Where should I go on my honeymoon?

With so many details to plan, and so many choices to make when planning a wedding, planning a honeymoon can seem like a stressful task. Worry not! Here are some tips to get your ideas flowing and add the fun back into planning your honeymoon.

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Still not sure where you want to honeymoon? Here are the top 10 most popular places to honeymoon.

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16 Ways I Blew My Marriage

It’s important that when planning your wedding you don’t forget to prepare each other for your upcoming marriage.  One man takes a look back on his marriage and reflects on how he blew it.  And what he would do differently if he could go back.

1.  Don’t Stop Holding Her Hand

“Truth was, I stopped holding hands because I stopped wanting to put in the effort to be close to my wife. No other reason.”

2. Don’t Stop Trying to Be Attractive

“I’d try and put my best foot forward throughout our entire marriage”

3. Don’t Always Point Out Her Weaknesses

“I’ve learned since my marriage ended that there is more than one right way to do most things, and that the imperfections of others are too beautiful to try and change.”

4. Don’t Stop Cooking For Her 

“I’d make it a priority to cook for her, and only her, something awesome at least every month. And I’d remember that meat in a can is never awesome.”

5. Don’t Yell At Your Spouse

“It really doesn’t take that much effort to go find her, and yelling (by nature) sounds demanding and authoritative.”

6. Don’t Call Names

“Names are names, and calling them will drive bigger wedges in communication than just about anything else.”

7. Don’t Be Stingy With Your Money

” I always had just as many if not more things that I spent my money on, and in the end, the money was spent, we were just fine”

8. Don’t Argue in Front of the Kids

“I don’t think it takes a rocket scientist or super-shrink to know why fighting in front of the kids is a dangerous and selfish way of doing things.”

9. Don’t Encourage Each Other to Skip Working Out

“I wish that we would have always told each other how sexy and attractive the other was any time we’d go workout or do something to become healthier.”

10. Don’t Poop With the Bathroom Door Open

I feel this one is self explanatory 🙂 It kills the romance.

11. Don’t Stop Kissing Her

” Usually it was because things were stressful and there was tension in our relationship, and so I’d make it worse by refusing to kiss her. This of course would lead to her feeling rejected”

12. Don’t Stop Having Fun Together

I’ve been around the block enough times to know that when the fun is missing, and the social part of life is missing, so also goes missing the ability to be fully content with each other”

13. Don’t Pressure Each Other

” Pressuring each other about anything is always a recipe for resentment.”

14. Don’t Label Each Other with Negative Labels

” Inevitably after each of those seemed to come something negative. And since when have negative labels ever helped anyone?”

15. Don’t Skip Out On Things That Are Important To Her

“Sometimes the only thing she needs is to know that I’m there.”

16. Don’t Emotionally Distance Yourself After a Fight

“I’d let myself communicate my emotions and feelings more often, and I’d make sure that she knew I still loved her any time we had an ugly bout”

 

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7 Ways to Preserve Your Wedding Memories

Your wedding day goes by so fast. No matter how many people tell you to enjoy it its hard to not watch it whirl by. All those details you fretted about and planned for months are barely appreciated by you on your special day. So here are a few ways to keep those wedding memories alive.

1. Create a Shadowbox
Gather together your wedding invitation, your hand written letters to each other, your husbands boutonniere. Anything that you have that will spark a memory of the day. Organize it in a shadowbox and display it in your house. It will become a daily reminder of the commitment you have for each other.

2. Frame a Photo
Not everyone enjoys crafts so if you maybe aren’t someone who wants to create an interactive memory of your day so make it simple. Frame your favorite photo from your wedding day. It can be an 4×5 or an 16×24, the size is completely up to you. It can add a romantic touch to any room.

3. Wine Bottle
Save a wine bottle from your reception , there are so many ideas out their for creating fun decor with wine bottle.  Or if it fits into your budget create your own wine with custom labels for your wedding. Keep a few bottles as momentous to share on a special day or an anniversary.

4. Preserve Your Dress
If you don’t plan to wear your dress again or have no intention of passing it on to your children its still a good idea to take proper care of your dress. There are hundreds of stores now that will help you to preserve your dress into a special acid free box to keep it from turning yellow. Just remember to get it there within a few weeks of the wedding to keep stains from setting.

5. Dry your flowers
Bouquets now days can cost over $100 so why not enjoy it for longer than a day. You can hang your bouquet to dry it out or if you want to keep it for years to come have a professional freeze-dry or quick-dry your flowers in order to preserve them.

6. Freeze your wedding cake
Everyone’s parents kept a piece of their wedding cake in the freezer. Its become a tradition, although for some people a depleting tradition. If your interested in preserving some of your wedding cake let your baker know ahead of time so that they can keep the top part of the cake intact. Remove any decorations or flowers and place it in a freezer bag or box before putting in the freezer.

7. Create a Book
You get a hundred or so cards from shower, bachlorette parties, engagement parties and your wedding day. So why not keep them as a memento of all the wonderful people that have shared in your day and helped you to become the people you are today.  Use a paper hole puncher to punch a hole in the top left corner of your cards. Then decorate a cover, or pick your favorite card to be your cover, and set it out as a coffee table book or keep in a special spot to read through on those trying days.

No matter what you do, or how crafty you are. All that matters is that you preserve something from your wedding day as a daily reminder for you and your husband of the commitment you made for one another.

Financial Infidelity: Infographic

We have all heard before that one of the biggest reasons couples fight is due to money. It’s important to discuss your money habits early in a relationship and DEFINETLY before you get married. Don’t try to hide your financial situation because it will only hurt your relationship in the end.  Below are statistics on how money can affect your relationship.

Honeymoon Wardrobe Inspirations

Looking for some inspiration for your honeymoon wardrobe. Check out the suggestions below:

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