Now that you're married, how do you decide who to celebrate the holidays with? How do you navigate these new dynamics? Are you planning on hosting yourselves? Here are our tips to make it a smooth holiday season as newlyweds!
Put people in charge of specific tasks and/or food to bring. This is a wonderful way to segue from having a holiday meal at the parent’s house (for example) by recognizing the importance of what people have provided in the past. Try not to take on everything yourself so that the event is enjoyable and not too stressful.
Plan well in advance! Send a digital evite at least 2 months in advance. Be sure to have discussed with the past hosts if they are comfortable moving the event to your home. Put a start and end time on the evite.
Consider hiring your wedding planner to assist with the event. Although it feels like something that you can do on your own, having an outside person (and one who already knows you and your family!) can be helpful with timing, sourcing vendors, and being behind the scenes to problem-solve.
Think about a fun new tradition to start, or continue with a past family tradition. It could be a game, wearing matching shirts, making a food item together, or an activity.
Consider having someone clean your home the day before. This will alleviate stress when last-minute items pop up, give you more time to focus on details, and also help you feel completely ready.
We hope these tips help start you in the right direction :) Need more help than this and want to hire a planner for your next family gathering? Contact us for a custom quote!
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