What you need to think of after you have said ‘I ‘do’
For a few weeks after you say ‘I ‘do’ you will still be on a high from your Irish wedding celebrations and fabulous honeymoon. Many Irish brides cannot believe that the wedding organization is over and many brides are relieved to be now married but before you close your Pinterest account think about what is left to organize after your wedding. Here are a few things you are going to want to organize before your first year wedding anniversary rolls round.
Wedding Thank You Cards: Friends and Family travelled from many counties in Ireland, from the UK or further afield to celebrate your wedding day with you and your now husband. So don’t wait for your first wedding anniversary before thinking of doing such an essential task of ordering, writing and posting your wedding thank you cards. If you are worried that you do not know what verse to use, have a look at our wedding thank you card wording section, it will help you choose a lovely verse that reflects you as a couple. When it comes to writing the thank you cards start with a Greeting followed by the Gratitude, how you’ll use their present (if this applies), until you see them next time and then finally Many Thanks and The Goodbye. Think about including a wedding photo or photos from your wedding day. Allot of your guests would only love to see a professional wedding photo of you both to remind them of the fabulous day.
Have your wedding dress professionally cleaned: It was one of the most important wedding purchases and probably the most expensive dress you will ever own, you loved wearing it on your wedding day and you wished you never had to take it off, but unfortunately you did. Keeping all this in mind I think it is definitely worth having your wedding dress professionally cleaned, most dry cleaners in Ireland will provide this service.
Order your wedding album. After our honeymoon I could not wait to see our photos from our Irish wedding photographer. Although we had all of the digital shots from friends and family on Facebook nothing beats the professional photos. I loved going through the wedding photos and choosing the final shots for the wedding album. It was so exciting. It is really important not to forget about your wedding album as you have probably paid for the package before the wedding day so be sure to get in contact with your photographer and get the ball rolling.
Return or exchange unwanted gifts : Your wedding guests put allot of thought and effort into your wedding gifts and so even though they are sometimes not to your taste don’t let them gather dust. Return the items to the Irish department stores and replace them with something that is more in keeping with your style.
Legally change your name: This is definitely a personal choice, I chose to have a double barreled name “Linda Curtis Kelly”, I know I was lucky that both surnames were short and they went well together but if you are planning to change your name on any documents or emails just go the whole hog and change it sooner rather than later