Tying the Knot in a Meaningful and Memorable Way (Without Losing Our Savings or Sanity)

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Pre-Marital Activities

Before we got into the heavy stuff during our pre-marital class, the instructors had us do a good activity related to keeping fun alive in our relationship.

We brainstormed a list of things to do in various categories:
  1. Under One Minute
  2. 1-10 Minutes
  3. 10-60 Minutes
  4. 1-4 Hours
  5. A Full Day
  6. Multiple Days
Within each category, we pushed ourselves to come up with options that fell in various price ranges from free to a couple hundred dollars.

Your "List O' Fun" can serve as inspiration for maintaining the fun in your relationship. The instructors also emphasized the importance of setting aside time to have fun as a couple (without letting work, sports, TV, children, etc. interfere), as well as the importance of committing not to engage in conflict during dates.

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Heather said...

I love this! I've already emailed my fiance about it, and we'll start our brainstorming session tonight :) I realize the point of the exercise is to do stuff as a couple. However, I might also incorporate a "stuff I could do for my partner" category, so we can still feel like a couple even when one of us is off traveling for work.

lysh said...

this is great!!! thanks for sharing .. i have already emailed my bf about this. I can't wait to get started .. we r in a long distance relationship .. so looks like we will be creative in a diff way! :)

maurahanlon said...

thanks for posting these! love this ideas/exercises.

Unknown said...

what great ideas did you come up with?

Kate said...

Would love to hear what some of your ideas were! Under a minute? Other than smooching, I can't think of anything.

Plus Size Bride said...

uh oh....gotta work on not engaging in conflict during dates. Date night only for happy talk and fun.

Sarah said...

Under a minute: a smile, a hug, complimenting, saying I love you, committing to something else...?

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