Do you know what’s easiest to forget when you’re caught in a whirlwind of wedding planning? No, not the contingency plan for the bad weather. Not your guests’ food allergies, either. It’s your significant other you will be married to.
It’s easy to neglect your significant other when you’re busy going to one meeting with a vendor after another. But your priority in the midst of all this should be your relationship. That’s the whole point of the wedding in the first place. If you want to keep the romance alive in the middle of the unromantic, boring seating charts and limited budgets, make time for dates. Here are some ideas, which aside from rekindling the passion, can help you cross off some things on your wedding planning to-do list:
Replay your first date
Revisit the restaurant where you first got to know each other. Get the same meal you ate at the time. If you had a movie date back then, watch the same film you watched. For sure, it’s not showing anymore in your local theater. But you can very well turn your living room into a cute movie area, with lit-up candles and down-filled comforters — the perfect atmosphere for cuddling.
The bottom line is that you should recreate a piece or an element of your first date. This will help trigger memories and make you reflect on how far you two have come in terms of knowing each other. During the meal or after the movie, maybe talk about the milestones you have reached as a couple. A nice, romantic throwback might just give you the much-needed inspiration for writing those wedding vows.
Learn something new together
For instance, sign up for dance lessons. These will certainly be of advantage to you, in preparation for your first dance at the reception. You can also attend wine-tasting classes. These will help you decide better on the beverage options your catering vendor offers. But if you want to go beyond drinks, go on a food crawl. Visit one of your town’s food destinations, and jump from one restaurant to another. Plan for a theme if you want. This weekend, it’s all about burgers. The next, it’s all pasta.
You may also take jewelry-making workshops. Some people provide private sessions for couples who are interested in creating their own wedding bands. If you don’t have the luxury of time to do that but still would want custom-made wedding rings, there are professional jewelers in Washington who can help you.
Go to the spa
No, this isn’t just to take a break from all the busyness of wedding planning and avoid any brewing fights between you and your partner. It will help ease the tension in your mind and the stress from your faces, giving you that glowing and bright skin, which is perfect for your wedding pictures later on. Pamper yourselves with a couple’s massage or facial treatment.
There’s also the option of creating your own spa. Set the mood by using fresh flowers, candles, essential oils, and bath salts. Use a diffuser to fill your bathroom with soothing smells. Play soft background music and dim the lights. Take turns in massaging each other’s body.
Don’t ever fall into the trap of neglecting your significant other in the middle of wedding planning. The wedding will be pointless if you don’t pay attention to and take care of each other right before your married life begins. You can also use these date ideas for your next adventure as a couple.