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The ‘honeymoan’ pe­riod is when, after the nup­tials, the bride ex­pe­ri­ences an in­ex­pli­ca­ble low be­cause her ‘big day’ is over. It’s a trav­esty that the honeymoan is ubiq­ui­tous enough to be­come a recog­nised so­cial phe­nom­e­non.

It’s char­ac­terised by a lot of com­plain­ing about all the time the bride has on her hands now that she isn’t sin­gle-hand­edly di­rect­ing the one-woman, mul­ti­me­dia ex­trav­a­ganza, The Wed­ding — it’s never just ‘a wed­ding’ is it? “I just don’t know what I did with my time be­fore The Wed­ding, my life just feels so empty,” moans The Bride, ap­par­ently obliv­i­ous to the im­pli­ca­tions her words have for the peo­ple who have yet to star in their own wed­dings.

Are our lives empty? Cue hard eye-rolls. Re­cent new­ly­wed Amanda Byram, left, mer­ci­fully chose not to en­gage with the honeymoan, opt­ing in­stead for the “Look how good my arse looks” del­uge of In­sta­gram hon­ey­moon shots. And we love her for it.

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