Making plans post-wedding
We know you’ve probably got your honeymoon destination covered (10 days off of work here you come…). We’re thinking more along the lines of what you’re going to do immediately following the reception. Do you want to keep the party going with your close friends at the hotel bar? Maybe you’d like to make a stop to go grab some grub or maybe you’d just like to head back to the hotel for some alone time with your new spouse. Either way, it’s important to work out the details so you’re not left with questions.
Pack an overnight bag
In the shuffle of getting your dress and makeup prepared to walk down the aisle, you’re likely not thinking about bringing your face wash and toothbrush for that night. Be sure to pack a bag of whatever you’ll need for that night and ask a member of your bridal party to hang onto it or find a safe spot for it until the night comes to an end.
Take home wedding accessories
Remember the guest book all of your loved ones signed? How about the cake topper and unity candle? All these special mementos need to be brought home. Of course it won’t be you looking after this – you’ll be caught up in the special wedding excitement! This is your day, so ask a friend to be in charge of collecting these things. We promise he or she won’t have a problem doing you this favor.
Decide what to do with the leftovers
There may be some leftover cake, steak, fish or chicken from the wedding meal. Instead of throwing it out, tell your caterer what you would like to do with all of that food. You could give the leftovers to your family and friends or Brides.com suggested donating it to the nearest soup kitchen.
Bring the legal documents
You’re getting married, so you might want to think about making it legal! Most couples sign the marriage certificate following the ceremony. Gather all of the documents you’ll need in a folder and hand it down to a trusted member of your bridal party that will bring it along to the big day.
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