In the first few weeks after all the wedding festivities wind down, your big day is still probably all you'll be able to think about. You'll want to ride that post-wedding high for as long as possible, but then, before you know it, you've been married for six months… and there's still a pile of unused wedding favors sitting on your kitchen table. Here are 10 things you're going to want to take care of before your first anniversary rolls around.
1. Send out thank you notes. Your friends and family traveled from near and far to be with you on your special day, and they probably got you nice gifts as well. So don't wait too long to complete this oh-so-important task; we suggest you and your partner block out some time on your calendars to take care of it as soon as your honeymoon is over. Avoiding it because you don't know what to say?
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2. Have your wedding dress cleaned and/or preserved. If you're planning on keeping your wedding dress for posterity, you should have your dress professionally cleaned as soon as possible. Even if you don't think your future daughters will wear your dress some day, it's a good idea to get it cleaned soon rather than later to deal with any stains and smells. When you pull it out of your closet in the future, you want to remember how pretty you felt in it, not those 5-year-old champagne and sweat stains.
3. Order your wedding album . After you've posted the digital images of your big day on Facebook, you might forget to create an album IRL. But at some point, you'll probably want the actual photos, so schedule a weekend date with your new spouse to choose your favourites and order your album. This is an especially important thing to cross off your to-do list early on if your album was part of your photography package — you don't want to forget about something you already paid for!
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5. Review your vendors. Your wedding vendors worked tirelessly to make your day feel so magical and special, so return the favour by posting a great review on Yelp and wedding boards. It's a great way to express your gratitude and help your vendors grow their business. And don't just do it for them — do it so other couples can discover your amazing makeup artist or fabulous florist. It's just good karma!
6. Take down your wedding website and registry. If you're paying to host your wedding website, you'll definitely want to take it down after the big day to cut costs. But also consider that both your registry and your wedding website may show up in Google results when people search for your name; remove both from the Web if you don't want others to see them. You should probably leave the registry up for a few extra months in case some of your guests still want to give you something (common etiquette says they have up to a year to send their gifts), but if that seems unlikely, go ahead and remove it earlier.
7. Return any items you bought for the wedding and didn't use. The supplies for the photo booth backdrop that you never got around to making; the glitter frames you were planning to use for your table numbers until you decided to do wine bottle table numbers instead; the cute striped straws that you forgot to bring to the catering staff. Whatever it is, you're probably going to have some unused and unopened items after your wedding, so make time to return them (and recoup some of your wedding expenses in a tiny, tiny way). Can't return them? Consider donating them or passing them on to your newly engaged friend!
8. Legally change your name. If you're planning to, that is! Changing your name on Facebook and Twitter is the easy part, but you also need to make time to do it legally. Take an hour to collect the necessary documents (like your passport, social security card, and driver's license, to name a few) and start to check items off your list. The longer you wait, the more likely it is that you'll create more headaches for yourself (especially when it comes to taxes and travel) or you might even end up misplacing your marriage license. (Not that we've ever done that…) Commit to your name change early to make your transition into married life much easier.