Many people look forward to their weddings—enough that they don’t want them to end. Here are a few ways to celebrate your marriage even after the wedding.
Weddings can be some of the best moments of your life, but they can also be intensely stressful and frustrating. A lot of planning goes on behind the scenes to ensure things go off without a hitch, and many brides don’t even get to appreciate their weddings as much as they’d like. Instead, they spend their time worrying. But the wedding is not the end! Here are a few ways to celebrate your marriage after your wedding so that you can have fun and make memories in a stress-free way.
Many people strive for years toward their dream weddings—all their friends and family in attendance, luxurious venues, big celebrations, etc.—but these types of events are not always possible. During the pandemic, a lot of couples have had to cut back on both the extravagance of their events and the number of people attending. But that doesn’t mean you should settle for less than you want. In place of these large gatherings, many couples have started throwing wedding after-parties.
Throw a small wedding where people tune in virtually, and then keep celebrating your marriage by having little after-parties with everyone throughout the next year. You can even throw these events from coast to coast or state to state to make your wedding much more exciting.
Honeymoons have long been a wedding tradition where the newlyweds take a short vacation to celebrate and relax after getting married. This is all good, but many people can’t have the honeymoon they have long envisioned due to time and financial constraints.
If you have to temper their honeymoon expectations, choose to look at every trip or weekend off as a honeymoon. Try to take multiple smaller honeymoons throughout the years. They’ll be small monuments to your marriage and little ways to celebrate each other, even if your wedding was long ago.
For many brides, their title of “bride” vanishes as soon as the wedding and honeymoon end. People start to label you as a “newlywed,” and then you quickly turn into a “wife.” To rekindle the feelings of being a bride, throw a wedding anniversary party every year. This way, you can keep returning to the feeling of being a bride and keep celebrating your marriage long after your wedding has come and gone.
These are some ways to celebrate your marriage even after the wedding. Though you may not be in the middle of your wedding, you are still a bride, and you should celebrate as such.