favorite vendors a good review. If you were impressed with most or all of your vendors, give them a good review online. Many vendors rely on recommendations for their business, so take a few minutes to help them out.

Exchange the gifts you don’t want. If they’re duplicates or gifts that you simply don’t want, take some time to return or exchange them before they end up gathering dust in a closet in your home.

And there you have it, these are the final things you will need to do after your wedding day. By adding the tasks to your schedule ahead of time, it will be much easier to make sure they get done.


And there you have it, these are the final things you will need to do after your wedding day. By adding the tasks to your schedule ahead of time, it will be much easier to make sure they get done. Cheers and enjoy marriage!


Madison Elyse Events Team!

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