Once you’re married, it’s important to establish good habits in your relationship. As you spend your first year of marriage together, you and your spouse are bound to have little tiffs and disagreements. The key is communicating your feelings and desires with respect and openness.
First, remember that it’s okay to disagree. Life would be strange if you always got along with everyone—including your spouse. While you ultimately want to be happy with your spouse most of the time, a few blips and blowouts are just part of a healthy balance in life. Plus, making up can be fun.
Whether you’re arguing or getting along fine after the wedding, you need to share your emotions with your spouse. Are you annoyed when he leaves his socks on the floor in the bathroom? It might not be a big deal the first few times, but if you stew on it for months, it could lead to a huge unnecessary argument. Try explaining why it annoys you. Do you feel unappreciated at having to do the extra housework? Tell him in a way that doesn’t make him feel attacked—but don’t hold it in... Continue reading this article here.
It's not everyday that we're willing to take romantic advice from a nine-year-old. But when said nine-year-old is as "experienced", nay adorable, as Alec Greven, it's just too hard to resist.
Greven, the author of the newly released book How to Talk to Girls, littered his new how-to book with lots of handy tips, for both boys and (very immature) men. Perhaps our favorite bit is when Greven advises boys to "comb your hair and don't wear sweats," because who doesn't like a man who has put in a bit of effort into his look?
Check out the New York Post article about Greven & some photos of the adorable kid! Apparently your groom didn't need his help, but maybe there's a brother or pal of yours who does.
Check out this article about "dealing with your in-laws" over at The Huffington Post. On the main page the title is Rule #1 For Dealing with Your In-Laws, but when you click on it the actual title is Rule #1 For Dealing with Nasty People (Particularly In-Laws)!!!
Oh yeah, and it's accompanied by a still from Monster In Law. Subtle.
What's with the anti-in-law sentements. We love ours. Really! We do!
Over at The Art of Manliness, a fun and well-researched blog "dedicated to uncovering the lost art of being a man," they just posted an interesting article: A Case for Marriage.
They provide 6 reasons men should "grow up, man-up, and stopping being scared of walking down the aisle."
It's a fun read and an interesting perspective. Since it probably doesn't apply to your groom, maybe you have brother, uncle or male friend who you should forward it to!
Check out A Case For Marriage.
One of the joys of working here at OurWeddingDay.com is that everyday is someone's wedding day. This means that while others are plugging away at their boring 9 to 5, we're celebrating the fact that another blushing bride has pulled off her dream wedding and we were able to have a small part in that.
So you can imagine the excitement when about a year ago my older sister, Tycely Williams, asked me to be her Maid of Honor at her wedding (this past November 8th).
I realize I'm partial, but it really was the most beautiful wedding I've seen and to know she planned every detail of the entire weekend herself, made me exceptionally proud. After all this I've learned, "never underestimate the power of a bride." She even remembered to sing Happy Birthday to our 94-year-old grandmother at the reception.
I wonder which of the Williams sisters will be next to walk down the aisle?
In a recent interview with Giant Magazine, Beyoncé stated that her parents marriage prepared her the most for the hard work of marriage.
She goes on to say that it was simply watching the pair that raised her go through good times and bad that shined a light on the responsibility of a healthy life together.
Who's your married couple inspiration?
The age-old debate rages on: Does planning a wedding on or around a holiday enhance both celebrations, or are they overly-inconvenient for guests?
Some would say that since family and friends are often scattered around the country (and world!), that planning a wedding around a holiday may save travel expenses, since many guest could be flying to be with their families anyway.
Others argue that it ends up being too much to coordinate, and that weddings unfairly take the focus away from what "should" be celebrated at that time.
And still others go the more diplomatic route, ans say "it depends!" It depends on which holiday it is, how elaborate the wedding, how far away the family...
What do you think about holiday weddings?
Pass this tip along to parents of small children who will be attending your wedding: Gagas, a leader in renting children's special occasion clothes, is having a going-out-of-business sale!
Kids can look their unbeleivably cutest in tuxes and gowns! Imagine how cute your participants will look!
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All's fair in love an politics?
With only a week until election day for the most hotly debated and passionately discussed Presidential race in quite some time, many people are feeling overly anxious and stressed out. And that stress can have an unintended impact on relationships with friends, co-workers, family... and yes, even fiancés, especially if you differ politically.
To make sure you're emotionally prepared if "the other side" wins, check out THIS ARTICLE.
Same-sex marriage became legal in the state of Connecticut today.
Connecticut's Supreme Court ruled that gay couples have the right to marry, making the state the third behind Massachusetts and California to legalize such unions through the courts. Justice Richard N. Palmer wrote that denying marriage to same-sex couples would create separate standards:
"Interpreting our state constitutional provisions in accordance with firmly established equal protection principles leads inevitably to the conclusion that gay persons are entitled to marry the otherwise qualified same sex partner of their choice," Palmer wrote.
Attorney General Richard Blumethal said the ruling goes into effect Oct. 28 when it is implemented by action of the of the Superior Court. There will be no appeal, he said.
Only 1 Connecticut Supreme Court judge opposed the decision.