Celebrate Your Love
10 Simple Ways to Keep Your Love
Alive While You're Planning Your Wedding
Sherry Richert Belul is a freelance writer and owner of
Creations, a business specializing in customized one-of-a-kind guest
books and tribute books. She is also publisher of Simply Celebrate, an email
newsletter dedicated to helping people connect to themselves and those they
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- Why Ask Why?
You're planning a beautiful wedding together. But beyond that, there are a lot
of reasons why you make such a great couple. Make a list of the ten things you
love most about your fiancĂ©. Sign it with a lipstick kiss and there will be no
question for him what this wedding is all about.
- Come to Your Senses
Wedding planning can be great funâ€¦but the lists and details also can make your
head spin. Bring him to his senses (and yours, too!) by delighting in a
delicious meal together or spending an hour smelling flowers, holding hands,
or wandering through an art gallery.
- Do-Nothing Days
Once or twice a month, schedule time for you and your fiancĂ© to take a
luxurious break from wedding details and planning. Make a pact that you'll
just have fun together. A movie? A stroll in the park? Breakfast in bed? Just
one rule for whatever you do: not a word about weddings!
- Fun Flirtation
Whisper in his ear. Write love notes and hide them in cupboards or drawers.
Coyly brush your hand over his. Do you remember how charming it was when you
first met your fiancĂ©? Kick start passion with a little of that old
- Sweets for the Sweet
Drop the dieting for some scrumptious strawberry shortcake or fabulous fudge
with your honey. Chocolate is an aphrodisiacâ€¦. so splurge after dinner and end
your evening on a very sweet note.
- Phone Home
If you're working late or out running wedding errands, give him a quick call
just to say, "I'm thinking of you." It worked for ET!
- Good Natured
Go outside! If you've got wedding errands to do together, first take a walk in
the rain, sit outside on a park bench, or drive through the park with the
windows down. If you can spare the hours, treat yourselves to a hike in the
mountains or a leisurely stroll on a windy beach.
- Music to My Ears
Soothe your souls with some marvelous music. Next time you sit down to talk
about wedding cakes or invitations, choose some tunes to set the mood. Try
playing that CD you two always listened to when you first met. Or how about
the song that was playing when you first kissed? Create a whole CD or cassette
filled with songs about your love. You're certain to be in harmony after that!
- Unusual You
Try surprise. Choose something you wouldn't normally wearâ€”maybe something
daring or fun. How about that new lacy blue camisole or the orange chiffon
scarf? Use a new word, suggest a new place, read a new genre. Sometimes the
smallest jolt of surprise will spark your passion in a big way.
- Daydream Believer
Snuggle up together in a comfortable spot and talk about anything and
everything beyond your wedding dayâ€”careers, travel, buying a home, starting a
family. Let your imagination go wild as you go beyond your wildest dreams
together. Talking about your lives together in this way can help you remember
that your wonderful wedding day is just the beginning to a magnificent