You have had the big day, you are a MRS and all the stress and jobs and projects leading up to the wedding are finally over, right? Wrong!
Here are a few things that you might want to consider when budgeting your wedding and also things to think about whether or not you want to do after you get carried over the threshold into your blissful wedded life.
Dry-cleaning your dress: We were on the ball with this one, because we had asked around and so we were able to budget in the exorbitant $600!!! it cost to dry-clean and box my dress. I was still hemming and hawing about whether or not to sell my dress, but regardless I had to have it dry-cleaned so I dropped it in as soon as we returned home from our honeymoon and now it is sitting pretty in its beautiful box in our second room (because it is too big to go in a cupboard!).
Thank you cards: Our cards were included in our wedding photography package, so that was handy for us, but we still had to fork out about $60 in postage and 100+ cards wouldn’t come cheap! Also, they take a long time to come from the photographer, we got ours more than three months after our wedding and we only just posted them out because it took us quite a while to write thoughtful thank you’s to everyone. I know Emily Post would not be impressed by us taking more than three months to get our cards out, but it hasn’t taken us that long if we go from the date we received the cards!
Memory Box: We are still working on this one, because I have yet to find the perfect box; but we collected a number of things from our wedding and honeymoon and we are putting them all into a box so we can go back and reminisce on the day! Some of the items we have included are: our program, wedding invite, place cards, menu card, cork from the champagne we drank, Mr. Teaspoon’s button hole (which has been hanging in our laundry drying for four months), the sixpence I wore on the sole of my shoe, Mr. Teaspoon’s speech, all our wedding cards we received and a copy of the ’telegram’ we received (aka e-mail).
Wow, these roses look really brown in this photo, in real life they aren’t quite that dark, the one on the right is the one he actually wore and the one on the left is the spare we had in case it got really crushed in the hugging!
Not to mention how many places you use your name that need to be changed if you choose to do that!
Married Bees—what do you wish you have planned ahead and budgeted for?