Post # 1
Well it’s been 7 weeks since the big day and I finally feel some reality creeping back in, I felt elated and high for 2 weeks after, then confused and exhausted then depressed and exhausted now I THINK I may be finding my feet again . I’m sure I will still go up and down and I wake most mornings feeling very low (it really isn’t what I was expecting as a reaction to post wedding) but its true I had/ have post wedding depression but it’s getting easier. Any other bees on a similar time scale , how long did it take you or are u still there?
Post # 3
@Hermoine: I think those feelings are very normal. As brides,we spend so much time planning, worrying and stressing over ONE day that when all is said and done we have nothing but memories and pics. Don’t be sad. You will be back to your old self in no time:) I never had the elation feeling. when we got home from the wedding we found out our fur baby had cancer and he passed shortly thereafter:( our relationship is currently strained as our emotions are all over the place at the moment. I’m looking forward to the light at the end of this shitty tunnel lol
Post # 4
@Hermoine: I think there are a lot of brides who experiece post partum wedding day bliss.
I on the other hand was glad to be done with everything and back to my normal happy life! I was so happy to get back to living!
Post # 5
@Hermoine: As much as i’m excited for the wedding I can’t wait for it to be over and for things to go back to normal. I can’t wait to be able to spend money on myself and random things instead of putting every cent towards this wedding! 5 weeks on Saturday – on the home stretch now!
Post # 6
@Hermoine: I have experienced the post wedding depression thing too… but for me it came a lot faster and seems to be subsiding a bit now… was married only a bit over 3 weeks ago. I was elated for a few days.. lots of compliments on amazing event and how I looked.. lots of pics to look at.. took a minimoon right away which was sooo nice but then when I came back reality set in and I felt a void (around 1 week after the wedding). I realized I would never be a bride again and could no longer dream of which flowers and lights and hairstyle I would choose etc… I am the type that I have been dreaming of this day since I was a toddler..
I felt pretty devastated for a bit but now I am starting to just enjoy being married and focus on other things.. It stings a bit less now.. how are you doing?
Post # 7
I was sort of lost with what to do with my spare time now that I didn’t have anything to plan. I was more bored than anything else.
Post # 8
I definitely experienced post wedding day blues.
I felt sorta empty & confused pretty much as soon as it was over, but for the most part I am back to normal now.
I had a lot of wedding regrets & I’m getting to the point where I realize that nobody gave a crap about the missteps, & that frankly my wedding wasn’t a big deal to anybody but me so as long as the pics turned out, THAT will be what I choose to remember about the day.
Now I’m waiting on baited breath to get said pro pics back & I am just so excited & nervous! I hope they turned out awesome!
(btw, I also felt sort of bummed when it was over that I no longer had an excuse to buy things for myself & for the wedding online lol).
Post # 9
The hard moment for me was literally getting up to go to work for the first time after we got back from the honeymoon. It was hard to go back to not spending every day doing something fun with my husband! I mean, I love my job so I was happy once I got there, but the initial tear away was just UGH. It doesn’t help that we just moved in together right before the wedding and there’s still so much work to do set things up either! Class planning was a nightmare – I couldn’t find any of my old notes or the books I needed without a huge organizational search of our boxes and things. Thankfully it’s starting to settle!