10 Advice For The Bride

By Mackenzie •  Updated: 07/06/21 •  5 min read

Are you soon to be a bride? This is a moment that a lot of women dream about for years. In fact, there are some that dream about being a bride all of their life since they were a child! While the wedding is sure to be a special day for the both of you, as well as your friends and family, there are some pieces of advice that people have given over the years. These are things you should remember ahead of your big day and new life.

Enjoy Time Apart

When you are newly married, you are in the honeymoon phase and you want to spend as much time with your partner as possible. But, do not be afraid to spend time apart. You both need your own time during the day, whether this is spent on your own or with friends. This is going to make your time together more special and ensure that you do not start to bother each other over small things.

Arrange Date Nights

When you get married, it is easy to forget about making an effort with your partner. But, you should still try to arrange date nights and times you can be alone. This is going to keep the romance alive and remember what is the most important in life. So, ensure that once or twice a month you have a date night with your partner. This can be something fun that you can look forward to and you will know that you have this time to spend together. This could be something like going to the cinema and having a nice dinner together. It does not have to be something fancy. It just has to allow you to spend some quality time together. 

Encourage Your Partner

It is easy to criticize someone when they are not doing the right thing. Indeed, we are also guilty of ignoring the good things that happen too and only complain about the bad. But, when you get married, you want to encourage your partner as much as possible. You can elevate their energy and help them to a lot of things in life. Use your power so that you can both be the best you can be.

Buy a Huge Bed

So, this is perhaps not a piece of advice you were expecting. But it is one that is equally important. Buy the biggest bed you can for your bedroom! The reason we say this is because you both need your own space and you do not want to fight over the sheets. This can happen with married couples and being tired and allow things to escalate. So, if you have a huge bed, you can starfish and not bother your partner!

Not Everything Will Go to Plan

Having the dream wedding and an amazing honeymoon will mean that you are on cloud nine. But it is important to remember that you are going to face challenges and not everything is going to go to plan. Be ready to tackle things that come your way together and help each other when you can. This is going to make all the difference and you can stay on track for your life goals.

Be Honest About Money

There are always jokes about money and how the wife spends it behind the husband’s back. But this is a problem of the past. The 21st century means that life is not like that anymore. Indeed, another piece of advice is to be open and honest about money with your partner. The finances can often lead to arguments and this is something that you want to avoid if you can. Having joint bank accounts and responsibilities are parts of marriage. So, start as you mean to go on and be upfront with money.

Remember Important Dates

They always say that men forget anniversaries and birthdays. But this can happen to the bride too. If you want to keep your romance alive and show your partner that you care, ensure that you remember important dates. This can be a special way to celebrate with your partner during the year. Make reminds on your mobile phone or write them down on the calendar. This can be anything from the day you met to when you got engaged.

Work on Your Relationship

Marriage is something that you have to work on. It is not always going to be happy and easy. In particular, when kids come along, you are going to have to work on your relationship. This is something that a lot of couples neglect as their lives change. But ensuring that you are always working on your relationship means that you can stay together forever and be a happy family. Never take your partner and what you have together for granted.

Know You Are Going to Grow

Change is inevitable and everyone is going to grow as a person as they get older. This is something that should not be feared. In fact, it can be exciting. Acknowledge that you and your partner are both going to progress in life, separately and together. This is something that you should embrace and know that you are married going through life changes side-by-side. Again, this can be something wonderful that you can do.

Be Forgiving

Relationships can be up and down and marriages are no different. You are going to have good times and bad times. But, the most important thing is that you work through it together. In particular, you will have to be forgiving toward your partner. They are going to things wrong sometimes and it will be important to forgive them. You can work through problems together. Just remember that holding grudges is a bad thing to do. It can ruin your marriage. Learn how to talk things over when something goes wrong and know the best ways to forgive your partner. It does not have to be quick, as some things can take time.

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Mackenzie is a freelance writer with over ten years of experience writing on all things weddings. She received her BA in English from the University of California in Los Angeles. When she’s not writing about weddings, Mackenzie enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 kids (twin boys) exploring the beautiful California countryside. While in nature, she captures picturesque images of mountain lakes, the beach, and more. Mackenzie is also a pet parent to two Siamese cats. She appreciates their individuality and the fact they pretty independent. But they love to snuggle at the end of day, which is one of the things Mackenzie enjoys in the evenings to relax after a busy day at work.