How to Cure the Post-Wedding Blues

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The blissful wedding day came and went, you can no longer answer to the title Bride, and now you’re down in the dumps. Fear not, wifey. We have the best ideas for how to cure the post-wedding blues.

Become a Supreme Hostess

After the wedding, planning any other small event may feel like a piece of cake. Put your Pinterest boards, registry gifts, and entertaining skills to use by hosting gatherings at your home. Take advantage of smaller “holidays” such as awards season and the Super Bowl or invite friends over for a just-because dinner party. Great food, a beautifully set table, and a group of your besties will be the perfect cure for the post-wedding void. Always keep a hostess basket in your pantry for impromptu occasions.

Photo:  Sawyer Baird

Organize Your House & Home

Post-wedding, registry gifts are everywhere and it’s time to clean house. Invest in the art of organization (hello, Marie Kondo!) and home-making by sorting through your items, putting away new ones, and donating or selling the rest. This clean slate can lead to inspiration for decorating or renovating your home. Tackle projects one at a time and make a little home budget for yourself so you don’t go overboard. And if you haven’t settled in to your dream home yet, house-hunting can surely occupy your time.

Photo:  Sawyer Baird

Plan a Trip

Sure, you just went on your honeymoon, but that doesn’t mean you need to quash those wanderlust urges. Pick a place and go! Use some off time with your new spouse to embark on adventures by exploring the many places on your travel bucket list. These minimoon destinations can totally double as romantic getaway spot or anniversary locale.

Help a Friend Plan their Wedding

You’ve just been through the process so you can show them the ropes. It’s a great way to direct your design urges, flex your planning muscles, and get involved with another creative and sentimental project, while ultimately remaining stress-free. It’s not your budget or wedding party drama, after all.

Get your Wedding Published

Talk to your photographer and wedding planner about getting your wedding in print or on a beloved wedding blog. Many publications do an amazing job of telling love stories through interviews with the couple and sharing a selection of wedding photos. Our clients always love to see their name in lights, so to speak.

Do Something with All Those Wedding Photos

Frame photos to add some personal touches to your house, order prints or albums through websites like Artifact Uprising, and don’t forget to snail mail some pictures to older relatives.

How did you cure those post-wedding blues?

Photo:  Sawyer Baird