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Post-Honeymoon Blues Advice

How to Beat the Post-Honeymoon Blues

After the flurry of the wedding prep is done, the big day has come and gone, and you've made it safely home from the honeymoon with your new hubby, you may be feeling a little sad that it's all over. It's normal to have the blues once the excitement of being a bride-to-be has passed, but don't forget, you have a lifetime with your love to look forward to! Here are some tips for keeping the honeymoon high as you move on to this new chapter of married life.

  • Celebrate a small milestone. You're probably not going to celebrate every month you're married, but keep the momentum after the wedding by doing something low-key on your first-month anniversary. It could be as simple as sharing a bottle of bubbly while you watch your wedding video, read your guest book, or flip through the photos from your big day.
  • Save some fun for after the honeymoon. Hold off on opening your wedding gifts until you get back from the honeymoon; it'll give you something to look forward to besides getting back to the office!
  • Gab with the girls. After all the bride-centered showers and parties, now's the time to shift the focus from you to your gals. Once the wedding craziness is over, you can spend some quality time with your girlfriends catching up anything you may have missed in their lives while you were a busy bride-to-be. Grab coffee, go on a shopping trip, or hit the beach with your besties and you'll be out of your funk in no time.
  • Turn your house into a home. The best way to get out of a slump is by getting to work on a project. Whether you are moving in with your husband for the first time or just finding a place for all your registry items, chances are you will need to do some work at your house after the wedding. Devote a weekend to home-work with your honey, from painting the walls to hanging art to selling duplicate furniture items on Craigslist. Not only will the experience strengthen your bond with your new partner, the sense of accomplishment afterward will get you excited about moving forward.
  • Catch up on missed hobbies. Now that you aren't being consumed with reading bridal mags and wedding planning, you can spend your free time doing what you love. Get back into your favorite pastimes by joining a sports team or taking an art class. Or maybe just attempt to tackle that stack of books you've been meaning to read.

If you experienced a letdown after your wedding, what helped you get over it?

Photo by KT Merry via Style Me Pretty

Ellietalk Ellietalk 5 years
 @elizabethsosewn I agree with you. the other commenters are missing the point.  While I myself have not planned my own wedding yet, I do plan weddings, and (oh-my-goodness) EVEN women who have incredible careers & several important things going on in their life can suffer from post-wedding blues.  A lot of time it depends on the type of wedding it was and if a large amount of family and friends were involved.  If its a big wedding with lots of people involved, then usually there are lots of events and such taking place over a great deal of time, changing how often you see your loved ones.  Sometimes the blues come from not being as busy as you were during your wedding season and or not seeing your loved ones as often.  Some people literally love the planning of a large event, and don't realize it until they're planning their wedding (because really when would they have had the opportunity before). Some ladies find that they are talented at specific aspects of planning a wedding, flower arranging, designing their dress, table settings, but don't know how to continue that outlet once the wedding is finished.  And then to be honest, there are some girls who just LOVE the attention they receive during the process and go through withdrawals once they are no longer the center of attention - sad but true. Those are just some of DOZENS of examples.  I just try to help the girls take what they loved from planning their wedding and apply it to their daily life moving forward.  And if its literally the fact that they're missing the attention, I suggest that they find an organization for which to volunteer.  Not only does it fill their time & fill their hearts, but it also teaches them to focus on something other then themselves.
elizabethsosewn elizabethsosewn 6 years
uhhh despite the obvious dissent from everyone else, I actually kind of appreciated this. It's little things that are so obvious that you forget about them, and since my life is following this path (not because i'm antiquated or a silly little girl with no aspirations or career goals, thank you very much) It's nice to hear.
jazzytummy jazzytummy 6 years
We can only hope.
Pistil Pistil 6 years
Post-honeymoon... does this mean wedding fever is winding down?
stephley stephley 6 years
I am so grateful to be a woman and have little more in life to concern myself with than engagements, bridal showers, wedding plans, and honeymoons.
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