You’ve Survived The Wedding. What’s Next?

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Weddings are an exciting time, aren’t they? You’ve been proposed to with the most beautiful ring, you’ve announced your wedding date and you’ve spent the best part of a year planning your wedding down to every last detail.

The day has arrived and it’s every bit as joyful and magical as you’d always imagined. There wasn’t a hitch and you spent the entire day basking in the glow of all the admirers you’ve had. The compliments on the food and the entertainment made every bit of the day worth it for you, and now it’s all over and the honeymoon has begun.


Wedding photo backdrops set for pictures
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Once you’re home and normal life post-wedding has resumed, what next? The wedding rings you bought from are still sparkling on your finger and your new life in wedded bliss has just begun. The thing is, once the shine of being a bride wears off, it’s very easy to feel like that’s the excitement all gone. Well, the excitement of being a bride may be wearing off, but the newest shine of being a wife is something to enjoy. Marriage is something completely different to a wedding, and embarking on the path to marital bliss is not always a smooth one.


Marriage isn’t easy. You are legally and financially bound to another human being, and when you live together 24/7 it can be – well – boring! Seeing the same person day in and day out can get tedious. There are days you’ll wonder why you went through the wedding and there are days you can’t stand to look at each other.

The thing to remember is that you cannot get to the next happy photograph without a little rocky patch in the way. The bad patches that you hit in marriage do not have to be insurmountable, and it says a lot about who you are as a couple how you come through them. Holding hands and stepping through the difficult times together is the key for happiness. The last thing you need to do is turn on each other and blame each other for this and that; facing problems head on and together, even if the problem is with your spouse, is how you move from one happy moment to the next.


life after the wedding
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A wedding full of glitter and magic and sparkles is a wonderful day. But it’s a day. It’s one day in the grand scheme of your life that, yes, should be celebrated, but it shouldn’t be relied on for your future. Your future is the bit that comes after the glitter and the confetti. It comes after the honeymoon and it comes with the boredom of a work schedule, commute and the interruption of children.

Children will change your marriage beyond anything else and you have to know that changing together is a good thing. You will not always be married to the person that you said, ‘I do’ to, and that’s okay. Because you will have grown together, changed together and be looking to the future together. And that is what marriage is.



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