Post # 1
I am so embarrassed to admit this but I am depressed now that all of the wedding and party excitement is over. I had the best day of my life and enjoyed everything leading up to but I realize that it was only one day. Now that it is over it will never happen again. I am so bored and depressed now. I can’t believe the joys of bridal showers, bachelorette parties and wedding are over. Our friends and family will never celebrate our love like that again. I am thinking of having throwing a party to get involved in planning something again but we hardly have any friends in the area. Any advice?
Post # 3
i have heard of this, its called Post Wedding Depression (PWD). i anticipate i will be suffering from this next May! I can’t offer much advice, only wanted to let you know that you are not crazy and that how you feel is quite common. i am sure it will pass in time. besides, i think the reason why people stay on here after their wedding is over is to still have that wedding connection. so you always have weddingbee to indulge on anytime you want – no matter how long ago your wedding was!
Post # 4
I didn’t feel depressed after my wedding, but I definitely missed the planning. It’s nice to come on here and offer your thoughts to other brides to be and share photos to relive your day!
Post # 5
I’m not married yet, but I totally know where you’re coming from. I can just imagine myself coming on WB after the wedding and just feeling “oooh, sad, it’s just not the same”. Maybe you can get connected to another part of the site (newlyweds, first time homebuyers, babies (when it’s time!)).
Maybe pick up a new activity or two to fill your time with. Did you just move? Maybe you can plan a block party to get to know everyone!
And if all else fails, read some of the vent posts from stressed brides and be happy you don’t have to deal with that anymore!
Post # 6
Maybe you could get a job as the DOC somewhere in your area. That would keep you busy.
Post # 7
@mstre269: This is normal and I think it happens to a lot of brides. However, it goes away. I was definitely bored after our wedding and couldnt believe that it was OVER. It was such a finite feeling and I hated it. But then I got our pro pics back and I started to look through all of those and started to organize them. And then we continued to receive some gifts in the mail (even up until a few weeks ago) and we had thank you notes to write. And we bought some things for our house to make it feel more grown up. And once all of that was said and done there were a million other things going on and life just got back to normal. There is still a part of me that wishes I could go back and re-live the whole thing but I have so many other things I’m looking forward to now that the feeling isnt as strong. In the next year I’m looking forward to seeing my college friends for the first time since our wedding, going to 4 weddings as a married couple, going on a cruise, celebrating our one year anniversary and just looking forward to all the things 2011 has to bring! I still would love to plan a vow renewal celebration in 5-10 years but I’m not as worried about it anymore because I’m just enjoying being married. I hope gives you some hope – hang in there, it gets better and better every day!