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Post Wedding Blues? How to Keep the Joy Going!

January 22, 2024

Is the wedding over??? Are you kinda sad? Experiencing a post-wedding letdown is a common feeling for many families but especially for the mothers of the bride and groom. After all, they’ve been planning all the wonderful details for probably at least a year now and have just seen all those ideas in real-time. Now YOU need a little TLC, right? We can help you get “back to normal” while still holding on to the wonderful memories you just helped make. 

Wedding reception outside in the backyard. Bride and groom with a family standing around the table. Aerial view.

Here are some suggestions to help you face this transition:

  1. Acknowledge your emotions: It is normal to feel a mix of emotions after the wedding, including sadness, emptiness, or a sense of loss. Recognize and accept these feelings as a part of the natural transition.

  2. Focus on self-care: Use this time to prioritize self-care and pursue activities that bring you joy and fulfillment. Engage in hobbies, exercise, or spend quality time with friends and loved ones.

  3. Connect with other mothers: Seek support from other mothers who have gone through a similar experience. They can offer guidance, empathy, and help with adjusting to this new phase of life.

  4. Maintain open communication: Maintain open lines of communication with your child and their partner. Stay involved in their lives while respecting their new journey as a married couple. Regularly check in, but also give them space to discover their new roles and responsibilities.

  5. Explore personal interests: Use this newfound free time to explore personal interests or start new hobbies. Pursuing your own passions can help in filling the void created by the wedding and give you a sense of purpose.

  6. Reflect on achievements: Take some time to reflect on your accomplishments as a mother and celebrate the successful marriage of your child. Remind yourself that you have played an important role in their life and supported them in reaching this milestone.

We think it’s natural to feel a range of emotions during this transitional period. Give yourself time and be patient as you adjust to the changes.Taking a long-awaited trip can be a fantastic way to relax and rejuvenate after the wedding festivities. Use this opportunity to explore a destination you’ve always wanted to visit or indulge in a favorite place that holds significance for you. Whether it’s a tropical paradise, a bustling city, or a serene countryside, this trip can be a well-deserved treat for yourself.

While on your trip, take the time to savor and enjoy the wedding photos and/or video. These captured moments will allow you to relive the joy and excitement of the special day. Whether you’re flipping through a wedding album or watching the video, it’s a chance to reminisce and appreciate the love and happiness that filled the air.

Additionally, visiting the newlyweds can be a heartwarming experience. Whether they live nearby or in a different city, plan a trip to spend time with them in their new home or invite them to join you on a mini-vacation. This visit allows you to continue celebrating their marriage and create new memories together.

While visiting, be sensitive to their need for space and privacy as they adjust to their newfound married life. Communicate with them to find a time that works for both parties and plan activities that they would enjoy. This can be a chance to bond, strengthen your relationship, and show your support for their union.

Remember that during this exciting time, it’s crucial to balance your involvement with respecting their independence. By communicating openly and maintaining a healthy level of engagement, you can create beautiful post-wedding experiences that strengthen your connection with the newlyweds.

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