For our last post on the series “Wedding planning”, I invited the ladies from Ateliê Ordenar, Brazilian professional organizers, to share some precious tips with those who are almost there, standing at the altar, or those who are newly weds. It’s seems like “mission impossible” to make it easier when they are flooded with are so many new tasks and questions…
But it’s worth trying, so here you can find some tips on gift registry and home organizing:
Tip # 01 – A wedding needs a long and detailed planning. From the reception, F&B, guests list, honeymoon, and more, sometimes we forget about the gift registry. When registering, start with the gifts that you’ll really need in your new home. Register in at least two different stores / websites and give your guest options from large price range. Take your time when registering to avoid having to return gifts or getting something that doesn’t really fit your needs or decoration.
Tip # 02 – For those really close to you, like parents or close relatives, ask for the gifts after the wedding. By then you’ll make sure you ask for something you haven’t got yet and if you don’t need anything else, how about some cash to splurge on the Honeymoon?
Tip # 03 – If you have to exchange gifts, do it ASAP. You don’t want to run the risk of being stuck with five waffle makers.
Tip # 04 – Get used to an organized house as soon as you move in. Organization is not the same as neatness; you must have a system (and not only store everything you find loose on the floor in a big container). Everything is the house must have its right place and everyone should be responsible for putting it back after using it.
Tip # 05 – Design your new closets according to husband and wife’s life style. Do you need a lot of space for shoes and accessories? Or, how about a big closet in the entrance for coats? Plan it in advance in order to avoid ending up with and overload and cluttered closet.