Many of us have envisioned our dream weddings for years even before a ring is in the picture. From pinterest boards to photography inspiration, the planning stages are an exciting time, especially when the date of the big day has been set. Once the countdown begins, brides and grooms to be have quite the task ahead when it comes to making arrangements and picking out their wedding decor — now is the time to start gathering and planning out ideas. Everything from the floral arrangements, to the photographer, to the dining options needs be considered.

With non-traditional weddings becoming the new normal, this opens up a wide array of options for couples to try on new ideas and have a celebration that really speaks to their unique personalities, especially when it comes to decor. Instead of a traditional guest book, couples may want to consider having a “newlywed tip jar” at their wedding. This is a unique and special way for guests offer advice to the bride and groom.

Not only is this a beautiful alternative to a traditional guest book and reception table, but it’s a great way for the newlywed couple to gain insight from loved ones who have been through marriage themselves, and be prepared for situations that life throws their way. A newlywed tip jar is also a wonderful way for a couple to reminisce on their special memories after the big day has come and gone. To help make this an easy part of the wedding decor, Personal Creations put together some beautiful printables, so couples can place them next to their wedding tip jar. Guests can fill out their words of wisdom on living a harmonious and happy life together from advice on date nights, romance, the first year of marriage and managing your finances together.

Fine all 61 tips and the full list of printables on their blog.

Married life tips

  1. Learn the art of compromise.
  2. Set aside time to connect as often as possible.
  3. Don’t give up on each other.
  4. Treat each other with respect.
  5. Have some adventures while you can.
  6. Set realistic expectations.
  7. Never stop being friends.
  8. Good marriage is like good wine—it only gets better with age!
  9. Celebrate the little things!

Date night tips

  1. Take time to nurture your relationship with a weekly date night.
  2. Make it a goal to try something new at least once a month.
  3. Recreate your first date.
  4. Try an old-fashioned picnic.
  5. Watch each other’s favorite movie together.
  6. Go to the dollar store and pick out a fun gift for each other.
  7. Take a dance class.
  8. Cook or bake something new together.
  9. Start training for a race together.
  10. Go stargazing.
  11. Go on a bike ride around a new neighborhood.
  12. Start a hobby together.

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