Did I get you with that title? I bet I did. Thought this was going to be a juicy post…. no way!
Let’s talk about what happens and needs to happen after the wedding. We always talk about all the things that have to get done in preparation and during the wedding but we never talk about how to really wrap things up before you move on to marital bliss.
Wedding is done and you are now on your way to the honeymoon… enjoy yourself and relax!
When you return home don’t forget to do the following things:
A. Start writing those thank you cards to all your guests. This includes the ones that brought a gift in addition to all the guests that gifted you with their presence. Thank you cards are not just for your guests… but also for the people that worked hard to make your day special. Your vendors! I can honestly say a phone call or a hand written thank you note is like finding a $100 bill in my coat pocket. They are truly golden and we always appreciate them. In addition, it’s a written testimonial from a client that can be added to our portfolios.
B. Pull out the wedding gown and do something with it. What do I mean by that? Get it cleaned, get it consigned (White Chicago is a great place for this in Chicago) or get it preserved. Or if you are one of those daring ones… go trash the dress because you know no daughter of yours will wear it in the future.
C. While you are getting items A and B done you may want to wait on this one…Well this one can wait a few weeks. Call your photographer and videographer and ask them if they need something from you to get those albums or videos into production / editing. You will have to wait until your photographer gets all the images edited and color corrected which takes a longer time (even longer if your wedding was in the middle of wedding season) but be ready to pick your favorites to get that wedding album started. As far as the videographer goes, ask how many songs if any they will need (and in what format) to get them started on your video.
That’s it. Now you are really done! Go enjoy Marital Bliss and live Happily Ever After!