So your wedding was a spectacular affair. Your guests had a great time and you were basically floating on Cloud 9 through it all. Now it’s been weeks and you feel like you spent so much time planning for the wedding, that you paid little attention to what happens after. What are those knots you need to tie or those things you need to put in order? How can you appreciate your guests for coming? Why are you feeling sad and wistful?
For a guide on how to handle post-wedding life like a pro, keep reading below!
Things to do after your wedding
Thank you letters
Most of your guests probably had to travel a distance to celebrate with you and those who didn’t, canceled plans to make sure they were present. So appreciate them with a well-written thank you note.
If you had a will before you got married, now is the perfect time to contact your lawyer and rewrite it (that is, if you will be making changes). Make sure you don’t postpone this task unnecessarily as it is very important!
If you will be changing your name, gather the necessary documents, and get it done. The sooner you get this over with, the sooner you can begin your life as a wife.
Merging bank accounts
Did you and your partner decide to get a joint bank account? If so, you can get started on that shortly after your wedding week.
How to overcome post-wedding blues
If shortly after your wedding you experience feelings of sadness, loneliness, wistfulness, and lethargy, you probably have post-wedding blues. Here are some ways to overcome it.
Spend lots of time with your partner
The major reason most people feel lonely or sad after their wedding is because they aren’t getting the same attention from their partner as they did before the wedding day. So even though you both have to get back to work right after your honeymoon, carve out time for your partner.
Post-wedding blues can also be as a result of a misunderstanding or quarrel shortly after your wedding. If you and your partner are yet to reach resolution point after an argument, wave the white flag and settle the quarrel.
Remind yourself that weddings last for a day
Weddings last for a day while marriages last forever. This makes it important that you understand marriages aren’t filled with sparkly champagne flutes or slow dancing to your favorite song. Try to see everything from a more realistic point of view. To get rid of post-wedding blues, find joy in little things like designing your new home, making dinner with your partner, or in the new title of husband/wife.
Few weeks after you consider all of these points and put them into practice, your post-wedding blues will be gone and you will be all set to start life as a husband or wife!