Fun Things to Do After the Wedding

After spending a day filled with love, laughter, drinking, food, and dancing, it’s totally fine to feel exhausted the next day after your wedding. You’ve spent long hours planning, making several phone calls, attending bridal showers, and sending out invitations to your long list of friends.

Now that everything’s over and you’re happily married, it’s time for you and your spouse to get some serious relaxation and fun after your big day. But what should you do?

Below is a list of really fun things to do after the wedding – in particular order;

1. Just relax

This is clearly the most obvious thing to do. However, as most newlyweds are constantly energetic and on-the-go, they forget to sit down next to each other, relax, and enjoy their first days as husband and wife.

Don’t feel embarrassed about sleeping in or eating your breakfast in bed. If you feel like being in your favourite pyjamas, do it. Just relax and reflect on how amazing your wedding was and how exciting your future life together will be.


You can also spend the day writing down the most memorable parts of your wedding. You can do it over a good cup of your favourite coffee either at home or your favourite coffee shop.

2. Write your thank-you notes

With a busy day, there’s a good chance you’ve missed saying thanks to some of your family and friends. You can make it up to them by writing and sending them thank-you notes.


Now, if you’re unsure about what to write or you just can’t think of anything to include in your note, you can look for templates online. Most of them are fill-in-the-blank type.

3. Preserve your wedding dress

If you are thinking of keeping your wedding dress, make sure to have it professionally cleaned right away. It’s one way to prevent problems with stains and smell later.


And while you’re at it, you may also want to preserve your bouquet and the other things you used in your wedding. For the flowers, you don’t necessarily have to preserve every single one of them. You can just pick out one or two flowers which you can dry and preserve.

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The process of doing that is quite easy as there are tons of instructions online. The materials you’ll need aren’t that expensive either. You can consider it as your first DIY project as husband and wife.

4. Open your presents

This is probably one of the most exciting parts of getting married. With that, you might want to spend the rest of your afternoon in your comfy bed opening up your presents.


Now, if you’ve put together a registry and you found duplicate purchases and gifts that are off-registry, this is the time to take them back to the store. Have fun choosing gifts that are a better fit for you and your loved one.

5. Organize your new home

For you and your partner, you need to think about putting together a fresh living space. While the process can be physically, financially, and emotionally draining, creating a home out of a house is an exciting and memorable experience for any newlywed. Your spouse’s choice for your bedroom furniture could also reflect a lot of things you didn’t know before you got married!


6. Choose pictures for your wedding album

A wedding album is one of the few ways you’ll be able to relive your most special day. With that, consider spending sufficient time in picking out the best images that will narrate your fairytale story.

For this, you can take the pictures your professional photographer sent you. Lay them out and organize them by a timeline to make sure that they are placed in the right order.

Pick the design’s album based on what you and your spouse want. It could blend with your wedding’s theme or you can pick a design based on your personality as a couple.


7. Share your pictures

After receiving your photos, remember to share them with all your guests. Just like you, they are probably as excited to see them!

You can share your pictures on social media or even your wedding website (in case you created one). Don’t forget to have a few photos of your wedding on your new home, too.


8. Go out

If you are the type of person who doesn’t find the idea of staying at home for an entire day fun, then go out!

Take your spouse to a spa day or eat at your favourite restaurant. Treat yourselves and order that pizza you’ve been craving for weeks already.

Don’t feel guilty about indulging on some of your favourite meals the day after your wedding. However, because your health is more important than anything, make sure that a “treat day” won’t last for weeks or months. Don’t let yourself slip into the habit of eating unhealthy foods on a daily basis.

9. Get ready for your honeymoon

If your big trip happens to be scheduled only a couple of days after your wedding, you can start packing. Preparing early is one way to make sure that you don’t miss out on anything important.

Pick out the right clothes for the season and check your documents to see if everything is complete.

Now, if you haven’t planned your honeymoon yet, the day after your wedding is the perfect time to do it. When there are no more bridal showers to attend to and no more invitations to send out, you’ll be able to pay more attention to choosing your destination.


Getting married is probably one of the most exciting parts of anyone’s life. It’s a day filled with celebrations and fun memories.

However, as part of your marriage, you should think about what happens the next day after your wedding and the day after that. Remember, marriage isn’t just a one-day affair. It’s a commitment to be with another person for the rest of your life.

So before actually getting married, it helps to have a plan. It’s a good way to keep your marriage exciting and fun.