Post # 1
So, it’s been 2 weeks since the wedding, and I’m certainly not shy about admitting my wedding planning withdrawal.
There is just something about wedding planning… the pretty colors, the soft fabrics, the decor, the paper crafts… And seeing as my primary interests are fashion, home decor, and visual display, weddings planning just sort of encompassed all my favorite things.
I’ve spent over 2 years religiously reading blogs like Once Wed, 100 Layer Cake, Ruffled… and now I’m supposed to stop? (Read: I don’t plan to stop any time soon.)
Currently, I’m curbing my withdrawal in a few ways:
- Staying on Weddingbee.
- I recently started using Pintrest, and I’m going through all old bookmarks and pinning my favorite project ideas, either to use for other parties, or for my best friend to use when she gets married (We have similar taste in wedding decor)
- My best friend and I are talking about starting a monthly “Lady Day”, since a lot of our friends from college live within a few hours of each other, but never plan time to get together. Excuse to do cute place settings and bake cupcakes? Yes please.
- Home Decor: Darling Husband and I will be moving soon…. It is never too early to start planning.
So, how is everyone else dealing with the withdrawal?
Post # 3
I wrote a post on this a while back. With a ton of the wedding leftovers we are having our annual bbq next month.
Post # 4
I am still trying to figure that out : We had been dating for over five years at our wedding, engaged for over 2, and knew we wanted to get married, oh probably 6 months into dating. So this wedding has been a part of my life for a long, long time.
I have made a list of all the things I want to do (somewhat short-term), a lot of which were postponed because of the wedding. Things like making our photo album and two for our parents, finishing my poor neglected cross-stitch and starting two more for my best friend and SIL who are both expecting in January. Exploring our city more, organizing and really setting up our apartment. Things like that. Basically, keeping me busy until we get closer to buying a house/having a baby in which I’ll have something new to keep me very occupied!
Post # 5
I made scrapbook style digital wedding photo albums for both sets of parents. I’ve started (and finished 2 books already!) a baby/growing up scrapbook style digital photo album of my husband for my Mother-In-Law – I’d be done with the 3rd and last book but I seem to have a gap in pictures, so I’m waiting on that book until I can see if I can scrounge up some more pictures of those years. I’ve DIY’d several cards. I took a BUNCH of photos of my cousin’s wedding and have offered (and had accepted!) to do a scrapbook style digital wedding album for her as well (she loved mine!), but I’m currently waiting to see what other pictures she gets back from her friend, and my other cousin, both of whom took pictures. I still have about 3 wedding forums that I love to read and comment on.
lol It’s been about 10 months since my wedding, and I’m too busy to have withdrawals!!!
Post # 6
@dodgercpkl: I’ve gotten really into card making, too!
I was never a big scrapbooker, mostly because it always seemed like a waste of money, but I *love* card making.
Also, *cool* scrapbooking stores like Paper-Source really improve one’s view of paper crafting, in general. Previously, my only experience was the scrapbooking aisle at HobLob, which are less than impressive.