(Closed) Newlyweds! What was your next project after wedding planning?

posted 7 years ago in Married Life
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I decided we had to have a Father’s Day carnival in our driveway. We got a groupon for a bouncy castle and it spawned a monster, LOL! I spent tons of time sewing bunting (with fabric leftover from the wedding), planning the menu, creating games, shopping for accents, making invitations, etc. Everyone loved it, and I think they all knew I was really missing wedding planning, LOL!!!

I also planned baby showers for a couple of friends, and again, completely went overboard throwing myself into them. It was great!

 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

We’re planning for renovations and after those are done I’ll be going into full-out nesting mode. I’ve sort of already gotten into it, trying to make the house as much ours, but its tough when you can’t hang up your pictures or put out your “decor” when that wall is either not going to be there, or painted very soon. We’re not even sleeping in a bedroom… neither of us are fans of sleeping in the room that hasn’t changed since Mother-In-Law used it. Plus, I’m quite sure there’s mold in there. WTF Darling Husband…

 

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

We start house shopping in February (ugh), but I am definitely looking forward to the post-house shopping remodeling/decorating fun time! I just wish someone would go find the perfect house for me so that I could skip straight to decorating. Oh, and I’m also brainstorming our 1st anniversary/housewarming party. It’s gonna be awesome!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Luckily after our wedding came Halloween (we had a huge party at our house), then came Thanksgiving (I cooked for our entire family this year at our house) and now it’s Christmas (I have an amazing 3 year old step-daughter to shop for). Since all of these things involved planning…I was/have been busy planning. After Christmas, I’ll be in the same boat as you. What to do next?

As PP said, renovations or decorating; those things will definitely keep a planning bee busy! Good luck!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’ve gotten really into cooking (not that I wasn’t before, but now I actually have time and money to make delicious food), and I want to make a book of recipes we love. Kind of a pass-down-through-the-family thing eventually. So that’s in testing!

We’ve also picked up working out as a hobby. I didn’t drop a bunch of weight (I have about 15 lbs to lose, I think) before the wedding cause I was so stressed and busy. Now we fill a lot of our time after work training for a half marathon or doing crossfit or just bike riding to be outside and moving.

And when I can, I like to pop around to the garage sales and find gems for our apartment. So far I’ve recovered some storage cubes/footrests, repurposed a spice rack into a jewelry hanger, framed some paintings in great frames that I found for cheap, and am in the process of tiling around a mirror I found for free (that was unframed). So I guess I have a little of the nesting bug too, but on a smaller scale πŸ™‚

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I got super into cooking and meal planning too, and I took up running. It doesn’t come easily to me at all, so it’s been a fun challenge for me.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

We are in full on home hunting mode right now. 

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Hmm that’s a great question!  For us we already owned a house, and had been living together for almost 5 years so I guess our next project is the baby…? πŸ™‚  We also travel a lot so planning for that is a “project.”

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I was a Maid/Matron of Honor in a wedding the next summer, so I kind of just stopped doing my wedding and started doing my best friend’s wedding instead (and showers and bachelorette parties!). Then we bought a house, so now I’m doing the whole nesting and decorating thing!

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Our next project was to pour our hearts into school. We are so excited to start applying for universities next year! Also, saving for a house!

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

i’m i the same boat! i have so much time i don’t know what to do with it. i’m in full nesting mode, though, and am decorating our apartment, tidying the apartment, and finding fun and creative recipes to try out. I love it πŸ™‚

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I had my best friend’s wedding a month after mine, and then I started planning for a Christmas dinner party. It went really well! It was sooo much work, though, that I think I might need a slightly less time-consuming hobby.

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