It’s over at last.
The rehearsal dinner seems like years years ago, and your wedding and reception were a thing of beauty, even if not everything went as planned.
And now you’re married, and you’re expected to settle into your new role. It seems like there were more wedding tips for preparing for the ceremony itself than for the rest of your life that follows.
No worries, we have some wedding tips to help you get started in your life together. Focus on being present, communicating and taking care of each other, and your marriage will be off to a good start.
- Find ways to connect and communicate with each other. It’s easy to become swept away in a sea of social media and other distractions that will want your attention and your time. Although you can use social media as a way to stay in touch, avoid allowing it to be the only way you are in touch with each other.
- Allow your partner to be himself or herself. It’s impossible to force someone to change their habits or who they are. Getting married is already a big change. Accepting your partner’s personality and odd little habits is part of the deal. Over time, you may find that the two of you are becoming more alike with every passing year; this growth as a couple is a sign of a mature relationship of true strength.
- Take time to relive the wedding. The ceremony, the reception and especially your guests came together for one of the most special times in your life. Recapture the feelings by having a movie night and watching the ceremony. And if you haven’t caught up on writing those thanks you notes, yet, now’s a good time to do it.
- Traditional post-wedding tips have included the advice to never go to bed mad at each other. Although this advice may be older than your grandparents, it has helped plenty of marriages. Couples who take the time to really listen to each other have more fulfilling and longer lasting relationships than those who don’t. That means you have to keeping asking, “What’s really wrong?” until your spouse tells you more than the standard, “Nothing.”
And that luxury wedding invitation announcing your wedding? A framed and well-displayed invitation is a reminder of your commitment to each other, and it’s also an inspiration to others who come to visit you in your home. You hopefully saved an invitation as a memento to show your own children one day when they prepare for their own weddings.
Then it will be time for you to share your own wedding tips for the next generation.