Not technically a bridal request, but more of a question for someone who's already gotten married; Is it normal to feel depressed after the wedding and honeymoon is all over? Like, the excitement for getting ready for it and the quiet nice alone time with your new husband while you're away, and then coming back and realizing you're going to be going back into the same old routine. Is it normal?
Amanda L Kaiser - It's totally normal. I'm a big believer in date nights & random road trips. Things that keep it fun & exciting. I had a destination wedding in Vegas so coming back to "normal" life was difficult. Just always remember what brought you & your husband together and continue to build on that. It will get better. ?
Crystal Carnahan - Me and my hubby experienced that. We took one day off after our wedding to go do something fun together. But the next day we went back to work. It was really depressing. We will be married two years next month and haven't had our honeymoon yet. Our first vacation together is in November and it is a family trip for my grandpa's birthday.
Alexa Martinek - The day after we came back from our Honeymoon, we had to pack all my stuff into a moving container and drive across the US to where my husband was living at the time! I definitely felt overwhelmed and depressed after that, as it was kind of even worse than just coming back to "everyday life". I think it's perfectly normal to come down from a "high" of relaxation and excitement like that, and you just need to plan some fun date nights (in, or out!) to compensate.
Jennifer Kathleen - Definitely normal! I still say I miss being engaged, it was the best 15 months of my life! (But I also enjoyed all the planning!!) plus, we honeymooned in my #1 dream destination, so how do you top that?? We try to go away (note-even if it's just an overnight trip!) on both our engagement and wedding anniversaries. Little overnight or weekend trips. Date nights. And we revisit places we enjoyed while engaged to relive some memories. It's been 2 years now, and it's not depression now, we just miss the time, and reminisce often. Pull out pictures or video. Make an album. Do fun crafts with old swatches or leftover invitations or their wedding items when you get nostalgic or sad. Vacation blues are real too! It's a thing! Find something you love that's not crazy expensive and plan to do it once a year! It gets better and then you have the rest of your life to grow together!! New exciting things will come!
Cathi Balcerzak - Totally normal... all the planning then the big day and then the honeymoon then it's just over... and you don't know what to do with yourself cause your not planning anything or doing projects for the wedding and you go back to normal everyday life.... takes a bit of time to adjust back to not having to run a mile a minute but it will start to feel normal again soon... hang in there.
Darlene Piercey - Yes! All the excitement is over and it's not all about you anymore life goes back to life! But it is what you make it and we continue to remind each other everyday how much love we have for each other and often plan things to look forward to!
Brookelynn Dowell - Definitely! My husband and I always reminisce one our wedding day and honeymoon, as it was the best time of our lives. I haven't been depressed, but I definitely miss it . Just think of what the future holds for both of you as a married couple.
Alison McEvoy - Definitely. Just had my wedding Saturday and all the family is gone back and everyone including ourselves have to go back to normal life. Realizing it was a once in a lifetime experience and knowing it will probably be the last time ALL our family is together is sad.
Lindsay Fontaine - In my experience feeling that way just meant that I was not living the life that I wanted. It took some time and some connections with other people who had successfully changed their life to get on track and feel more excited about where we are going now. It's easy to feel depressed when you are doing something exciting and you're so full of hope and just go back to a life that doesn't quite live up to what you are capable of.