Post-Wedding Admin: Where to Start...
The planning has all paid off, the day was filled with love and laughter, the honeymoon was the perfect escape and you have a new second name! However with your exciting new name comes a bundle of admin work to be done (alongside the standard Post-Wedding Admin), here’s a helpful list of where to start…
Authors Bio: Vivienne May Weddings was founded and created by Kerrie May. With over 8 years of experience in the luxury wedding & event industry, Kerrie has worked at some of the UK’s most iconic venues alongside a selection of renowned industry professionals and worked with a selection of high-net worth couples.
Kerrie is a UK Wedding Planner and has a distinctive reputation amongst her fellow luxury wedding professionals. Her wealth of experience, industry knowledge and unrivalled passion for bringing her clients vision to life is what drives her to plan impeccably designed, style-led and perfectly co-ordinated weddings, with romance at it’s heart.
Send Thank You cards to your guests for the lovely gifts and well-wishes.
Have your dress and suit dry-cleaned and purchase storage boxes for them to be stored in safely.
Review your photographs and order your favourites! (Don’t forget to organise a viewing party with close friends and family too!)
Chase any refundable damage deposits from your suppliers.
If you are having your Honeymoon a few months after your Wedding Day, change your Passport if you haven’t already changed this prior to your wedding (note: you can do this up to 3 months prior to your Ceremony!)
Change your name with the DVLA for your tax and driving licence.
Don’t forget to update your local Council for the Electoral Register and Council Tax.
Your Employer will also need to update your new name for payroll.
All monthly outgoings which you are the named account holder – Utility, Phone, TV, Broadband, Mortgage, Insurances, Student Loans, Car Payments etc.
Your Doctor & Dental Surgery will need your new name too.
Ensure your Bank Accounts have your new name (all credit/debit cards will need your new name on as well).
Update your Wills to ensure both of you are covered in any unfortunate circumstances.
Update your House Contents Insurance to cover any expensive wedding gifts and also cover your Wedding rings if you haven't already.
And finally, breathe a sigh of relief and enjoy that well-deserved glass of champagne!
There will be a mix of emotions you will be feeling after your wedding and that’s completely normal. On average, most couples spend 18 months planning for their big day and it can be stressful at the best of times, so don’t forget to take time out along the way and afterwards.
And if you're needing to take a break from the post-wedding admin, check out my blog on how to beat the post-wedding blues, and you'll be feeling better in no time!