(Closed) The weddings over… now what???

posted 5 years ago in Married Life
  • poll: what did you do or plan to do after the wedding (besides spend time with ur husband)?
    buy a house : (18 votes)
    10 %
    renovate/decorate your house : (28 votes)
    16 %
    try for a baby : (19 votes)
    11 %
    go back to school : (12 votes)
    7 %
    lose weight/focus on your health : (24 votes)
    14 %
    look for a new job : (15 votes)
    9 %
    find a new hobby : (12 votes)
    7 %
    help others plan their wedding : (8 votes)
    5 %
    save money : (38 votes)
    22 %
  • Post # 3
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    959 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    @bride202:  It’s been 4 months since our wedding and our lives has been on the fast track. We have moved acrossed the country into our new place. Our family is back at our home state so it’s pretty much just us and our newly rescued pup. So far, we are concentrating on decorating our place, training our puppy, focusing on losing weight and getting back on track to the healthy lifestyle we led up to the wedding. Also, I am currently looking at the possibility of going back to school since my job will pay for it and as for hobbies, I am enrolling in a crochet class!

    Post # 5
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    4803 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Just enjoy being married! That was the point of all the planning and the wedding – getting to spend all of the days after (forever!) enjoying life with your new guy.

     

    Milestone-wise, we did end up buying a house about 6-9 months after the wedding. But I think it’s really important to learn to be able to just live in and appreciate the current moment rather than always be looking ahead to planning your next big thing. But at some point the big things are going to stop and you need to be able to just enjoy life with your family in your home together. Not saying being excited about milestones is a bad thing, they’re great, it always just worries me a bit when brides are worried they’ll be depressed when the wedding is over and they can’t plan it anymore.

    Post # 6
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    5001 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I’m worried about this too!! I’m finishing my PhD in June, we are moving across the country to start new jobs July 1, and our wedding is in September! The holidays will keep me busy for a bit, but I’m honestly worried I’ll be bored and sad it’s all over when January rolls around! We won’t be buying a house out TTC for a little while either. I guess we just need to focus on being married and trying to enjoy pre-baby life!

    Post # 7
    Member
    4025 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I’m 38 and Fiance will be 37 in a few weeks. We’re doing the baby thing, probably before the wedding even 🙂

    Post # 8
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    7651 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Right after the wedding we started saving for a house, which we close on today! This summer is crazy! We inspired a couple to get married and my Maid/Matron of Honor is also getting married plus it is DH’s 10 year high school reuinion, so we have a lot of things to keep us busy. PLUS we are going to start trying for a baby this late summer/fall. We have a busy marriage, but a fun one!

    Post # 9
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    271 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    Hmm, I’m actually not sure now. We bought a house last month, so that’s done. We’re spending any spare time and money this year decorating/renovating it, so that should be mostly done by wedding time too. I’m hoping to go back to school this fall, and I plan on being done losing weight by then (though of course will continue to focus on healthy and fitness after the wedding as well). We don’t plan on having kids for a few more years.

    I should probably think of a new hobby or something to take up so that I’m not bored and depressed after the wedding!

    Post # 10
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    959 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    @bride202:  Yes, I have been a busy lady! It’s been great for us since we are learning to live with one another since it is the first time hubby and I are living together! To be honest, I think hubby and I were ready to get the wedding done and over with, lol. We had a long engagement period (because I insisted) and we reached the point where we just wanted to be married and start off our married life. There are other milestones, ups and downs which a marriage faces even at its early stages. I know we did and it is helping us build a strong foundation for our marriage.

    All I want to say is not to worry about what happens after your wedding. Life is unpredictable and it can provide us with many surprises. Enjoy your marriage with each situations that comes your way and your new home!

    Post # 12
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    360 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I still have a couple more weeks until my wedding but I want to play along.  🙂

    We’ve been engaged for almost 16 months so I’m excited to be done with the planning. I’ve actually already started a list of things I can’t wait to do after we get back from our honeymoon. I started my first semester of Grad School in January and I graduate next April. So I’m looking forward to having more time to focus on school. In between I want to start looking for a job for after I graduate and work on decorating/ organizing our house. Most importantly, I want to enjoy being a married couple!

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