(Closed) For Newlyweds: After the wedding…what to do!

posted 8 years ago in Married Life
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@bellenga:  We went to KW for a week for our honeymoon, and we LOVED El Meson de Pepe!  We ate there 3 times while we were there and they had the most amazing Cuban and steak sandwiches!

It’s amazing how much wedding planning took up my life, now when I get home from work I wonder what needs to get done tonight?!?! Then I realize, NOTHING and then I get to just sit back and relax.  My new focus now is me, and finally learning French, just because… 🙂

 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

we started trying to make a baby.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We are trying to get into this type of stuff too.  Unfortunately we don’t have the money to completely redo our place or travel a ton right now but we are hoping to work on practicing our cooking skills and enjoying some good quality time at home.  Yesterday we didn’t get out of bed. It was awesome!! 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Unpack. Unpack. Unpack.

Realize we can’t find his dish drying rack. Go to Target.

Unpack some more.

It’s not incredibly exciting, but I am relieved I don’t have to care about stuff like what time exactly should the cake cutting happen. And if my centerpieces are vintage enough.

 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

i’m starting grad school…tomorrow! we just moved cities too recently, so we’re still unpacking and setting up the new apartment. just finally hung more pictures yesterday

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I can’t wait. It’ll be so nice to get back to being my normal self. I’m already thinking about redecorating one of our guest bedrooms and a couple of other projects that I want to work on.

Plus we have a ton of stuff going on post wedding (class-reunion, friends wedding) and then we’ll be into fall (my favorite season). I love getting ready for the holidays.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@finnaroo: I’m also starting grad school tomorrow! The other big thig I also need to do is unpack. Our apartment is a mess of boxes!

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

I was so immediatley happy it was over, it was like I was being released from Jail! Now that we aren’t prisoners anymore to the wedding, we have been cooking up a storm, going shopping for non-wedding things (like work clothes), cleaning/organizing our apartment and started a food blog! 🙂

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I wasn’t the most diligent bride so my free time wasn’t as big a shock to the system as the space in my brain.  All of a sudden I could look at florist shops or home decor shops without immediately imagining how to put something to use in a wedding setting.  And my internet time has shifted from wedding-wedding-wedding to the rest of the world (with plenty of wedding stuff mixed in!)

It has been great to be together in our house deciding what to do next instead of the wedding looming off in the distance.  It was wonderful (and we had two in a 2 week span!) but I am a better wife than I was a bride!

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@colors: We’re trying for our baby too! It’s so exciting.

And we have our lives back! I can get back in my kayak and hang out with friends. It’s awesome!

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Since Ive only been back a day we are just winding down, relaxing, opened gifts, bought a new sheet set, comforter, towels, towel rack for our house. Then we will have to unpack and get rid of all these darn boxes!!! After that I really dont know yet what Ill do. Go back to work and then figure it out from there. I want to try to find a passion, something for myself…and start planning our next vacation!!! And then of course, write thank you notes and also make albums for us, my parents from our pro pics!

Post # 14
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

 

@clarebee:  I really wish I had a passion or hobby as well, the hubs and I were talking about this the other day and I really don’t have anything that I enjoy so much that I want to make it a hobby….  I do enjoy cooking, which the hubs appreciates but now we are both in a funk cuz we have gained a considerable amount of weight since the wedding due to my constant cooking and lack of exercise!!  Luckily, I was still really busy after the wedding, house hunting, finishing my last semester of undergrad, finally found a house in April, so now we have been busy decorating and making it ours.  I would love to travel more, but its just not foreseeable in the near future.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

My husband and I started our own business!

I was SO looking forward to at least one year of a normal life after the wedding, but apparently I’m not that kind of person because two months after we said “I do” we were creating a business plan, and have been crazy busy since.

When I actually do have free time, I like to dive into my home decor magazines, and clip inspiration photos for our future home. Yes, I’m that ridiculous.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I started a new job! It has done wonders for helping me get over my post-wedding blues, which were intense at points. I would love to get our home more together, but a lot of that requires money, and we don’t have much of that right now. I would also love to get a dog, but we can’t have one at our current apartment! Once we get some savings built up, I’d really like to start planning some fun weekend getaways.

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