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How to beat the post wedding blues

Just as a large number of mothers feel postnatal depression so too do a number of brides feel the post-wedding blues.

You are no longer spending every spare moment ironing out details, calling suppliers, visiting bridal party members, shopping for items, and making sure you have ticked everything off your to-do list in a timely fashion.

Instead, you have all of this free time on your hands. And while you are happily married, sometimes too much free time can make the mind wander to places it wouldn’t ordinarily go.

It is completely normal to pine for the loss of pre-wedding excitement – you are most definitely not alone – but there are a number of ways you can combat the post-wedding blues and climb out of the slump to embrace this new phase of your life.

Take some time

If you haven’t already set off on your honeymoon, plan to have a few days after your wedding to spend with friends and family before you go.

An immediate change from a room full of people in full celebration mode to isolation with just you and your new spouse can be a little too abrupt.

Similarly, when you return from your honeymoon, take a few extra days to spend together and continue to revel in newlywed bliss before you go back to work and fall back into the same old routine.

Find something else to plan ahead for

The thrill of anticipation of a wedding and the accomplishment that follows once you’ve had the best day of your life is hard to replicate, but having something else to look forward to can help to ease the post-wedding blues.

Think of some of the things you might have wanted to do while wedding planning but didn’t have the time and organise to do them after the wedding instead. It could be something like taking your new spouse out to a new restaurant or enjoying a weekend away with friends.

Connect with your guests

Whether you had a wishing well, gift registry, or left it up to luck what your guests gifted to you, you will have some thank you cards to write.

Take extra time and care with this and write some handwritten notes that share some special memories you have of that person or people from your wedding day.

Reliving these funny and heart-warming moments will help you to feel good about the connections you have with the people who attended your wedding, who are still in your life no matter what.

Time to tidy up

When you feel mentally ready to do so, start to clean up all of the wedding paraphernalia in your house. Pass on or recycle those wedding magazines and archive your planning notes to keep as a memento for years down the track.

This is a big step, but when you are ready you can look at what you’d like to do with your gown. It might be to have it dry cleaned and preserved for you to keep, or list it for sale so another bride-to-be can enjoy it.

Taking care of these activities might seem painful, but will be paramount to your healing process and help you to work through your feelings about the wedding day being over.

Join a social or sporting group

You have created a big group for yourself when planning your wedding – your bridal party, family, guests, and a team of suppliers. Now that the wedding is over, it seems like they have all moved on.

To regain that special sense of belonging, you can seek out a new club to join. It could be a social meet-up group, a book club, a cooking workshop, or sporting club, even an online group of newly married women who will be going through the same transitional phase as you are.

Focus on your marriage

Remember the whole picture of your wedding. It wasn’t just the outfits, the flowers, the atmosphere, and the location – it was all about the man or woman that you married.

They are the center of your universe now and you need to keep that in perspective. Channel some of your time and energy into planning your future life together, whether that be settling down or jet-setting to tick of bucket list items.

Brisbane wedding venues you need to see

Customs House

With magnificent architecture and a view of the Brisbane river, Customs House offers a wedding venue you and your guests are unlikely to ever forget! With their expertise, impeccable cuisine, high-quality service, and great attention to detail, the event coordinators at Customs House will ensure you receive everything you envisioned for your day.

Glengariff Historic Estate

Dating back to 1876, Glengariff Historic Estate proudly hosts over 150 weddings per year – and yours could be next! With endless wedding photography opportunities, this venue features garden rooms, vineyards, a lake, a jetty, a waterfall, a rustic barn, and classical stone arbours. Check out their gallery and read why so many couples are in love with Glengariff Historic Estate!

Cloudland

With several exclusively designed ceremony and reception locations to choose from, Cloudland offers something truly special for your wedding. Featuring a lush indoor garden, a waterfall, glistening chandeliers, hanging love seats, and an industrial stair case, Cloudland is something that usually only exists in your wildest daydreams! Check out their gallery and reviews today!

Villa Botanica

Set on the edge of the Coral Sea in the Whitsundays, Villa Botanica offers a truly unique experience for your wedding. With its gorgeous tropical gardens and architecture, this five acre estate boasts breathtaking views overlooking the sea. And, with a sparkling marble ballroom for your reception, you can expect great things fromVilla Botanica.

Factory 51

With its outstanding character and visual appeal, Factory 51 is perfect for the quintessential rustic or industrial wedding. Featuring red brick walls, steel beams, a dazzling chandelier, polished concrete floors, and a private terrace, Factory 51 is something worth having a good hard look at!

Your wedding videography questions answered!

Did you know Easy Weddings has an expert advice section entirely dedicated to getting your questions answered by those who know best? Here’s just a taste of the many questions being asked daily by real brides and grooms across Australia. Here are your wedding videography questions answered by real industry experts!

Q: I want to post my wedding video online but Facebook doesn’t let me due to the music copyright

“It is part of videographer’s contract that says they’ll be using music that isn’t rightfully theirs? I want to post my video for family and friends to see, and my video is basically useless if I can’t!”

A: by Whitedress Productions

“This is a great question and such an important issue to raise when looking for a professional videographer. As professional video makers, we at Whitedress Productions only use licensed music to produce our wedding highlight films. This way we and our couples can upload wedding highlight films onto any online platform for viewing and sharing. We also always encourage a pre-wedding consultation with our couples and explain how important music licensing is and how it applies to wedding films.”

Q: Why should I get a videographer if I’m already having a photographer?

“I’m on the fence about videography and need that extra push. Can you tell me why I should have both a photographer and a videographer at my wedding?”

A: Professional Photos & Video by EyeDropper Designs

“I think photography and video are both equally as important. Photography can capture your memories – whether they are posed or candid in nature. Your photographer will be able to capture your emotion and excitement at a split-second in time. You’ll be able to put your photos on the wall, in an album, and post online.

Video is amazing on a whole different level. It allows you to actually relive what happened on your day. Your guests will have to opportunity to leave special words for you, you can capture the magic in everyone’s eyes, or the tear that trickles down mum’s cheek as she helps you into your dress. Photography, of course, can capture this too, but it’s a frozen memory. Video will allow you to watch the moment take place and bring you back to that emotion.

And, videography is great for bloopers! Capturing the groom and groomsmen mucking around during their preparations can be a great laugh for the bride who otherwise wouldn’t be able to see what the guys go up to that day, and vice versa!”