The post-wedding blues are an unfortunate reality for brides and grooms who recently tied the knot in paradise. And we don’t blame you – getting ‘back-to-the-grind’ can be pretty mundane. But there’s no need to wallow! Keep busy by tackling these post-nuptial essentials.
1. Fist and foremost – REST!
It won’t be surprising to us if you say you’re exhausted after returning home from your wedding away. Trust us, jet lag is a thing! Although you likely spent the last days of your trip relaxing on the beach, you may still feel drained upon returning home. Feel free to take a day or two to simply hang out with your new husband or wife on the couch. You’ll find that the memories you make while recharging together are nearly as precious as those made during your destination wedding celebration.
2. Write Your Thank-You Notes
Easily the most dreaded post-wedding activity, the thank you process is essential. Do not put it off for more than a week following your return; the longer you go without writing thank you’s, the more difficult it will be to get motivated. Treat yourself to wine or chocolates as you tackle the task and use them as an opportunity to recall fond memories of celebrating your big day with those you love most. And don’t neglect those who made your wedding possible. Notes for wedding planners, photographers, vendors, and other professionals are just as important as those you write for friends and family members.
3. Gather and Organize Your Photos
Between beach-based selfies tagged on social media and professional wedding portraits, you’re likely drowning in a vast collection of photos throughout several platforms. Now is the time to compile these memories and show them off. Feel free to post a few on Facebook or Instagram. Display the rest in your home with a few new frames or a weddingthemed scrapbooking album. No matter how you decide to show off your photos, you’ll enjoy reliving the amazing memories you made while getting hitched to your best friend.
4. Start Planning Your First Anniversary Trip
If you already can’t wait to jet off to paradise again, don’t despair. You and your spouse have numerous opportunities for excitement in the future. If, when you began planning your destination wedding or honeymoon, you struggled to choose between a handful of locations, now is the time to begin planning an anniversary trip to satisfy your wanderlust craving. If you can’t let go of how perfect your wedding resort was, check out if they have any deals on return stays for your anniversary, chances are they do!
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