(Closed) How did you really feel immediately following your wedding?

posted 4 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
716 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@lealorali:  DH and I both felt really loved, and appreciative of our friends and family.  So many things went wrong during our day, including my aunt passing away during our ceremony (does it get worse than that?!), but afterwards I was so glad that the wedding was over and we could just be married.  


We didn’t honeymoon, as DH had started a new job in the US and I was slowly transitioning from Canada.  So a few days after our wedding he left, and I went back to work and tied up loose ends before moving a few months later. 


Try to focus on the positive – you’re married and no longer have to worry about all things wedding related, and Congratulations!  🙂

ETA:  I just saw your recap – you were stunning!!!  and your pictures are beautiful!!

Post # 5
4755 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012


Post # 6
850 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

A bunch of emotions:

1) Thrilled and relieved that wedding planning was over!

2) Pumped about our family getaway + honeymoon (went to a waterpark resort with DH’s family the next day to spend more time with our little niece and nephew and then hit the road with our doggies for a week in a cabin in the woods on Lake Michigan).

3) Secure, content, and free to finally be married.

4) Grateful to everyone who attended.

5) Totally satisfied that everything with the reception + ceremony was even better than we anticipated. (Got a bunch of cute texts from friends sent DURING the wedding along the lines of “OMG this is the best wedding food/location/music EVER!”)



Post # 7
9145 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

Disappointed in the things that weren’t quite right but happy that so many great memories were made that night.

Post # 8
5982 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

@lealorali:  Right after, I just felt this consuming sense of joy and completion and rightness coming from within us both, like we’d fought all our lives to get to each other and this moment.  The next day was filled with contentment and anticipation because we were leaving for our honeymoon.  The entirety of our trip was bliss, it was an adventure that we shared and loved and still treasure today and when we got home after we were both calm as mill ponds, happy to be home and ready to start out together in this life….

Post # 9
716 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@lealorali:  I think she was having a hard time breathing and was carried out during the ceremony and passed away in the hallway (we were married in an art gallery).  It was a crazy day.  My family had mixed emotions; obviously sadness, but also happy that we were with her. 

Post # 10
4442 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@lealorali:  Immediately after leaving the reception I felt EXHAUSTED, and hoped DH didn’t really want sex that night.

Then I was hungry.

Then I delved into finishing payments and making other arrangements with vendors.  Listing stuff for sale, etc. the work kept coming.

All in all I was just happy that crazy busy time of my life was over.  I didn’t regret much about the wedding so I didn’t have any big, terrible moments to get over.

Post # 11
1728 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1998

Night of? Relieved that the stupid wedding was over and I could go back to the rest of my life…neither of us are attention seekers.

The day or two afterward felt underwhelming. The reality was sinking in that I had a husband. Adjusting and learning that role was tough at first.

About a week later, life resumed as usual.

Post # 12
592 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

The day of the wedding I felt relieved, happy, and exhausted.  During the honeymoon I felt happy and in love.  When I got home, I was kind of depressed that all the fun stuff was over.  After a few days I got over it!

Post # 13
11336 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@lealorali: I missed the looking forward to the big day and the excitement that brings. I did though feel angry at my parents for arranging more food, which FI and I didn’t want and in turn meant the food we paid for didn’t get eaten including our cake – cheese tier. BUT on the plus side I felt content and enjoyed he day.

I agree it is an emotional rollercoster 

Post # 14
1382 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@lealorali:  Good post!  I felt exhausted, relieved, HUNGRY (we had our dinner packed and ate it cold in the hotel room since we ran out of time!).  Days following, I was grumpy only about one thing…. my hair :T.  Wish I had put it down or half down…. sigh!

Post # 15
738 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I felt pretty much blissful immediately following the wedding despite the glitches in the day. Our honeymoon was full of mixed emotions bc my SILs fiancé passed away the day after our wedding. But really, I felt almost high on love. Not just love with my new husband, but also (if not more so as crazy as that sounds) with my family. My parents were just so happy and proud, they still are. Life has pretty much gone back to normal now, except that I have a new last name and get introduced as ‘my wife, weetzie’. LOVE that! There is a new element of like finality (not the right word really, maybe completion) in our relationship that feels really strong and stable. Love that too.

Post # 16
998 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

For the week after I was exhausted and hungry. If I wasn’t working (we took a delayed honeymoon) then I was eating and sleeping. 

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