The Newlywed Home: Gifts For You & Your New Husband
When contemplating your wedding, it’s impossible to think much about what comes after the big day. You have this huge day on the horizon, and it tends to demand all of your thoughts and your energy as you throw yourself into planning the best day of your life.
However, it is beneficial to think ahead in time, to the point where you and your new husband will arrive back to your house after the honeymoon. This is where your marriage truly begins. After the excitement of the wedding day, you’re going to settle back into your lives, which can feel quite disconcerting after months of planning a wedding.
In the midst of your wedding plans, you should try and make the time to think about those first few weeks as man and wife. Set aside a little of your wedding budget to bring a little cheer to your new marital home, so you can make the transition to married couple in style. Below, we’ll explore a few of the best options for newlywed home treats that you won’t want to miss out on…
1) New Decor
Your wedding is the beginning of a new chapter of your life, so why not celebrate this in your home by updating your decor? A fresh coat of paint or roll of wallpaper can breathe fresh new life into a room, neatly matching with the fresh new phrase of life you are beginning.
If you’re on a budget, choose to revamp a single room– preferably the room you use most frequently, so you have the opportunity to enjoy the new change as much as possible. For most couples, the living room is the best option.
You can choose to make this change by yourselves, but this is an additional stress in the run-up to your wedding. A better choice is to entrust the task to a friend or family member, who can oversee a team of decorators while you’re on your honeymoon. When you get back, the fresh new decor will bring a smile to your face, and your house will be in keeping with the new chapter of your life that you are embarking upon.
#2 – A New Mattress
Mattresses are so frequently used that they tend to age fairly quickly; even the most expensive, high tech mattress in the world needs to be replaced every few years. So why not start married life with a refreshing change, and a whole new world of comfort to come home to?
Again, you can arrange to do this for yourselves but, again, this is an extra stress you don’t need to deal with. You will need to choose the mattress yourself, as only you and your fiance truly know what kind of firmness and size you would like, so spend an evening online together researching your options. If your finances are tight from all the wedding planning, shop around to find the best budget mattress; most stores run special deals and promotions that can make your budget stretch far further than you ever thought possible.
When you have chosen your mattress, the best option is to ask a friend or family member for help. They can take delivery of the mattress and place it in situ, ready and waiting for you when you get back from your honeymoon.
There are few simple pleasures that are as enjoyable as curling up with your beloved partner, enjoying a night in front of the TV together– so why not take the chance to improve your viewing experience? You can look forward to long nights in together, relaxing, looking back over wedding photos, and then settling down for a movie with a blanket wrapped over you.
If you don’t already have a smart TV, then your wedding is a great reason to take the plunge and invest. While you may have previously thought that a smart TV was a luxury you didn’t need, the prices will suddenly seem reasonable after months of wedding planning and expense! Of course, you should shop around for a good deal, but you can pick up a great smart TV for less than $350 these days, so you don’t need to break the bank.
4 – Time-Saving Kitchen Appliances
Cooking tends to take up a large portion of the evening, which can be irritating if all you want to do is crash on the sofa at the end of a long day. When you’re newlyweds, you’re unlikely to want to spend a huge amount of time every evening stirring pots and slicing vegetables, so investing in time-saving kitchen gadgets could be a perfect solution that gives you more time to enjoy together.
However, this is a purchase that it is usually best to reserve until after the wedding. Even if you use a registry, the chances are there will be one guest who still wants to gift kitchen appliances to a couple who are tying the knot. You don’t want to double-up on items unexpectedly, so this is a purchase you could — for example — make online while on your honeymoon, or buy on your drive home from the airport.
If you want to take the risk, then try and buy something that others are unlikely to gift to you as a wedding gift. Items such as dishwashers, ovens, and other built-in appliances are a good bet here. There’s always the risk there might be a duplication, but if you’re okay with that risk — or you trust your guests to stick faithfully to your registry — then there’s no doubt time-saving kitchen items will improve your life as newlyweds.
While you will receive gifts from guests who attend your wedding, there is nothing quite like a special gift for the house that you and your husband pick for yourselves. You can be sure that what you choose fits your needs and tastes exactly, guaranteeing yourself something pleasurable to come home to when the honeymoon concludes. Have a wonderful wedding!