Over the summer, we had the pleasure of meeting Denise at a local reader meet-up, and we were immediately inspired by her heart for the Southern Weddings mission. She even kindly lent a hand at the V7 launch party! Since she and her husband, Dan, will be celebrating 24 years of marriage just a few days after Christmas (don’t you love her white poinsettia bouquet?), we couldn’t resist asking her to share her favorite piece of advice for newlyweds in today’s Sweet Tea Sunday post. Enjoy!
You will both come into marriage with traditions and expectations from your upbringings. Those can be wonderful foundations to use as a springboard in creating your vision of the home you want to make together. Be flexible and enjoy the process of your newly created family, while keeping your faith in the forefront. Down the road, your children will draw upon what they have experienced and witnessed. Create your own traditions, routines, and ambitions that are totally unique to you as a couple, then fine-tune them as the years go by. This will create a bond between you, and a home that is a true reflection of your love and commitment. And one more little advice nugget: get flannel sheets! During the cold months, turn the heat down at night and snuggle up in some soft, flannel sheets for your bed. They will keep the bed so cozy and warm, you won’t want to get out–which is a good thing! ;)