Reasons to be Happy the Wedding is Over Instead of Getting Post Wedding Blues
I’ve noticed an article trend in the dozens of wedding magazines I’ve accumulated over the past year of wedding planning – the articles all center on the fact that brides apparently are going into deep depression after the wedding is over. The articles offer tips on how to deal with post-wedding depression for brides who are having a hard time dealing with the fact that planning their big day is over.
All I can figure is that any bride who gets seriously depressed their wedding planning is over either don’t have jobs or have a full-on wedding planner fulfilling their every idea. Because as I’ve discovered, fulfilling your own wedding ideas is time-consuming and exhausting.
My wedding is next month and I assure you, I will not be depressed in the slightest when it’s over. I can’t wait to spend my lunches writing again, like I used to, instead of wandering the aisles of Michaels trying to figure out how to put together the perfect beachy-wine centerpiece (hint to future brides, those things do not go together very cohesively).
Apparently, according to these articles, some brides feel they have nothing to do or look forward to once the wedding is over. Nothing to do? Really?
Plan a trip, plan your life. Go make love to your new husband. It can’t be that hard to find something to fill the time. Heck, I’m going to enjoy just being able to watch the Bachelorette again while not putting together wedding programs or adorning flower girl baskets. I’m going to sit there and drink my wine (can’t watch the Bachelorette without wine) and relish in the fact that I have the time to completely waste two hours of my life watching nonsense reality TV.
And before you start accusing me I’m just one of those laidback brides that just don’t care – I assure you I’m not. I had tons of fun reading wedding magazines (and the subsequent depression articles), picking the perfect colors, finding fabulous accessories to go with my dress (OMG, I loooove my dress), and many other little projects I’ve gotten to do as a result of the wedding.
Considering I’m the type of person who had a panic attack after purchasing my first car because – oh, horrors – that monthly payment could be a plane ticket, I’m actually doing pretty well with the fact that we are spending a small fortune to celebrate our marriage, which could fund a RTW trip. (Oh, goodness, now I’m thinking about that again. Deep breath…the wedding’s worth it…). Despite the cost and the stress, I know I’m going to be so happy we decided to throw a big party to celebrate with our wonderful friends and family.
But depressed once the wedding is over? Nope, I’m going to be elated to be starting this new chapter with my perfect match – and that I get to now start putting any extra money toward a trip, not toward flowers and linens.
Post travel blues , however…now that’s something I can relate to.