Oh yes there have been and still are times when I get a little down, even almost 4 months out. It usually occurs when one or more of the following happen:
-When a friend announces their engagement...I can't help but feel a bit envious of all the excitement they have ahead of them.
-I see some other amazing wedding photos be it in a magazine or on a blog...I continue to see such cool ideas that I wish I had had the time, money or creativity to incorporate into my own wedding.
-When another month passes and I get further away from being a "newlywed". I like being a "shiny new wife", as Kristian likes to call me. And even though I complain about people constantly asking me how married life is, it's nice that people are interested. I know it won't last forever.
But then I breathe a sigh of relief and relish the fact that wedding planning is over when I think about all the not so fun parts of it such as:
-The constant stress and anxiety of planning and paying for a wedding.
-Managing family and friends and vendors and making sure that everyone knows what they are doing or where they are going. And having to constantly answer a million questions or make a million different decisions.
-Having to save every penny for the wedding and not be able to do the fun things you want to because of it.
-Spending most of your nights and weekends working on wedding stuff rather than just hanging out and doing fun things with the person you are marrying.
As stressful as it was at times, I did have a lot of fun planning my wedding and going through the whole process of it. However I'm totally happy that it's over and I can just be back to my normal life with some amazing memories to look back on. That doesn't however, mean that I don't still enjoy reading wedding blogs or watching wedding shows (much to Kristian's disappointment) but now I'm ready to look forward to the other big life events like buying a house or having a baby or planning my 10 year vow renewal :-)
I think one of the things that really helped me was being able to recap the wedding on this blog. I was able to share all the photos and relive all the moments again and now I have a wonderful record of it all to keep and look back on.
Have you/will you experience any PWD?