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A Wedding To Do List For After You Say “I Do” (Infographic)

If you are inside of one year until you tie the knot with your significant other, you probably have a million things to accomplish on your wedding to do list. OK, maybe not one million but there are a lot of things to take care of. I’m sure it seems like it’s happening so fast. Just when you check one item off another one pops up.

I’m being reminded of how fun yet frantic wedding planning can be by my cousin. She moved to Georgia a few years ago and wouldn’t you know it met the man of her dreams. They are getting married in May of 2017. And it seems like every time we get together with them she’s telling us of another item she checked off her wedding to do list.

The latest item was the biggie – her wedding dress. Her mom came down last week and the two of them picked out the perfect one. I say it’s perfect because no one has seen it yet. And no one will until wedding day which is fine.

It’s drawing me back in time to so many things that happened for my own wedding 20-plus years ago. I’m remembering some of the things we did right, some of the things we did wrong and some of the things we forgot to do altogether. It’s easy to let things slip by – especially after the wedding.

Yes, there are things on your wedding to do list that need attention after the wedding. And for obvious reasons that I won’t get into here, your mind is not on them. But you will have memories that you’ll want to record, financial and legal matters to take care of and “Thank You” notes to send expressing your gratitude to all who had a part in your big day.

So for all you engaged couples out there (and to help my cousin with her planning) I’m happy to give you this infographic today, supplied by my friends at IRS.com. Make sure to bookmark this page so you can come back to it later once the celebrations and honeymoon are over. You don’t want to miss tying up all the loose ends.

A Post Wedding To Do List

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Questions for Discussion: What other things would you put on a wedding to do list for after the wedding? Did anyone save part of their wedding cake and eat it a year later? Any big wedding blunders or things you overlooked that you’d care to share?

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  1. Aside from sending out thank you notes, I would totally return any items I bought for the wedding and didn’t use or I would consider donating them or passing them on to our newly engaged friend.
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