If you’re recently engaged, or you’ve just got hitched; congratulations! You’re about to embark on a journey through life, as part of a team. Marriages can take hard work and of course, dedication to your spouse; however, you’ll get so much in return, and there’s no harm in soaking-up every moment of married bliss whenever possible! The moment you say “I do” will be a memory you’ll never forget, and you’ll get to enjoy some newlywed joy for the following days and weeks (months and years sometimes!).
It will hopefully be a lovely, positive chapter in your life, and lives together. Therefore, it’s worth making some incredible memories when you’re in that bubble, after you’ve left the chapel, or registry office. Making the most of that special time will ensure that you and your new partner for life can strengthen your bond, and ensure you’re off to the best start in married life. The following are some ideas, thoughts, and inspiration for those about to get married, or those who have recently wed, who want to make the most of that dreamy newlywed bubble.
Everyone you love will be keen to visit you once your wedding is over, especially after the honeymoon. And, while meeting and hosting those happiest for you is a positive thing; it’s also important that you’re able to spend some quality time alone together.
Life with work, family and social commitments, and home duties and chores, can often get in the way of actively being with one another, talking, and listening. Therefore, ensure you book some time away together so that you can communicate and appreciate one another. You could look into a weekend away, Christian marriage retreats, or even ensure that you’ve dedicated a Saturday to spending time in nature. Whatever you’d both enjoy is what you should do and book so that you can continue to grow as a married couple.
It sounds silly, especially after you’re married and living together; however, it’s always worth having a regular date night (or day) so that you can make that bit of extra effort for each other. It doesn’t have to be expensive either; spend a movie night at home and enjoy a home-cooked meal or snacks, turn your phones off and make the most of your evening.
You can take it in turns to take control of date nights; book something your partner would truly love and appreciate, or surprise them with something you love to do and want to share with them. It follows on from alone time; but a regular date will keep you communicating effectively and making the most of your appreciation for your partner.
The Little Things
It’s always the little things that add-up to make a big difference. Therefore, you can be creative with what you choose to do for your spouse each day or week. Maybe you leave little post-it notes with reasons you love them, or perhaps you’re the morning person and can grab them a coffee before work.
The extra effort, that you do solely for your other half, will keep your newlywed bubble going for many years into the future, enjoy!