While the party may be over, there is plenty to catch up on post-wedding. You might be overwhelmed with what you have left to wrap up or start, and we know it can be stressful. As the weather gets warmer, we’ve narrowed down the few key things to accomplish in the upcoming months, so you and your partner can finally settle into being newlyweds.
Get Your Vendor Payments In Order
While picking your vendors is the fun part, payments and making sure they’re in order is just as important. If you haven’t already, create a budgeting system to keep track of any payments you have left, security deposits that haven’t been returned, and those you have already paid.
We also recommend creating a small receipt template for those last payments post-wedding, as final proof of payment to vendors in case anything arises in the future. Plus, this is a great method to keep going forward so you also have a copy of those final payments for your own sanity.
Start Those Home Projects
You may have already moved in together, but it’s important that your house really feels like a home. After all, with wedding planning behind you, you’ll have more time to dedicate to your new home!
Hidden dangers can lurk in any home, but especially in older homes built before the 1980s, as they tend to contain asbestos. While not dangerous if intact, exposure to disturbed asbestos fibers can cause long-term health issues, including cancer. If you live in an older home or if you suspect asbestos in your home, it’s important to hire a professional to take a look at the area in order to prevent asbestos exposure. An expert can determine whether or not it is safe to proceed with your remodeling project and provide peace of mind as you settle into your new home together.
Complete All of that Paperwork
This might seem like an obvious one, but it’s forgotten about pretty quickly if you don’t make a note to do so. If you plan on taking your partner’s name, this requires you to change your social security card, license, bank accounts…you get the idea here. If you’re unsure how to go about this, the Social Security Administration has a guide to explain this process.
You’ll also need to update your address (if you’ve moved), tax forms (getting married means checking some different boxes!), and work out your insurance and health plans as a couple. If it’s easiest, a checklist will help you knock each one of these off your to-dos!
While post-wedding blues are definitely a thing, remembering there are tons to do as you get settled in as a new married couple can keep these feelings at bay. Take your time, go through your to-do list post-wedding, and make it fun! After all, you’re on an adventure of a lifetime!