Does wedding envy exist?
Most of us would have heard of post natal depression but have you ever come across somebody suffering with post wedding depression? It sounds pathetic. I know it does, but I can’t help thinking it exists and I happen to believe I experienced (sometimes still experiencing) it.
I married 8 months ago after a 26 month engagement and there are days where I feel really low and sad that the wedding day is over. Of course I’m very happy to be a wife and I love married life but the thought of the ‘big day’ being over and done with forever is hard to accept. I spent 25 years waiting for my big day, 26 months of daily planning and now there appears to be a big empty space.
This is how Penny’s Wedding came about as I’m so keen and interested in weddings plus I needed a valid reason to explain to my husband why my monthly wedding magazine subscription is still ongoing! I wonder if I put too much emphasis on the wedding day rather than planning the wedding for a lifelong marriage.
Surely I’m not alone with this bizarre feeling? I get to the point whereby I start planning my wedding again, only in my mind, but I’m thinking of new ideas, colour schemes and sometimes even what dress I would have. Am I being selfish? No, I don’t think I am. Why should we only get married to the same person once? I think it should be a legal requirement to marry your husband every year on your anniversary. Think of all the benefits – new dresses, new venues, new cakes plus we’d never suffer with post wedding depression again!
Penelope x x