Although the idea of tying the knot may sound easy, when the time comes to walk down the aisle, it can be nerve-wracking. That’s because choosing wedding venues, whether they’re customer-built reception venues equipped with lush garden areas or simple event space for an intimate gathering, can be time-consuming and overwhelming. After all, you’re preparing for the biggest day of your life.
That’s why it’s best to take a break, relax, and have before the actual day comes and enjoy unmarried life for the last couple of days with your partner, friends, or yourself. It’s the perfect time to create tons of memories that you can cherish later on.
With that in mind, here are the eight best activities you need to do before getting hitched.
Take an Earlymoon
An ‘Earlymoon’ is similar to the traditional honeymoon, but it happens before tying the knot. Doing this can help relieve some of the stress of planning the wedding, giving you and your significant other the chance to spend some quality time together and take it slow. Although some couples like going to expensive and luxurious Earlymoons, others merely take a couple of days off to connect while exploring nearby hiking trails. But generally, the location doesn’t matter, as long as you and your partner are having a blast relaxing and having fun.
Go on an Adventure
After getting married, most couples slow down on adventure since they’re starting to build a family. That’s why before settling down, grab your partner and do all things you’ve always wanted to do, and not only will this be fun, but it gives you a deeper bond due to the shared experience. Whether it’s skydiving or getting tattoos together, make haste, and have fun.
Visit Your Hometown
Bring your soon-to-be spouse to the place you grew up in, show them around, and do the same thing with their hometown. Doing this helps you get a more in-depth insight about your partner, allowing you two to connect to a deeper level and see how and what influenced your significant other to form who they are now.
Take a Break
One of the best things you can do before settling down with your partner is allocating some time for yourself amidst the progress. Even if it’s for only a couple of hours, set aside thoughts of anything related to the wedding—and relax. Cut yourself away from the wedding dresses, reception venues, flowers, and all other things, helping you feel better as the big day arrives.
Find Out About Your Future
Although this may seem unusual, finding out your future before getting married can be a fun way to see what ‘psychics’ think will happen when you and your partner finally tie the knot. It’s best to record the readings or write down notes while their predictions are fresh in your mind and revisit any of these moments as your future progresses.
Challenge Your Future Spouse
When you and your significant other work together toward a mutual goal can be fun and an experience that can bring you two even closer before the wedding. That’s why one of the best things to do before tying the knot is making bold proclamations about what will happen when you two finally get hitched. These can be made of fun things like before you two get married, you should be able to run miles without stopping or something more intimate like learning how to cook—together.
Have an Engagement Photo Shoot
Nowadays, having photo shoots for every significant event has been the rave for people worldwide, and celebrating an engagement isn’t any different. It’s a fun and memorable thing you can do before your wedding day. The best part is, most photographers include this in their wedding packages, so all you need to do is set out a date and a theme.
It’s best if you base the shoot from you and your significant other’s place or where you got engaged in the first place—allowing you to cherish these happy moments together.
Relive Your First Date With Your Significant Other
Going on your very first date with your soon-to-be spouse can be a wholesome and fun experience before the wedding. If possible, it’s best to go to the same location, wearing the exact outfits you had, the same itinerary, and generally everything. After all, reliving the first time you ‘clicked’ will be fun to relive again.
Whether you’re going to be walking toward the altar soon or feel that marriage is on the horizon, having a bucket list of fun things to do before settling down is always a great thing to have—and those activities mentioned should give you a good start.