Are you feeling down after your Big Day? Well, it could be the post-wedding blues! If this is you, this post is just for you.
There’s so much hype, excitement and quite a bit to do in the lead-in to the wedding. It’s hard not to let it all take over your life. And then once the wedding has come and gone, the post-wedding blues sink in. What’s there to do with all this free time? What on earth will you use Pinterest for now?
Couples can feel a little flat, sad and kind of like they’ve lost their purpose. When the main task you’ve been working on for months is now complete, it’s no surprise that you might be feeling this way! If you’ve got the post-wedding blues, well keep on reading. There are some really simple and practical things you can do! And if you’re still planning your wedding, there are some ways you can build new habits into your life to prevent the post-wedding blues from happening.
Keep your end goal in mind
Always remember that hosting an amazing wedding isn’t the end goal. The actual end goal is getting married to the love of your life. If that’s what happened on your wedding day, then consider it a success! The next chapter is all about building a marriage that far outshines your wedding day.
Related: 4 Simple Ways to Prepare for Marriage and Not Just the Wedding
Do “normal” things
While you’re planning your wedding, set aside time to do those “normal” things. Date nights with your Other Half, coffee dates with friends (that don’t include wedding talk) and allowing yourself some time for hobbies and activities. It’s a lot easier to slip into post-wedding mode when your pre-wedding mode wasn’t totally taken over by the wedding. Try your best not to pause normal life just because you’re planning a wedding.
Give yourself something to look forward to
This will look different for everyone, but here are some ideas:
- Your honeymoon – not everybody wants to go away right away! Plan yours for a month or two after the wedding and you’ve got a fabulous holiday to look forward to!
- A new home – for couples who don’t live together before the Big Day, you’ve got a new home to build together. Save the home decorating for after your wedding and there’s a whole lot to look forward to.
- A fun friend activity – book in a couple of friend dates with your besties. This could be taking your Maid of Honour to dinner as a thank you for looking after you throughout wedding planning.
- Something tasty you want to cook – if you’re into cooking, find a beautiful recipe to save and try together once you’re married.
Find ways to relive your Big Day
Once your wedding photos and video are in, set a date with your family to relive your memories together! This is exactly what we did and it was amazing. A month or so after our wedding day, we had our parents over and put all our wedding photos on our TV and looked through them together while we had tea and cake. Then once we got our wedding video, we did it all again! Your nearest and dearest won’t get sick of it!
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Kelly is a former wedding planner and a lover of anything pink. She believes that any bride can plan her own wedding, with a few tips and helpful tools.