New Year's Day normally signals a time of new beginnings. It is traditionally the time of year for resolutions, to change your lifestyle, or to pick up a new (and healthy) habit. If you are getting married in 2010, are in a relationship, or even are currently married, why not make some New Year's Resolutions for the two of you as a couple? Here are a few ideas:
Get healthier. There is no more popular time of year for people to begin dieting, or exercising. Often by February, we are back to our old habits. But with someone else to help (and vice versa) it may be something achievable. Maybe plan to work out together, eat out a bit less, or even create a fun "weight-loss challenge" between you and your partner. Weigh in each week, and whoever lost the least amount of weight, is responsible for cooking a nice healthy dinner for you both in the coming week.
Enjoy life. Each of you make a list of 10 things you have always wanted to do or experience, but never had a chance to. Share the list with your partner and make a promise to fulfill at least one of the things on the list for the other person in 2017. If you are planning a wedding in 2017 you may not have the money to go to Italy like you've always dreamed, so put down achievable and realistic things on the list.
Make Resolutions for your Marriage, not just your wedding planning. Too many couples are focused on the wedding and not what comes after. Set yourself up for a successful marriage by creating Resolutions for your "new life" and not just the "new year." List things you want to accomplish in your relationship, goals you have for one another, or a plan for where you see yourself. Make this the goal that you work towards, not just your wedding day.
Tom Santilli has been in the Detroit wedding industry since 2002, and in that time has established himself as one of the top in his field. His company, Complete Video Solutions , was named as the #1 Best Wedding Videographer in Detroit by local brides and Channel 4 FIVE consecutive years and is currently inducted into TheKnot.com's "Vendor Hall of Fame." He also has won several awards for his wedding production, and is a member of WEVA (Wedding & Event Videographers Association.) As the Detroit Wedding Examiner, he has helped hundreds of brides with their weddings, with a local knowledge not found anywhere else. Being in the industry for so long, he is an expert in all areas of wedding planning, not just videography. He welcomes your questions, article suggestions, or feedback, and he can be reached