After the Wedding Day, you’ve waved goodbye to all of your guests, returned home, put on the kettle and snuggled up together on the sofa to only be confronted with… the Post-Wedding Blues!
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Authors Bio: Vivienne May Weddings was founded and created by Kerrie May. With over 8 years of experience in the luxury wedding & event industry, Kerrie has worked at some of the UK’s most iconic venues alongside a selection of renowned industry professionals and worked with a selection of high-net worth couples.
Kerrie is a UK Wedding Planner and has a distinctive reputation amongst her fellow luxury wedding professionals. Her wealth of experience, industry knowledge and unrivalled passion for bringing her clients vision to life is what drives her to plan impeccably designed, style-led and perfectly co-ordinated weddings, with romance at it’s heart.
Hopefully you’ve been able to get away on Honeymoon or a Minimoon but either way, once back at home you can start to feel a bit down. So here’s a few ways to banish those Post-Wedding Blues…
Plan a Private-Screening of your Photographs - When your photographs and/or Wedding video arrives this is a great time to organise a family/friends get-together – grab a few bottles of Prosecco (or Champagne!) and some nibbles and have a private screening of the photographs/video for you all to enjoy and reflect on the day. It’s a lovely way of reliving the moments and there may even be parts of the day you didn’t see!
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Celebrate the small milestones - Once a month on your anniversary have a ‘Date Night’ to reminisce on the day and talk about your favourite parts. If you had a hotel wedding or chose a venue with on-site accommodation, why not book a stay on your first anniversary? Don’t forget to mention that you got married there and they may even offer you a complimentary upgrade or bottle of champagne!
Plan a new adventure - You’ve now got more time on your hands so why not plan a DIY/garden project, a holiday or even a 1st Anniversary party – the possibilities are endless!
Do ‘Couple’ things - You can now go to dance classes, couples yoga and couples games nights with your other ‘Couple Friends’ (if you weren’t already!) It’s a great way to meet new couples and spend time doing something a bit different that usual. If your both a fan of cooking, why not cook a meal together or maybe even create a ‘First Year of Marriage Bucket List’ with activities that you would both like to do together.
Plan another Wedding or Event – okay, so hopefully not your own wedding (unless your thinking of renewing your vows) but maybe you have a friend or family member who’s just got engaged and need a helping hand and some words of advice. Or if you have someone celebrating a special birthday or anniversary, there’s always planning to be done!
And finally, don’t forget the things you used to do before you got married – having Girls Nights Out or watching the Rugby with your friends – it’s important to enjoy the separate interests that you both have as well as your mutual interests.
Bonus Tip: Don't forget the Post-Wedding Admin that comes after your wedding day, read my checklist here to get ahead.