When you’re first married, the days (and years) tend to fly by quickly. It’s so important to make the most of your time together and create lasting memories. Here are some fun things you can do as a couple in your first year of marriage.
Plan a Weekend Away To Celebrate Your First Anniversary
One year of marriage is a major milestone worth celebrating, and what better way than with a romantic getaway? Planning a weekend trip for just the two of you can be exciting and give you something to look forward to as the date approaches. Choose a destination that has special significance for your relationship, or simply pick somewhere neither of you has been before. During your trip, don’t forget to set aside some time to reflect on all the joys and challenges of your first year as a married couple.
Cook Dinner Together and Eat at the Dinner Table
One of the best things about being married is getting to spend time with your partner every day. Rather than just flopping onto the couch and ordering takeout, make dinnertime more special by cooking and eating together. Turn off the TV and turn on some music—or light a few candles—and enjoy the opportunity to slow down and reconnect over a home-cooked meal. Plus, you’ll save money (and possibly even eat healthier) by dining at home instead of going out.
Take a Walk Around Your Neighborhood or Go for Hikes in the Park
If you want to get some exercise and spend some quality time together, take a walk around your neighborhood or go for a hike in the park. It’s a free activity, and it’s plenty of fun! As you stroll through your neighborhood, point out houses that catch your eye and dream about what kind of future home you’d like to have together. If you want, you can hit the trails and enjoy nature’s beauty while getting some exercise. Make it more interesting by seeing who can spot the most wildlife or arranging a picnic lunch at a scenic spot halfway through your hike.
Play Games Together
Newlyweds often find themselves navigating a whole new world of married life together. And while there can certainly be challenges, it’s also important to make time for fun. One way for couples to bond and enjoy each other’s company is by playing games. This can range from classic board games to cards or even a simple game of tag in the park—the possibilities are endless. Playing games provides an opportunity for laughter and lighthearted competition, and collaborative games can also promote communication and teamwork as you plan your strategy and work together toward victory. So whether it’s a rainy day indoors or a sunny afternoon outside, you can break out Monopoly, UNO, or another game and get the game night started.
Visit a New City or Country That You’ve Always Wanted To See
What better way to celebrate your newfound marital bliss than by visiting a destination that has been on both of your bucket lists? Pack your bags, book a flight, and embark on an unforgettable adventure together. Explore a bustling metropolis or lounge on a secluded tropical beach. Indulge in mouthwatering local cuisine and immerse yourselves in the culture of your chosen destination. With each new experience, you and your spouse will form lasting memories and strengthen the bonds of love and companionship.
Have a Picnic in Your Backyard or at a Nearby Park
A picnic is budget-friendly and allows for some quality one-on-one time with your partner. Make things extra special by preparing and packing a homemade meal together, or splurge on some yummy takeout from a local restaurant. Don’t forget to pack blankets, pillows, and favorite outdoor games for added enjoyment. For an added romantic touch, set up string lights or light some candles to create a cozy atmosphere as the sun sets. A picnic can be the perfect way to relax and reconnect with your spouse in the comfort of nature. Plus, who can resist a gorgeous spread of delicious food? From simple pleasures to sentimental moments, picnics provide the perfect opportunity for new married couples to make precious memories together.
The first year of marriage is an exciting time when couples get to know each other better and create lasting memories. Whether you’re planning a weekend away or cooking dinner together, these activities will help bring you closer together. What are you waiting for? Get started creating some unforgettable memories with your spouse today!