It’s the holiday season and everyone is gearing up to spread the holiday cheer. And for brides, the wedding planning hasn’t stopped. So add on finding the right caterer, having bridal showers, registering for gifts, finding a graphic designer for your invitations, cutting down the guest list and more to all that holiday cheer.
The holidays can be busy and especially busy for a new bride. But, holiday time can also be useful for new brides and brides who have recently walked down the aisle. Here are a few ways to use the holidays in your wedding planning process:
1. Holiday Card Save the Dates
If you can’t beat them, join them, right? Sending out standard Save the Dates during the holiday card rush can be a bad idea. Your card could get lost within the hundred other cards your guests are receiving this time of year. To combat this, make a holiday card into your Save the Date card. Save the Dates can be designed in a holiday fashion, yet can still communicate to mark your wedding date on their calendar.
Another idea, a card celebrating the New Year which is your wedding year! Send out a New Years card right after the first of the year celebrating the arrival of 2014, the year you’re getting married.
2. Holiday Card Thank Yous
Just like Save the Dates, if your timing is off, your guests aren’t going to pay much attention to the Thank You cards you spent weeks hand-writing out. Again, make your thank you a holiday card. If you’re already going to send out holiday cards, this could also save you some costs. A nice photo from your wedding incorporated with a holiday feel, plus your hand written thank you would make a nice piece for a holiday mantle.
3. Use your Wedding Photos
There is a good chance your wedding guests will never see any of the photos you “invested” so much in for your wedding. So show these masterpieces off on your holiday cards this year. Putting in cute little sayings such as “First Christmas as Mr. and Mrs.” is a once in a lifetime card.
4. Gather Addresses
The holidays are a great time to get together with family and friends you haven’t seen for awhile. Take advantage of this by gathering current addresses for your guest list. By the time you get around to having these addresses printed on your invitation envelopes, you will definitely thank yourself!
The holidays can be great for brides to get items on their wedding planning list done, as well as use items from her wedding for holiday planning.
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