(Closed) Post-Engagement Blues?

posted 8 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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546 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I was totally like that.  Getting engaged was just so exciting and pretty much the best day of my life so far.  It was around my birthday, so now I am sad no birthday will ever compare.  But planning has been so much more fun than I thought it would be.  Enjoy your engagement!

Post # 4
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1566 posts
Bumble bee

I think if you spend a long time waiting for the big moment, it’s easy to feel disappointed afterwards. I think that’s why everyone says not to get too focused on the wedding day, for example. 

I avoided the post-engagement blues by staying very busy afterwards. It wasn’t hard, because after we got back from Europe where we got engaged, we moved in together and started new jobs – so a lot more new firsts. Even now we plan other exciting projects, trips, and activities unrelated to the wedding, which helps keep a perspective on things. 

Post # 5
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286 posts
Helper bee

I am feeling like that right now too…

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Yeah – it hit me a few days ago that I will (hopefully!) never be proposed to, ever again. Months of anticipation, and then Poof! Done. Clearly, I’m going to have to take up some awesome hobbies so the post-wedding depression doesn’t totally send me for a loop.

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Dont let the emotions or that thought of “never” being proposed to again..Just think of all the NEW memories and events that will take place in you and your FI’s lives…Just think, your Fiance probably put alot of time and effort into the proposal…so if you show that you are already down..then it might hurt his feelings too…Enjoy your engagement, your wedding and the rest of your lives as husband and wife!!Wink

Post # 8
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6572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

for me, i was soooo overwhelmed during the proposal and that whole day that i didn’t even get to experience it. but i’m not one for attention, and that day a lot of attention was brought on me so i’m ok with it not happening again. and i’m happy with the memory of our engagement.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

I know how you feel! A week or so after he proposed it hit me that all of the fun waiting and anticipation was over and I’d never get to experience it again. Made me a little nostalgic! But, I got over it pretty quickly and became even more excited to start planning the wedding!

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Dont worry about it! Its not like the wedding will be the end of your life…its the beginning of your life together! If you are upset about it never happening again try to relive the moment of when he proposed over in your mind. I think about it all the time and it makes me happy! Do you have any pictures from that day or the following days? Look at those pictures to remind yourself how special it was for you two! Wedding planning is fun, at times, but at the same time it gets so frustrating and sometimes you are just really going to want to elope. After the wedding you can look forward to…buying a house together, having children, buying a new car together, traveling together, trying new things with one another, making new friends, having new experiences etc etc!!!

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