(Closed) What will you do/Do you do now the wedding is over

posted 9 years ago in Married Life
Post # 3
630 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We’re buying DH a new car in the next few weeks, and then we’re turning our attention to our house.  We have some kitchen renovations in mind, plus we’d like to redecorate a few rooms.  We’re also going to be aggressively working on my student loan debt so that we can be debt-free and ready for children in the near future.

Post # 4
599 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

We spent LOTS of money on house things and bought a puppy. We’ve just started saving for a house and can’t wait for summer 🙂 oh, and posting lots of wedding photos on the bee

Post # 5
8426 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

We’ve been fixing up the house a bit, decorating, buying some stuff we’ve been putting off, etc. Looking forward to the holidays too!

Post # 6
659 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’m worried about this too! I’m thinking I might go take a class or two just for fun.

Post # 7
1116 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I have school, work, and mostly just really enjoying myself.  I am VERY glad the wedding is over and very glad I never have to plan one ever again. 

Post # 8
3537 posts
Sugar bee

We have a dog that consumes a lot if time. We also travel a lot and go to sporting events.. So we are just enjoying that. Hopefully we will get serious in the next 6-9 months about purchasing a home. 

Post # 9
362 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

FH and I have been discussing this very point (he’s worried that when I’m not focused on wedding planning I will realize just how many hours he spends playing Xbox). 

Thankfully my sister got engaged a few months ago and does not have the wedding planning gene, so I will move into planning her wedding, along with organizing our house (moving FH’s son into the second bedroom and taking over the third bedroom as my home office/craft room), and I’m going back to school. 

So lots of things to consume my time — and allow FH to continue with his Xbox addiction!

Post # 10
3951 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Right now, I’m finishing up thank you cards and figuring out where to put our gifts, but after that, I’m hoping to update my website and start searching for a new job. That should keep me busy!

Plus, I love having time to read new books again.

Post # 11
2430 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

I got on with my life! I was so relieved when my wedding wasn’t constantly in my forethought anymore.  Not to say I didn’t enjoy planning it, but I am also very happy it’s in the past. Everything went beautifully and I loved getting to go through the photos and am just now finishing up my thank-you cards (just waiting on the wallet size pro-pic I’m putting into the VIP’s thank you cards, i.e. grandma’s, parents, etc.).

DH & I have spent our time since the honeymoon solidifying our long term goals for the next few years (now that we’d reached the next milestone it was time to reevaluate). 

We’ve also been working on a masssive “fall cleaning” to get rid of a lot of our old junk that’s been left over from college, and finally clearing out the last of the packing boxes from when we bought and moved into our house (we literally had some boxes in the garage that were packed in 12/2010 and have been moved twice without ever unpacking– I think it’s safe to say that stuff is getting donated!!!)

Individually, DH has taken on the project of rewiring all of the electrical stuff on his boat.  I’ve been spending time promoting my new business, as well as getting back into my fitness routine and updating my personal goals there as well. 

Just life really. 

Post # 12
5191 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

We finally bought a house and now have lots of landscaping and renovation projects to tackle that should keep us busy for the next 5-10 years.  We love our home, so it’s a perfect project for us. We also got a dog, so we’ve been spending lots of time bonding with and training our quadraped. And I’m helping friends plan their wedding. Fun! 🙂

Post # 13
7529 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

We literally just got back from our honeymoon yesterday and are back at work this morning.  Back to reality!

I’m not sure what I’ll do with my time now that the wedding planning is over.  Well, writing all the thank you notes will be the first thing, need to get to that.

We’re planning to attend a Halloween party we’ve been invited to and have a beach trip in November.  We already have New Year’s Eve / Day plans.  And the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays to look forward to, of course.

I’m sure we’ll have plenty of things to keep busy.  It’ll be nice to be able to spend money on some things not wedding-related, though, lol.

Post # 14
402 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

We have loads of stuff to do, some of it still wedding related – writing thank you cards, ordering prints and photobooks, sending appreciation photos to suppliers.

We are also sorting our house out and starting to use our wedding presents. We’re throwing ourselves back into work – I’m my husband’s date to an event he has organised this weekend which is very exciting, and we have a wedding and a Hallowe’en party to go to this month as well.

Oh, and we’re kind of TTC…

I loved wedding planning and thought I would miss it. Nope. Loved my wedding, happy it’s done, love looking at the pics more than I ever loved planning it!

Post # 15
872 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I was so relieved to reclaim my life.  I hated wedding planning.  It felt like a completely vapid, stressful timesuck.  I had a perfectly great life before it got taken over, and I’m thrilled to have it back.

Post # 16
727 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

To be honest you may go through post wedding blues… I felt so lost that I didn’t have our wedding on my mind 24/7. I felt like this for a few months, we got married October 2011 but 4 months later we found a bigger home and moved. With the packing, moving and cleaning my focus was getting our new place in order. The fun of buying new things and decorating definitely helped me recover from the blues. I also found that continuing to be on WB helped as well. I felt like I recieved so much advise and info from fellow bee’s that I wanted to help them because I just went through the process.

Do you have hobbies? Do you want to volunteer? Do you have a friend that could use your expert wedding planning experience? Is there anything you’ve put off doing due to wedding planning? Get involved with anything that interests you.


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