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The wedding planning is done, sort of..

Just when you think it's over, it's not...

Thank You Cards During the creation of your wedding invites, you should also be thinking of the design of your thank you cards. 1. How many do you THINK you will need? Assume at least 75% of guests you invite, will show, so you'll probably need at least that amount. Maybe add an additional 15 - 20 on there for those who cannot attend, and still send a gift. 2. What should they look like? Your thank you cards should take on the same look of your other wedding materials. Same colors, theme, etc. 3. When should I send them? No later than 6 - 8 weeks after the event. 4. Where do I get thank you cards? If you're having a designer custom make your invites, ask them to design matching thank you cards, with a specific design and/or picture(s) in mind. Then, be sure to get the perfect pictures for your thank you cards on your big day, and ask the photographer to send those within the first week or two of the wedding. If you purchased your invites from an online source, they may have matching thank you cards to choose from. Otherwise... Wedding Paper Divas minted. Shutterfly Etsy Paper Source 5. Do I need to send thank you cards to my vendors? This is not a must, but highly recommended.

Reviews Whether the vendor was great or horrible, post reviews. Think about how helpful they were for you, and how helpful you can be to future brides. The vendors will also appreciate any feedback for future business. If your review is really nice, the vendor may even ask if they can feature your wedding/review. Reviews can be emailed directly to them, or via any wedding website; like, or any local wedding website.

Dress Care You could be the cleanest lady around, but I promise your dress is filthy. Ask the company you purchased your dress from if they offer wedding dress preservation (preferably when you purchase the dress, they will probably give you a discount). Get this done immediately following the wedding, or you'll never do it. The Wedding Shoppe in Berkley, MI charged me $125 and did a beautiful job. My dress is now safely put away until the day I decide to pull it out and look at it or share with a family member.

Wedding Submissions Hopefully you thought your wedding was the best day ever, and you want everyone to see it. This is nothing to be ashamed of, flaunt it. After you get your wedding photos together, try submitting it to a few websites and magazines! My suggestions: Real Bride Style Me Pretty The Knot Green Wedding Shoes Martha Stewart Weddings

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