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If you’re new around here, welcome to the blog! To catch you up, three months ago, my husband and I had the wedding of our dreams. Afterward, I felt depressed and opened up about it on my post-wedding blues blog post. Many brides have reached out to me since then, and connecting with women all over has made me realize this is more common than anyone lets on. If you stumbled on this post because you’re going through the wedding blues yourself, you are not alone! Read along for some tips to start feeling better right away.
Update: 3 months later, I’ve finally shaken off the wedding blues and back to my old self again. That doesn’t mean I don’t look at our wedding photos a few times a week. That doesn’t mean I don’t wish I could go back and do it all again. I continually plot when I can wear my dress again. Seriously, if someone’s cracked the code on the last one, please share!
Here are a few things that helped me for the brides out there:
- Dive into another project. Find something else you have an interest in and take a class. It can be anything online or in-person that spikes your interest. I took an online course and signed up for another certification. Maybe sign up for some tennis lessons, a kickball team, etc. The wedding was your hobby for months, now its time to get a new hobby.
- Remove or mute the endless social media wedding and bride accounts. I bet they are all covered with wedding images. Am I right? Maybe you’re stronger than me, but seeing all of those at first was too hard. Consider unfollowing or muting some of those accounts until you’re ready.
No matter where you are in your journey, cherish the memories and focus on how amazingly spectacular your wedding was. Sending my love and support to all my recovering brides out there!
Till next time,