If you have a wedding coming up, it might feel like everything in your life is leading up to the moment that you say “I do”. And while this may be the case right now, there’s so much more of your life after the altar that you and your future spouse should be planning for and preparing with one another.
So to help make sure that the time you spend after your wedding day is just as important as the wedding day itself, here are three things to do with your new spouse in the first three months after getting married.
Talk About Your Finances
In all the hustle and bustle surrounding planning your wedding, you may not have spent a lot of time thinking about all of the logistics of what life will be like with your spouse after you get married. One of the things that you may have neglected to talk about yet is your finances.
While you and your spouse can choose to join your finances entirely, keep things separate, or do a bit of both, being on a different page about your finances is a surefire way to have some big bumps in your marriage. So before you get started with some bad financial habits together, make sure you talk about your finances soon after you get back from your honeymoon.
Look Through Your Wedding Photos And Video
In the days leading up to your wedding and at the wedding itself, you likely had all kinds of people, both paid and professional as well as not, taking photos of the events. And now that you have some time on your hands after the wedding and your honeymoon, you should sit down with your spouse and look through all of the wedding photos and videos.
Especially if the whole event felt like a bit of a blur to you, spending some time thinking about that day now, and into the future as well, can help you and your spouse remember how exciting that time was and what truly made you fall in love with each other.
Learn How To Fight Fair
While everyone has been told that marriage is hard, it’s hard to know just what this means until you’re married. But one thing that you can do to help make things easier is to learn how to fight fair with your partner.
Every marriage is going to have disagreements and arguments. But if you and your spouse lay down some ground rules for how you’ll remain respectful even while disagreeing, you should be able to get through most of the daily squabbles of marriage relatively unscathed.
If you want your marriage to really get off on the right foot, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you know of some things you can should take care of right after your wedding is over.