This 1 Wedding Planning Tip Will Spare You Post-Nuptial Annoyance
When you first get engaged, your life is a flurry of finding the right vendors, attending bridal shows, and making sure that you secure your dream venue on your dream date before all of the other newly engaged couples out there. In the rush to get all of these things done, you may book appointments without any real thought about the contact information you put down. Of course, you just write down your name, planned wedding date, phone number, and email address.
But what happens to your information after you’ve already booked a venue, caterer, baker, florist, officiant, DJ, and found the dream dresses for you and your bridesmaids? Oh, it’s still out there. And you will still get emails from every sort of wedding vendor imaginable, even years after you’ve actually tied the knot.
Trust me. In a post-engagement haze, I started visiting wedding venues and contacting vendors out of pure excitement and in a rush to secure the perfect June date that I’d always dreamed of. I’ve been married for almost two years, and I still get newsletters from venues and caterers I considered but never even looked at.
While unsubscribing from newsletters and kindly telling inquiring vendors, “I’ve already booked someone, but thank you for reaching out,” over and over again is just a mild inconvenience, it’s easily avoidable. All you have to do is create a new email address for the sole purpose of planning your wedding.
It’s incredibly easy to do. For instance, in order to make a new Gmail account, all you have to do is fill out your name, new email address, birthdate, phone number, and current email address. Then, you agree to their terms and conditions and you have a new email! The part that takes the longest is just picking out an adorable, wedding-themed email address.
Not only will creating a new email account solely for the purpose of planning your wedding allow you to keep your personal email account clear of unwanted spam, it can also help to keep you ultra-organized. You can create separate folders for every type of vendor you contact, no longer needing to ask, “Did I ever try and see that beautiful farmhouse for our reception?”
Don’t make the same mistake I did. Make a new email address before you even start looking into wedding vendors. It will save you wedding-related headaches both while you’re planning and long after you say “I do.”