How to Handle the Post-Wedding Blues

If you’re newly engaged or soon to say “I do”, this one’s for you!

Your wedding day… the happiest day of your life! But what happens when it’s all over? What happened to me is that I felt kinda…sad. Or maybe less sad, and more so emotionless. I’d spent a year of my life planning this momentous occasion! My wedding day was tidal waves full of different emotions and pure bliss (and it really does go as fast as everyone says it does)! And then, the day after, I think I was emotionally spent (and let’s be honest.. pretty hungover.) I didn’t understand what was wrong with me! Wasn’t this is the part of the fairy tale where we live “Happily Ever After”??

If this happens to you, don’t panic! Here are some things you can do to get your bliss back:

Quality Time

A honeymoon right after the nuptials is a great way to keep the romance and happiness alive! If you aren’t planning on leaving on a fantastic vacation right away (or even taking one), make sure you still get some one-on-one time with your new partner! While your wedding day is a celebration of your love in front of all your closest family and friends, your marriage is just you and your husband, standing the test of time together. My husband and I didn’t go on a honeymoon, but we did take 3 days off after our wedding day to just spend some time together and relax into our new normal. It helped me grow even closer to him and get that feeling of wedded bliss back.

Talk it Out

I thought something was seriously wrong with me when I felt so blue after my big day. And to be honest, it was hard to act like I was still so happy and full of that spark! Don’t be afraid to confide in those closest to you. That’s how I found out that the same thing had happened to my sister and a couple of my friends after their wedding days.. it’s not as uncommon as you may think! It made me feel so much better to know that I wasn’t alone in my feelings.

Focus on the Future

Get excited for what’s next! Your future with your new spouse is so bright and full of possibilities. Whether it’s moving in together, buying a new house, or just changing your last name, it’s going to be a rollercoaster ride full of new and exciting things! For me, it was finally getting a puppy. He’s full of unconditional love, puppy energy, and makes every day interesting.

Moral of the story here is that it’s ok to feel a little off after your big day. Your wedding can take a lot out of you! Just know that it doesn’t last forever. For me, it makes me appreciate my wedding day even more. Stressed out before your wedding? Hire Hitch to help with that.  😉

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