(Closed) Wedding Withdrawal

posted 5 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
456 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

aw, I was thinking I might feel this way. Its only been a couple of days for me so far. I am still soooo tired! I dont know if you were exhausted but I am! Mine was the 27th. It definitely is hard to think that all the fun is over!! I keep going back to see my pics!! And I cant wait to display the pretty ones in my home. It happens so fast! Just try to remember all the good times and maybe something will come up where you can get dressed up. Like where I live we have Mardi Gras Balls so my goal is to go to one some day. There are things like that everywhere, you just have to look. And you have your lives to spend together!! Good luck!!  And maybe try to find a new passion and something that can keep your mind off it. Stay busy and work on being a wonderful wife 🙂

Post # 4
1556 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I feel the same exact way. While I’m glad that I’m not stressing out anymore, I miss planning all of those little DIY projects and the day just went by soooo fast. I’m probably going to counteract it by finding more DIY projects to do for our new home. I’m also hoping I have a friend that gets engaged so I can help with decorations, etc. I’ve considered getting back into my Etsy shop and making wedding cake toppers like I used to, lol.

Post # 5
5967 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

@7monthbride:  You can totally dress up in a princess dress anytime you want and you don’t have to get married to do it!  What do you think Halloween is for?  Or how about planning a New Year’s Eve Masqquerade Ball?  Now that’s a reason to get fancy with all your friends!  After all, a wedding is a ceremony with a party at the end, why not skip all the scary promises and head straight for the party??

Post # 6
3625 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I felt like this for probably a week. I even felt compelled to buy bridal magazines since I had been buying them for years!

Then I moved onto googling and pinning things for homes/houses, since we are planning to purchase one in the next year or so. That’s always entertaining.

Oh, and Darling Husband and my friends laugh at me, but I pin and google stuff for babies too. I figured it’s always good to be informed. I’m careful to name the board and pin in a way that makes it pretty clear that I’m not expecting. For example, I have gender-neutral nurseries, random stuffed animals, toddler rooms, etc.

Post # 7
191 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

My daughter felt the exact same way last yr after her wedding…she told me she no longer knew what to do with her spare time…she’s now helping me to plan my wedding, but I think she’s starting to realize it was kind of nice for a while not having the stress that goes with it,  I think you just need to get to a place, and another happy occasion that makes you realize there is always something in life that will take up your time and passion. Your wedding is so new still, you haven’t given yourself time to enjoy your life as it is.   I used to think after every milestone, there was nothing left to look forward to…How wrong I was!!!  I’m still looking forward to special occasions in my life,  my wedding being one yes, but not all emcompassing, and I know once it’s over, there will be something else in my life.

Post # 8
2457 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I felt the EXACT same way.. for like… 4 weeks or so? I’m still a little sad, but I’m mostly okay now. We work so hard for so long for it to just be over. Sadly, it’s already somewhat of a blur in my head now. 🙁     (That’s what pro photos are supposed to help with when we get them back, though!)

I stopped looking at the bee and pinterest and style me pretty for a few weeks. I don’t look at other weddings anymore, but I’ve started looking at the general boards rather than just wedding related ones… That has been a huge help! I love communicating with all the lovely ladies on here, so it’s nice to still be part of a huge supportive community. 

Post # 10
479 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I felt the same way

Post # 11
772 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@7monthbride:  I’m 2 months since my wedding and I have felt nothing but relief!  Don’t get me wrong, I miss the idea of wearing the dress and being a “bride” but it feels better to have it over and done with! 

Post # 12
1844 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

  I feel that way sometimes! We’ve been married for a little over 4 months now. There are times I get sad when I see other people posting ideas for their future weddings. However, I just remind myself of the stressful things…that takes care of that really quickly :-). We also got a wedding DVD of our ceremony and reception, so watching that can be helpful, too. I have also been pinning a bunch of new things on Pinterest and focusing on the upcoming holidays…that helps!

  If being around the Bee is depressing, I would definitely take a break from it. I stick around (albeit not as much as pre-wedding) to give advice. I know that I really appreciated it from those who had “been there, done that”, so I’m hoping I can be helpful to someone, soon!


Post # 13
2693 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Congrats on your marriage.  I have heard other bees on here say they had withdrawal and I wonder if that will be me.  But like my fi said, I’ll just find something else to plan.  I plan things all the time and have little projects to do for what ever I’m planning so while I will miss my day and feel nostalgic, I don think I’ll have withdrawals. Plus, I also have 3 kids (with b-day parties and holidays I will ladly welcome my post weddin planning life).

Post # 14
6745 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

@7monthbride:  You didn’t have to leave these boards just because you’re married now!  Sorry to see you go.. 🙁

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