Welcome Home, New Bride: A Guide For The First Week At Home

Author: Nidhi Sood on Sep 13,2022
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Alone for the first time, many newlywed brides must adjust to a new home, new roommates, and possibly even a new bed. These changes can be exciting, but they may also come with stress and anxiety. After the wedding, the rush dies down, and all the boxes are unpacked; you must take some time to adjust before diving back into work and other social commitments. The first few days at home with your spouse are an excellent opportunity to know each other as a married couple and ease into married life together. The honeymoon is over, and it's time to settle into married life. 

Settling in after your honeymoon can be challenging, but if you plan, it won't be as scary or stressful as you think! Moving in or buying a house with your partner can be exciting but make you feel anxious about the future. Let's get some great advice on making your transition from single life to married life much smoother!


Plan your first few days at home together

One of the best things you can do to ease the transition is to plan your first few days together at home. This can take the shape of a date or a stay-in date, depending on the stage of your relationship. If you're newly engaged, planning a date can be an excellent opportunity to get to know each other better. You can grab lunch or breakfast in a new part of town or check out a recent event in your city. If you're already married, planning a stay-in date can be a great way to get to know each other better as a married couple. The key to this date is to keep it light and fun. You can try playing board games, watching a new show together, or attending an event in your city that you both want to see.


Talk about what you want out of marriage

Another excellent conversation starter is to talk about what you want from your marriage. This applies to the big stuff, like what you want to do for work and where you want to live, and the small stuff, like how you want to divide up household chores and how often you want to go out with friends. Eliciting your core values and making sure that they are at the center of your marriage can help you avoid the pitfalls of misunderstandings and miscommunication down the road.


Discuss your living situation 

If you're moving in with your partner, now is the time to discuss expectations and responsibilities. What chores will each of you take on? Is one person taking over utilities while the other starts a savings account? Whatever you decide, it's essential that you both feel comfortable with your living situation. If something is off, don't be afraid to have the conversation. And don't forget to decide on a roommate. Depending on your living situation, you may have to consider finding a roommate, whether that's a roommate to share the cost of utilities or a roommate for your relationship. Your roommate might be your partner, but that doesn't mean you don't need to learn how to share space with another person.


Introduce pets

Including any pets in the wedding would be a great way to add some extra fun. Bring the new bride home with you and let these cute and loyal animals help you celebrate by wearing a welcome friendly dialogue around their necks.


Decide who will take which bedroom and location

If you're moving into a new space, you may need to decide who gets what bedroom. This can come down to factors like your sleeping preferences (side sleeper? back sleeper?) or what your sexual preferences are. It's essential to keep communication open, no matter how silly the topic seems.

Don't hesitate to speak up if you are uncomfortable with the arrangement! If you're moving into a space with bedrooms, you can still have this conversation! Moving into a smaller apartment or living situation, you may have to rotate bedrooms or share a room.


Wedding games

The Newlywed Game is one of our favorite ways to see how well a couple really knows each other. It's a take on the old-school game show format, and it consists of asking the couple a series of questions designed to reveal how well they know one another. Start the game by privately contacting the bride and groom and asking them to complete the questionnaire. Choose a person to act as the game's host and ensure everyone has a good time. 

At game time, the couple fills out paper questionnaires with the same questions they already answered, but this time they choose answers they think the other person will use. Once everyone has filled out their forms, the host will go through the questions. If a player knows the answer to a question, they will earn a point. Whoever has the most replies when the last question has been asked has won.


Learn how to use the appliances in your home

Now may be the best time to learn how to use the appliances in your home. Your kitchen appliances may look different than in your old place, or maybe you have a new dishwasher, washer, and dryer. While you can always ask someone at the store to come and show you how to use the appliances, the best way to learn how to use your devices is to jump in and do it yourself! Don't hesitate to invite your spouse to help you out.


Check the dates for upcoming service appointments 

As you feel at home in your new digs, you'll also want to ensure you're up-to-date with service appointments. You'll probably want to set up some arrangements for the utilities in your new space and a car inspection if you're driving a new car. Remember that if you're moving from one area to another, you may need to reschedule any appointments you've already set up!


Welcome your spouse with a gift

Choosing a thoughtful present for your spouse can go a long way. It doesn't have to be expensive to show your partner how much you appreciate and love them. A gift can be anything from a card, flowers, chocolates, a vacation, a custom hanger, jewelry, or something totally unique and unexpected. A little effort and thoughtfulness can go a long way toward strengthening your relationship.

You can also welcome your spouse with a cute welcome home sign. It could be a simple handwritten note on the fridge or a little sign on your bedroom door welcoming your spouse home. This small but significant gesture can help your spouse feel welcome in their new home. And who knows, it may be the beginning of a tradition you continue long after your honeymoon ends! These tips should help you ease into married life after your honeymoon, so you can get back to enjoying married life to the fullest with your spouse!



It's a huge step for anyone to leave their homes and adjust to a completely new environment. However, with these tips from BridalFusion.com, you can make your spouse feel comfortable and settle in quickly with ease. Remember, it is important that adjustments are made for both parties. This way, you can ensure and enjoy a great and joyous union. 

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