After the I do
Posted: Monday, Jan. 28, 2013
Photo by: Nathan Abplanalp Photography
Sheri Riley is currently seeking a post-graduate degree in Invasive Cardiology. She enjoys sports and spending time outside with her fiance, Jeff, and their two dogs, Lola and Cami. She is getting married October 12, 2013. Contact Sheri here.
I think we brides often get wrapped up in the whole wedding planning gig that we forget that life will go on after our big day. I know I've started to neglect a few key things, especially our living situation. I've always wanted to start our marriage off a brand new sparkly home. As the wedding approaches though, I've realized we haven't done much looking...let alone much saving.That being said, here's some things you should consider following your wedding:Living situation: Start thinking about this before the wedding. I know times have changed and most of us have lived with our honey for quite some time. But where do you want to be after the big day? Do you guys want to buy a house? Build a house? In which areas? These are all things to start thinking about.Name Change: Supposedly this can be a major pain in the rear and that the longer you wait the bigger the pain. There are several "kits" online including, MissnowMrs.com that are supposed to take out all of the hassle. These kits are reasonably priced and seem to be well worth it.Thank you cards: I read some where that you have "1 year" to deliver your thank you cards to your guests. To me, that's ridiculous. Take a few minutes on your honeymoon plane ride and jot down some thank yous. Once you get home, make a master list and go from there. There should be no reason why you couldn't get them out within the first fews months. Enlist your new hubby for some envelope sealing or addressing. Side note: don't return anything until you've documented what you've received! You don't want to send a card that says, "Uh...thanks for the....uh...".Clean your dress: You dragged and danced that bad boy into the ground, so show it some love and care by getting it cleaned, regardless if you are going to pack it up or not. The sooner you do, the better the chance of getting all the days damage out.And last but not least... ENJOY! You're married! Spend as much time as you can together and continue to build your relationship. That's why we are getting married after all, right?Until next time my sweets!World peace and skinny jeans,Sheri xo
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