Swerve the bridal blues by giving yourself 'something new' to focus on after the big day
Fact: getting married is one of the biggest events of your life. The emotion, anticipation and excitement that go into planning and executing your dream wedding - from research and budget-management to negotiation and delegation. It's a big deal - but what happens next?
Yes, life goes on (obviously) but it's not surprising that many brides can feel a little, well, flat after they've swapped their vows. Yes, they've just married the love of their life, and are about to embark on a life of wedded bliss - but after that incredible build-up, it's all too normal to have a '...what now?' feeling afterwards.
To tackle the bridal blues head on, you need to give yourself something else to focus on, whether big or little, important or insignificant. But regardless - something you can sink your teeth into and give your attention to.
Not sure how you to tackle the possible threat of the bridal blues? Read our tips below...
Avoid booking your honeymoon for straight-after the wedding
If you delay heading off on honeymoon for a few weeks or even a couple of months after your wedding day, you'll prolong the excitement and 'just married' buzz for even longer.
Give yourself something else to look forward to
Plan something exciting for later in the year - and no, it doesn't have to have a hefty price tag! Whether it's little-and-often (e.g. arranging meet-ups with your bridesmaids or the guests who you didn't get to spend a huge amount of time with) or something bigger (such as a trip), fill your diary with dates you can't wait for.
Chat to your husband about how you feel
Open up! If you're feeling a little glum post-wedding, express yourself rather than bottling things up. Communication is key and you never know - he may be feeling the same way, too.
Set yourself a new project or goal to work towards
From renovating your house to learning a language, setting yourself an achievable goal - no matter how big or small - will give you something to focus on.
Don't let the newlywed novelty wear off!
Revel in the fact you and your partner are married and don't lose sight of why, exactly, you married each other. Whilst the party was a nice side-product, the reality is you wed for your love and adoration of each other - so don't forget it!