So often do we hear from the groom (and the bride) before the wedding how they just can’t wait for everything to be over. Sure they’re excited about the ceremony and hello…the reception….but about a week before the big day they are just ready for it all to come together and be done. I think most of our groom’s would rather have their teeth pulled than make one more trip to Michael’s (just ask my husband!)! But despite all the pre-wedding work it’s still hard to avoid the post wedding blues. We found this great article in Philadelphia Wedding on how to break out of the rut and get your groove back. Below are my favorite tips from Melissa Paul, a Philadelphia planner, and local Philly psychologist Cindy Baum-Baicker.
The number one reason women fall into despair after a wedding, says Paul, is that they suddenly fall out of touch with all the wedding-team players—parents, family and friends. “Don’t just disappear,” she says. “Get back in touch with everyone, say thank-you, and share your honeymoon experience.”
Schedule things to look forward to in the time after your wedding, like dinner parties where you can use all that registry loot, or even a mini-trip six months into the first year. “it doesn’t have to be an exotic vacation,” says Baum-Baicker. “it can be an inn in Bucks County, or New York for the weekend. just have something to look forward to.”
To stay in touch with your wedding-free real life, “couple time” is the name of the game, even during the height of wedding planning. Paul suggests taking one day a week where “wedding” is a four- letter word. Watch TV, go to the movies, pack a picnic, do anything but talk wedding. Cue your parents in, too, so they don’t call with pesky planning questions.