Post # 1
We got married on the 6th. The one thing I kept saying is that I was looking forward to on the 7th was NOT wedding planning. We were engaged for three years so it dragged out forever.
Now I’m finding its NOT over! I have piles and piles of wedding junk- tableclothes, ceremony items, reception decorations, plates etc. I really need to photograph it and put it up on CL to sell it. BUT in the mean time I have it ALL over the house. Living room, dinning room, guest room, our two cars!
We are just getting back in the swing of things after the honeymoon (which was lovely!). But that means running around gathering up all our refundable deposits, paying a few remaining folks, buying groceries (as we were out of everything since we were gone for the honeymoon), buying pet supplies (because we so ran out because we were too busy with wedding stuff), we have gifts to write thankyou notes for, need to figure out where to store all the new lovely gifts…. and the list goes on and on.
This weekend is already full of required social events like my Mother-In-Law birthday, so I don’t think we will get to work on it this weekend- so I’m just wondering when everything will be NORMAL again!?
Post # 3
It took about a month for things to return to “normal.” But, I also took a step back and said I wasn’t going to do any reselling of anything for a few months, so I just shoved everything into as many corners as I could for the time being. I’m now slowly working on our thank you cards (doing 10 or so a day), and other than that, life is pretty normal. I’m so happy to be back in the swing of normal life, so I completely understand what you’re longing for. Every day this week I’ve woken up and been happy for the mundane things that aren’t wedding planning!
Post # 4
@JaneDomani: Well, “normal”, as in, “how things were before the wedding”, never. 🙂 We had never lived together before, so we had a LOT of adjusting to do. Plus this whole past 10 months has been a cycle of unemployment/employment. So that hasn’t helped.
Regarding all the wedding leftover stuff, I ignored all the supplies etc for about six months, then I finally sorted through, designating what stuff should get used, and what stuff should go into storage. We didn’t really sell anything. I still have tons of tealights left over, and about 100 yards of tulle – saving it for next year’s weddings. We are almost done with the excess paper goods. I haven’t started scrapbooking the pictures yet, but I’m hoping to start that in January, since I need to buy a bunch of supplies for that!
Post # 5
@JaneDomani: We were married at the end of June and I still don’t feel like things have returned to normal. 🙁 I still have loads of gifts to find a place for and put away, as well as gifts to return. We also have wedding stuff all over the house that I need to find a place for, need to look at our wedding photos, get my dress cleaned, etc. I would love for the day to come that it is all done but I can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel yet. I feel your pain!
Post # 6
I moved out of my house about two weeks ago and moved all my stuff to FI’s house. I’m currently living at my mom’s house in her guest room cause we’re not living together before marriage. All my stuff is in FI’s garage cause his roommate (who owns 90% of the stuff in their place) hasn’t yet moved out. I’ve also taken over a room at my mom’s house that we have renamed the Wedding Room just because it’s the only ‘safe’ place to put anything and know it won’t get lost. On a daily basis, I have to call either my mom or Fiance and ask them to look for something for me. The latest is my contacts lenses – Yes, I lost my contacts, but I triumphantly found them this morning! J
Anyway, the real crunch right now is the wedding in mid-November, but that’s a destination wedding. We’re planning our at-home reception for early December and then there’s obviously Christmas. I’m totally not expecting to be settled until maybe February. By that time, I will be so ‘done’ with the transition cause it will be almost a full six months. I just want to enjoy my new husband and get on with real life!
Post # 7
It took us some months, maybe 6 in total, before it was 100% all wrapped up, including photogrpahy albums, putting all the gifts away etc, thank you cards (we started with those). I feel for you – I know it’s a big job! Good luck and remember the main thing is you are married! 😉 x
Post # 8
Well we eloped on an 11 day road trip to Canada, so we really got back to normal about a week after? We had to clear out the car, put away the few wedding things we brought with us (mainly just attire). We did get some gifts so I wrote Thank Yous. But really since ours was not a typical wedding, things did go back to normal fairly quickly. We even had another vacation scheduled 2 weeks after we got back home.
Post # 9
I’m just starting to feel that life is getting back to normal. We’ve finished the thank you cards, I’ve done most of the scrapbooking, moving Darling Husband into our new house, putting away gifts etc. I totally understand what you are saying though. It’s exhausting! I was so happy to be done with wedding planning!
Post # 10
We’re 3 weeks post wedding, tomorrow. Life went back to normally pretty much right away, as we aren’t honeymooning until March. That being said, our dining room table is still covered in gifts, and our card mailbox is still on our kitchen counter. 😉 Aside from a few gifts, we haven’t even unpacked anything yet.
Post # 11
it was normal the next day… hangovers are common place in my life I woke up blissfullly with one.
Post # 12
there’s thank you cards, trying to sell your stuff on cl like you said, then you get your photos and you freak out all over again, and ge to making the photo slideshow to send to your guests, ordering prints, framing a few as gifts, maybe making a scrapbook (ours is almost done!)…
actually, it’s been almost three months so I guess we’re not totally done. and I still have stuff I wanna sell.
Post # 13
I felt normal after a couple of weeks but over a year later I still have stuff to get rid of
Post # 14
- Wedding: September 2012 - Schloss Heiligenberg/ Spearfish Canyon Lodge
We’re delaying the honeymoon, so I got right on putting away all our gifts and putting our weddings stuff/boxes to order. 5 weeks later and things are pretty normal, and all thank-you notes have been written. We’re waiting for our photos (which should be here pretty soon), then I’ll need to make albums for us and the parents to enjoy.
Post # 15
Its been a little over a month now, and things are just started to get back on track. We finished the thank you cards last week which is good! I do still have wedding cards and invites laying around in my kitchen. Also, we have to pick our photos in about 3 weeks. So, I would say a good solid month and a half before things got back to “normal.”