I loved our wedding.

Sure, the past 3 weeks included running around whenever I wasn’t at work , last minute meetings with vendors and having a few complete bridal meltdowns (I was told these are normal and I’m sticking to that), but I loved our wedding. It was everything I hoped it would be. It was 4 days of spending time with family and friends, getting beautified, and being with my husband. But now everything has been cleaned up and the vendors paid, the shellac is starting to peel off my nails and there’s a slight feeling of withdrawal.

It’s kind of a bummer.

It’s that same feeling after going on a trip you’ve been planning for a long time. You want to hold on to that Euphoria and not really deal with things like dishes and laundry. I’ve done a fair bit of reading about “Wedding Withdrawal”, and I was pretty shocked about how common it is. After 11 months of planning, it’s like your brain suddenly has room to think about something else, so you end up feeling a little lost. Here’s what I’ve done to try and get over my Wedding Withdrawal:

  1. Spending time with my new husband, family and friends. This seems to be working well. Especially since there’s so much going on! Like friends having babies and such.
  2. Watching lots of Community. It’s funny.
  3. Looking at the pictures that have appeared on Facebook. I look at these a lot. And smile. A lot. It makes me really happy.

But with all this withdrawal, there’s also a new feeling: That of being a new wife. I love my new husband so much, and it makes me absolutely giddy when he says things like: “Wife! Wife! Our show starts in 5 minutes!” Do I feel different? Yes. I don’t know why, but I do. And it’s awesome.