Once you choose to get married, it can feel like one swift free-fall toward the big day. It is easy to get caught up in wedding planning and let every single interaction with your sweetheart revolve around wedding details and arrangements.
But whether your wedding is months or years away, it is vital to take time not just to prepare for a beautiful wedding but to get set for a lasting and happy marriage. Here are 10 things every couple should do before wedding.
1. Take an impromptu trip
Traveling together affords you an opportunity to see how you each handle stressful situations, which is an important insight for your future life together, says Marisa Manna Ferrell of So Eventful in Healdsburg, California. So if you have not skipped town together yet, plan a trip, pronto! “It lets you decompress,” says Megan Velez of Destination Weddings Travel Group in Boston.
Make it easy on yourself and consider an all-inclusive resort, which affords you the opportunity for downtime without having to worry about details once you get there, recommends Velez.