The more I think about it, the more I dislike the phrase, ‘back to reality’. I’m hearing it a fair bit recently though, from myself and others.
I went back to work today, after 3.7 weeks off. Reality is not so bad. I was actually kind of looking forward to it this morning, and I’m especially looking forward to getting back into my normal routine. Still, it’s a bit sad now that all the festivities are over. I’ve wondered if I’ll feel that post-wedding ‘what do I do with all my time now?’ sadness. I’ve got a lot to look forward to though, the coming weekends are almost always busy, so I don’t think I will!
Things I’m looking forward to in the near future…
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows tonight
- One of my bridesmaid’s engagement party this weekend
- A friend’s wedding in December
- Muse concert in December
- Christmas! I’m going to put up our tree next weekend
- Receiving our wedding photos and choosing an album!
I also have to sort out my dress. When I bought it I thought I’d probably sell it after. I’ve changed my mind. I’m going to keep it. It’s dirty though, from walking through the vineyards and dirt, so I need to get it cleaned. I’ve received a couple of quotes from bridal gown cleaners, and it’s expensive. I thought all my payments were over! Quotes have ranged from $295 to $450. Isn’t that excessive? It’s not beaded, there is no lace, it has minimal structure… I’ll see what a regular dry cleaner quotes. I don’t want to risk it getting ruined by a cheaper place, but I don’t want to leave it dirty.
What did you do with your gown? Did you have it professionally cleaned? And did you experience a post-wedding low?
(And in other news, Prince William & Kate Middleton’s engagement! Aw. I think it’s lovely he gave her Diana’s ring. Already I’ve gone from getting comments of ‘your ring is similar to Princess Diana’s!’ to ‘your ring is similar to Kate’s!’ 😉 )