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Post-Wedding To-Do List

You’ve spent months – possibly even a year or more – agonizing over the meticulous details that needed your attention in order to create wedding day bliss. And now that you’ve said your vows, exchanged rings, had an amazing reception and a memorable honeymoon, the truth finally sets in.

You’re married! You actually pulled it off! Congrats!

Unfortunately, you still have plenty of loose ends to deal with. So, be prepared to stay busy as you take care of your post-wedding to-do’s.

Take care of these important responsibilities within the first couple of days or weeks after the wedding. You’ll feel better knowing that you have the rest of your life to enjoy your wonderful marriage without having these responsibilities hanging over your head.

Wedding Gown Preservation --- Add Preservation to Your Honeyfund Registry

Your gorgeous wedding gown deserves to be kept safe and sound. Even though you’ll never wear this dress again, you may want to pass it down to one of your daughters as she prepares for her big day. Or you may desire to preserve this beautiful dress for posterity’s sake.

No matter what you plan to do with your dress, the first step to take is to have it professionally cleaned by an expert. Make sure to choose a person that specializes in cleaning wedding gowns.

If you’re having a tough time finding the right person for the job, contact the dressmaker or the store from which you purchased it. They’ll point you in the direction of someone skilled to handle this task. And as an aside, the person you end up contacting is usually the best person to handle cleaning and preservation duties more often than not.

Storing Your Gorgeous Bouquet

Since you obviously want your flowers to last over the long run, there are two ways to focus on bouquet preservation. They are:

  • Press and frame
  • Shadow box or glass dome

If you want your bouquet to be perfectly preserved, it’s best to hire a professional company in your local area. They’ll take care of everything for you.

Saving the Wedding Cake

Your wedding day should never be the last time you see your beautiful wedding cake. Let the catering staff know ahead of time that they must cut off the top-tier and box it up for you. Ask a family member or friend to bring it home and take the following preservation preparation steps:

  • Remove all decorative adornments and sugar flowers.
  • Before wrapping up the cake, chill it and make sure the icing hardens. This will prevent the icing from sticking to the plastic wrap.
  • Use several layers of plastic wrap to thoroughly wrap the cake.
  • Use an airtight bag to seal the now secure cake.

Plan Your Future

Now that you’ve handled your post-wedding to-do’s, it’s time to move forward into the future. Are you planning to grow a big, beautiful family? You’re going to need a bigger home.

Use a free fundraising website and let crowdfunding help you come up with the money for a down payment. Your friends and family members would love to lend a helping hand at this crucial stage in your life.

This page is provided in collaboration with Honeyfund, the #1 online wedding registry