Since your guests made an effort to come to your wedding and bring you valuable presents, you should send them thank-you cards to express your gratitude. This can be an exciting, creative job to keep you busy. Use your imagination and design the cards yourself or personalise them with DIY details. You can order plain stationery and adorn it with gorgeous details such as beads, lace, feathers or ribbons or even use an image from the day!
Be warm and personal when choosing the words. Mention a specific present you received from that person and show how thankful you are. Also appreciate your guests by displaying their beautiful presents in your home. Don’t hurt the feelings of your nearest friends and family if they made an effort to choose something truly special for you. On the other hand, if you have too many kitchen gadgets which you don’t need, see which ones you can exchange or refund. You can also sell the unwanted items on Ebay.
Are you wondering what to do with your wedding dress after the big day? Firstly, you should take it to drycleaners. To ensure that you will be satisfied with the service, ask your friends if they could recommend a respectable company and opt for the one that specialises in cleaning wedding gowns. Once the dress is clean, you can store it in a safe place. Make space for it in your wardrobe to protect it from cold, heat, humidity or water.
If you don’t want to keep your wedding dress, you can donate it to a charity organisation or perhaps re-design it and make a fabulous evening frock. This could be a very fun task for you, so take your pencil box and start drawing your new dress! If you are not sure where to start, try to cut the skirt and make it a cocktail length. Consider getting rid of excess beads, removing the sleeves and adding colourful details. Even if you don’t want to keep your wedding dress, you should clean and preserve your veil and a headpiece, as your daughter might want to wear it for her wedding one day.
Making a memory box is a very girly thing to do which you will enjoy very much. Buy a beautiful wooden box or paint an old one and make a collection of things to put in it such as invitation cards, guest favours, flower bouquet, tickets to your honeymoon destination, cake topper, napkins and champagne flutes. If you want to make a fabulous keepsake and hang it on your wall, simply include your garter, preserved bouquet, his boutonniere and the wedding invitation and place it in a shadow box.
There is nothing that can cure your post-wedding blues like restorative browsing through hundreds of wedding photos. Select your favourite ones and make a fabulous photo album. You can design the album yourself, and even use a computer program to make a book. Alternatively, you can pay someone do it for you. You can also preserve blooms from your wedding bouquet and use them to decorate the album to make it even more unique. Finally, choose a photo of you and your husband that you love the most and put in a beautiful frame.
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