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Post-Wedding Checklist

Congratulations, newlyweds!

You have survived wedding planning, said your vows, and partied the night away with your closest family and friends- what’s next?


In the days after you say I do, make sure you enjoy the newlywed bliss! In doing so, there are a few things we like to remind our Eternal Bliss couples of!


Relax!

First and foremost, relax! We know how stressful the months leading up to your wedding can be and the essential post-wedding advice we can give our couple is to take some alone time as a couple to begin your life of eternal bliss. So book a few days off work ahead of your wedding to relax and reminisce on your new memories!


Photo Credit: Upgraded Points

Go On Your Honeymoon

Go on that amazing honeymoon and start your marriage anywhere in the world you have chosen. Whether you choose a staycation or a trip around the world, do what feels right to the two of you!


Photo Credit: Kelly Sikkema



Mail Thank You Cards

Before the 8-week post-wedding date arrives, mail out thank you cards to all of your guests and hard-working vendors. Whether you choose to make them with the same stationery as your wedding or digitally, send out your thank-you cards! Tip: you can also have thank you cards tucked into each guest's napkin at your wedding to avoid those postage fees!



Begin Assuming Your New Last Name

If either of you desires, begin the process of assuming your new last name. It is a simple but lengthy process with some paperwork requiring proof of your marriage. The following important documents need to be updated as you assume your spouse's last name:

  • Driver’s License

  • Health Card

  • Passport

  • Social Insurance Number (SIN)

  • Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)

  • Banking and insurance information

  • Vehicle registration

  • Utility accounts like your hydro and phone bills


Preserve, Sell or Donate Your Wedding Dress
Photo Credit: Lauren Richmond

Your wedding dress was beautiful- let's preserve it for many years to come! Take your beautiful wedding dress(es) to be professionally cleaned and store it away. Or, you could sell/donate your dress after having it cleaned! There are a few ways to do so; there are websites dedicated exclusively to buying and selling wedding dresses and others accept any clothing.


Sell:

Nearly Newlywed

Pre-Owned Wedding Dresses

Poshmark


If you would like to donate your dress here are a few places you can look into:


Donate:

Local thrift shops

Gina’s Closet (sales are donated to local Cancer Charities)

The Bride’s Project


Photo Credit: Eugenia Remark


Order Your Wedding Album & Video

Have a look through your photographer and videographer’s hard work capturing your big day and place your order for an album and video so your memories can last a lifetime for yourself, your friends and your family.



Review Your Vendors

Your vendors worked very hard to create a wonderful wedding day. Take a few minutes to give them honest reviews on Google, WeddingWire, Facebook, or anywhere you found each company and share with future brides and grooms how they helped make your day special.


Photo Credit: Pixabay

Sell Items You No Longer Need

You worked hard on your DIY projects and found great deco pieces. Don’t forget to sell what you can to next year’s brides looking for a bargain. Try Facebook Marketplace or make a post in a wedding Facebook group!





Talk about your insurance plans

As you bond your lives together in marriage- adjusting insurance is a very important conversation. Here is a quick checklist for your insurance:

  • Add your spouse as a beneficiary to your health insurance plan

  • Alert your auto insurance company that you have married (& ask your agent about a discount) and remember to add your spouse to the policy as a driver

  • Shop for a life insurance policy for each of you to support the other and your growing family after you pass


Congratulations again newlyweds, we wish you the best!




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