29 Aug 4 Things You Must Do After the Wedding
The buildup to the big day, whether it’s weeks, months or even a year or longer, can be all-consuming, so after the vows are said and the honeymoon is over, it’s completely normal to feel a little bit at a loss with all the sudden free time.
Of course, it’s certainly a relief to have all that planning stress over and done with, and certainly all the post-wedding tasks, such as preserving the wedding gown, sorting out your gifts and writing thank-you cards, will keep you busy enough for a while. But when that’s all done, you may feel a bit blue. It’s a good idea to come up with a plan to beat those feelings. We’ve come up with a few ideas on how to put all that energy into something else.
1. Pick a “date night”
If it was hard to find time to spend together before the wedding, more than likely that will carry over post-wedding. Before that has a chance to happen and becomes a habit, head it off! Whether it’s dinner at home or on the town, pick a day of the week that is just for the two of you and stick to it.
Did you learn a lot about wedding planning and want to share your knowledge with other couples? Maybe your vendors would like to hear about your planning experience to share with their clients. Starting a blog and offering your insights might be a fun way to decompress. On the other hand, you might now have the time to take a class or learn a new skill. Even better, try something new together.
3. Start a new project
Organize your home with all of your new gifts. Maybe this is the time to repaint a room or even tackle a remodeling project you’ve been putting off until the time was “right.” If you or your spouse moved to the other’s house after the wedding, this is the time take stock of items. Get rid of duplicate things, like appliances and dishes, and work on making two different personal styles blend into one home.
The beginning of your marriage is the perfect time to create a new tradition with your spouse. It could be anything: writing each other love notes for your anniversary, giving each other a special ornament for the holidays or simply having breakfast in bed every Sunday. Anything goes, as long as it’s something that the two of you look forward to that’s just for you.
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