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    21 Clever Tricks To Make Any Wedding So Much Easier

    Pledging to spend your life with someone is a huge deal; don't let the seating chart and thank-you notes stress you out.

    1. Number your RSVP cards so each one corresponds to a guest.

    2. Make a new email account specifically for wedding planning.

    3. Check out Recycle Your Wedding to buy secondhand wedding items for much cheaper.

    4. Seal a bunch of envelopes with water and a foam brush.

    5. Or use thank-you postcards to cut out the envelope entirely.

    6. Use a personalized return address stamp (or stickers) to save tons of time.

    7. Wedding/bridal shows offer tons of free giveaways and access to vendors.

    8. Figure out your seating chart with color-coordinated sticky notes.

    9. Register someplace that lets you exchange duplicates or unwanted gifts for cash.

    10. When you're unwrapping gifts, ask someone else to write down givers' names on sticky labels so you can keep track.

    11. If you're invited to a wedding, set the date as a recurring calendar alert in your phone.

    12. Have activity books on hand to entertain squirmy kids.

    13. Attach tiny weights to the bridesmaids' hems to keep their dresses from flying up on a windy day.

    14. And use veil weights to keep the bride's headpiece from flying away.

    15. If there's a chance it could be hot during the ceremony, make or buy programs that double as fans.

    16. A little baby powder on your inner thighs helps curb sweating, squeaking, and chafing.

    17. Prevent heels from sinking into the ground with Solemates.

    18. Make a comprehensive list of people who can handle issues the day of (excluding, of course, the bride).

    19. If guests are giving checks as gifts, ask (politely!) that they be made out to just one member of the couple, or to both with "or" rather than "and" in between.

    20. Have guests fill out envelopes with their addresses at the reception to make thank-you notes that much simpler to send.

    21. Invest in one of these.

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