My hubby and I just recently celebrated our first anniversary and while we spent the occasion looking back on our wonderful wedding, we also found ourselves daydreaming about the honeymoon that followed. Simply put, it was amazing. And one of the main reasons it was so spectacular was that my cell phone was not included. Other than using the camera to capture some special moments, my cell phone was not touched, looked at or even thought of - and I'm certain you need to do the same.
Not only have I had my work email on my cell phone for years now, but like most everyone else in the world, I live and breath with this beast we call our phones. From Instagram to Snapchat, to tracking our steps, breaths and zzz's, not to even mention the endless texts, it's not far-fetched to call our cell phone the third wheel in many relationships. I refused to let that happen on our post-nuptials getaway.
When I look back on that week, I remember reading on the beach as my new husband scuba dived in front of me. I remember the sunsets and the conversations we had together - not with friends via Facebook updates. And I remember how when I returned to reality, I felt refreshed. So when people ask me for my own bits of wedding wisdom, I'll continue to jump ahead to post-party, and encourage them to put down their phones and be present as they kick off their marriage together. Trust me, it's worth it.