Post # 1
I am probably just manifesting this in my own head, but I have this (obviously irrational) anxiety about being too sad to attend weddings once mine is over. My wedding isn’t even for another year but I’ve been thinking about this lately. I know that some people experience the “post wedding blues” just because all the hype and excitement comes to a grinding halt.
Did any of you find it somewhat difficult to attend weddings soon after your own because you were missing yours so much? Or was it nice because it brought back some of the happiness and memories?
Post # 3
One of my best friends’ weddings was 2 weeks after mine, and I LOVED being at another wedding. It sort of extended the whole wedding experience for us, and it was fun to see the differences between our two weddings
Post # 4
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
I agree with PP – I went to a wedding the weekend after ours, and it was so fun! It was great to be able to continue the wedding experience and enjoy it from the guest perspective (and it didn’t hurt that everyone was asking about ours, so we got to continue to relive it.)
Post # 5
Nope, I went to a wedding of a friend 2 weeks after our own and it was one of the greatest things ever. Nothing to worry about, we were able to hang out with a bunch I people we didn’t really get to spend time with at our own, and were able to let loose and have a lot more fun. Though, by the time our wedding was over, I was so relieved to be done with it all, I would have had a great time doing just about anything else.
Post # 6
- Wedding: August 2014 - South Bonson Pier & Community Centre
I’m going to my BM’s wedding a month and a half after ours, and I’m a little disappointed that we’re going to have to postpone our honeymoon to afford to fly across the country for it, but I’m so excited to share they joy and love with her! I feel like once you’ve gotten married, there’s this level of understanding and compassion. At least, that’s what I’ve felt from all my girlfriends who’ve gotten married now that we’re planning our own wedding.
Post # 7
I don’t think I could ever get married if I thought it would make me too sad to join in other’s happy occasions. That’s not snarky, just an honest thought. I have to believe that the joy of my wedding day will be with me every day after, and seeing other’s happiness will just make me remember my own happiness more.
Post # 8
I totally agree. I went to a good friend’s wedding not quite a month after mine and it was so awesome to not have to worry about anything and just enjoy ourselves. I definitely got more emotional during the vows though and it felt a bit more special with having just gotten married ourselves, it definitely had more meaning.
Post # 9
i was a little sad when we came back from our honeymoon and went back to work. however, my SIL’s wedding was 2ish months after ours and DH and I were both in our wedding party. it was a lot of fun. i’m a little tired of weddings in general right now, but i don’t think it’s depressing to go to anyone else’s.
Post # 10
Your wedding isn’t for another year yet – I am willing to bet that you may be singing a different tune. Enjoy wedding planning, enjoy your wedding.. and then find something else to look forward to. You’ll likely be tired of weddings by the time yours comes and goes.
Post # 11
@mscuppycake: I missed wedding stuff and wedding PLANNING way more than I missed my wedding!
So I’m still here, despite being married for almost 18 weeks now!
Post # 12
I personally have been to a ton of weddings in the past 4 years. And it was hard for me to go because I wasn’t engaged at that point. I longed for my own wedding and was sad in many ways it wasn’t my turn. Going forward I think attending weddings will be easier for me, as I am engaged now, and soon to be married.
Post # 13
Nope! I love wedding so much more now. They’re so much more meaningful to me now that I *really* grasp and live the intensity of a happy marriage day in and day out.
I didn’t miss “wedding planning” at all though. I was too excited about being married. ; )
Post # 14
I actually like weddings more now that I’m married
Post # 15
Mr WoW and I love attending weddings – we chortle to each other “this is great! And we’re not paying for it!”
Post # 16
@mscuppycake: Encore bride here. It was not sad at all, but I felt like I was on Four Weddings lol. Very observant of everything, very aware of the decor, the dress, the food, the reception, etc more so than before I got married (the first time). It’s fun to be a guest, you won’t be sad, promise!