(Closed) Wedding and honeymoon are over, now what?

posted 8 years ago in Recaps
Post # 3
2615 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

lifekeeps going- start a new hobby, get to work, house projects?

Post # 4
8468 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

No. I definitely would not say I was bored. It was a nice relief to get the planning over. But then it was just like living again. 

Post # 5
109 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I hear theres two types of after-marriages. In the first, the honeymoon kind of keeps on going. For about a year or two, you’re all in love with the fact that you’re newly married. That you can show off your new bling and practice your signature with your new last name and gush every time you refer to your then ‘boyfriend’ as your now ‘husband.’

Then there is the other type, and thats the one that, when all the excitement is over with, you kind of just sit back and catch your breath and think, well whats next? Your kind of used to excitement and now your kind of left with your life the way it was before the wedding whirwind. You kind of have to work at making things exciting, finding things to do, ect. But its a great bonding time for you and your new husband. You get to try new htings and find out what else you have in common, and find new things you love about him. Like they way his eyes get that dreamy far away look when you mention the hardware store after suggesting a kitchen remodeling. 

Itll get better. Just dont expect the wedding excitement to follow you around waiting to suprise you. Its real life now. Go make some excitement.

Post # 8
2436 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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@greenidlady:  Sewing is awesome! You can make your wardrobe exactly how you want it to be, exactly tailored to you, in exactly the materials you want FOR SUPER DUPER CHEAP!


I need to get back into it…

Post # 9
9947 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Good post by

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xSparr0w:  as an Encore Bride that certainly is my experience (I have 2 Weddings… and one in each column I’d say)

Time to find a new project… surely you must have some “items” leftover from the Wedding / Honeymoon phase that could use your attention…

* Edit, Organize, Print / Frame / Publish Wedding & Honeymoon Photos

* Scrapbooking your Memories…

* Frame / Showcase your Wedding or Honeymoon Treasures

* Decorate with your OUR Life Stuff (even if it is just a wonderful INITIAL for your front door / foyer)

* Do a Post-Wedding Registry Present Inventory… to see if (a) you have enough household insurance to cover all the NEW Stuff, and (b) to find out what items you still need

* Think SPRING… time to decorate, update, renovate… or just plain old Spring Clean

* Think SUMMER… start planning your Wardrobe, Garden, Vacation, Entertainment Needs / Schedule.

And oh ya, if all else fails… and the list looks too overwhelming… lol, sounds like you are just plain “coming down” from the high buzz of the Wedding & Honeymoon… count your blessings, cocoon with your sweetie, and plan out some R&R for yourself to get back on track (visit to the spa, new nail colour, hair cut etc)

Hope this helps,


Post # 12
1355 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Uhhh…I continue spending too much time on weddingbee and edit my photos, mostly. We have all our raw photos, so I can’t seem to stop myself from digging through them for a good one I may have missed. I also want to find a really good quality album that I’m being picky about, get prints, and organize them nicely. And we think about how we want to celebrate anniversaries.

There’s still all of the normal stuff of course: date nights, lunch with friends, board game nights with nice local beer. Except now you get to do all of it as a married lady!

P.S. When I’m feeling particularly nostalgic, I am not above prancing around the house in my wedding dress.

Post # 13
2436 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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@greenidlady:  It isn’t really! Read your sewing machine manual, and get a good book  (like this one http://www.amazon.com/Singer-Complete-Photo-Guide-Sewing/dp/1589234340/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1364518717&sr=1-5&keywords=sewing). That will be enough for you to get started. After that, buy a couple of easy sew patterns, read them over very carefully, be open with the shopkeepers at a fabric store while you’re buying your materials about how new you are to things, and go from there!


Sewing is something my mom has always done, and something she took the time to show me little by little during my childhood. That being said, I barely remembered any of it by the time I got a sewing machine fro Christmas during college. 🙂 If you can read directions well (think cook book) and your hands are steady, it’s pretty easy to pick up!


I would suggest leaving pinterest for future projects and starting with some simple to follow patterns, though! 🙂

Post # 16
3518 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

One thing I like to do is plan little outings for us… I’m shooting for at least one a month.  So far we’ve: found a new beach that we like, gone hiking at Great Falls, seen a ballet, gone to a comedy club… after the honeymoon, we were very house-bound, getting back into the swing of things.  A month goes by between outings before you know it!


We’re also both working on improving the house room by room.

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