The adrenaline high of the wedding is over, and the honeymoon you planned for a year was amazing, but that has also come and gone! To combat the possible post-wedding blues, try some of these tips!
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Plan Something Well in Advance
Part of happiness is just the anticipation and the build up to joy! So once all the excitement of the wedding has calmed down, plan a new adventure! It can be something low-key, and just for the two of you, like a weekend road trip or a concert, or it could be a big family vacation! But make it something a few months down the road so you have time to look forward to it.
Establish a Routine
I take such pleasure from establishing a set routine that I get to enjoy doing every week, for me it’s relaxing in a cafe, and your new life as a married couple should be no different! Find something fun you both love to do and do it at the same time, all the time! It’s nice to find a shared activity you both look forward to, like visiting your parents every Sunday or meeting for lunch every Wednesday! Not only does it make you slow down and appreciate the little moments, it makes your new life feel that much more real.
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De-Clutter Your Life
Honestly, nothing feels better than getting rid of old things you don’t need and don’t use anymore. I know it can be stressful, but ‘out with the old, in with the new’, right? Go through your closet and purge anything you do not completely love or feel represents your best self. What you’re left with is all that you need, trust me! Try to get your partner in on it like a joint project to kick off your newest chapter together!
As a couple, it can be tricky to decide what activities happen on the weekend. One person can sometimes overrule the other, even if it doesn’t happen purposefully. To keep things balanced, each of you could write a list of things you want to do and accomplish over the weekend and have it done by Friday night. This way, it clearly depicts what’s getting done from both sides and makes weekends that much more relaxing.
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Try Something New
I know I told you to establish a fun routine, but adding in something fresh and exciting each week will keep a little bit of that honeymoon magic alive! Try new recipes, new restaurants, new neighborhoods to explore on the weekends- just try to avoid the mundane. You have plenty of time to turn into an old married couple, spend this time injecting some excitement into your day-to-day!
Style Me Pretty Contributor – Goli Parvinian is a bridal enthusiast and masters student living in Melbourne, Australia. Over the past few years, she has worked for bridal brands in her hometown of Chicago, New Zealand and New York City. You can typically find her in a cafe, face-timing her nieces or out on a long run.