Couples need to relax before the big day, and there are many things to do as a couple before the wedding. Some of these couples ideas are designed to help you relax and enjoy the wedding planning journey. Some of these couple’s activities are potentially uncomfortable but will ultimately help you grow as a couple.
Whether you wind up laughing or crying, each item on this list is as important as the next. So, read through them carefully and make sure that you understand the goal before you pull the trigger on these date night ideas.
1. Bride Box
The key to avoiding wedding planning stress is to counter it with hype. Choose a popular bridal box subscription and schedule some time off from wedding planning to indulge in the fun part. If you’re not familiar, a bride box subscription arrives at your doorstep each month. Every box is a new surprise, offering apparel, beauty products, planning tools, and random items to help you brag and celebrate. If monthly box openings don’t suit your needs, find an option like the Miss to Mrs bridal box that offers custom delivery frequencies.
Open the bride box together so that you maximize the shared joy. Don’t forget to record it so that you have adorable content for your wedding website and social media. Some of the items you find in your brid box subscriptions may cause a small fight about who gets to keep them, but if you can get over that you’re in for a fun series of nights fun things to do as a couple.
2. Spa Day
Taking some time off to indulge in a spa day will surely let off some steam. If it’s affordable, sign up for the entire menu of options. Although the goal is relaxing and getting your mind off of the wedding planning stress, spa services will help you achieve your beauty goals. Both of you want to look your level best on the big day and a series of massages, masks, oils, and nail treatments is a great way to kick off your regiment.
3. Plan The honeymoon
Coordinating your honeymoon does involve some planning, but the only people you have to accommodate are yourselves. Dreaming together is one of the most fun things to do as a couple. This activity will give you the low-pressure chance to get a deeper understanding of each other’s hopes and dreams, tastes, and personality. This can be a very intimate experience.
4. Plan Your Future
The height of your love is absolutely soaring. There’s no better time to come up with creative date night ideas that you can enjoy together in the future. Write down your ideas and stuff them into a memory box or fishbowl. When you get a little older you’ll have plenty of enthusiastic ideas as well as a good memory.
This seems counter-intuitive, but it’s important. If you intentionally start a fight, you’ll give yourself the opportunity to learn each other’s love languages, limits, and argument style. This will prepare you to manage a whole range of emotions and topics in the future.
6. Disclose Financials
If you have been hiding the fact that you are saddled with debt, now is the time to come clean. You’ll have a life partner soon and they’ll need to know the exact situation in order to help manage it. Similarly, if you’ve been hiding the fact that you’re a secret billionaire let your future spouse know so that they can plan accordingly.
7. Take Dance Lessons
There are very few things better for a relationship than learning a new skill and getting a little exercise. Dance lessons are a perfect date night option and will help you ditch any lingering nerves involving your first dance.
8. Engagement Photos
Reserve some time to celebrate and create memories. A professional photoshoot will help you spread the exciting news. It will also give you the chance to get creative with props, outfits, and creating a theme.
9. Learn Together
Life is about to throw a bunch of unexpected surprises at you, especially if you plan on having children. Now’s the time to develop cooking, DYI, and other household skills. Take a class to create the foundation of valuable skills you need to thrive in the future. This is a cute couple thing to do, so it doesn’t feel like a chore. It’s fun!
10. Take A Test Drive
If you have never lived together, it’s a good idea to test drive what that dynamic would look like. Sign up for an Airbnb for a significant amount of time like a week or a month. Live your life like you normally would so that you can get to know any habits that need to be nipped in the bud.
11. Spill The Tea
If you haven’t done so already, get everything off your chest before you take the plunge. Have an open, honest conversation about your stance on religion, careers, sex, children, and all of the other life-altering factors of life. If you are not on the same page, it’s best to find out now.
12. Avoid sex
For at least a week before the wedding, abstain from sex. “Absence makes the heart grow fonder” is very much true in this stage of your life. Let the anticipation build so that you can fully appreciate the first time with your spouse.