For Brides 10 sexy tips to make your wedding night memorable

The best part of your wedding may just happen after the guests go home and you take off your fancy clothes. After all, it's your wedding night and the two of you want to be alone together.

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The best part of your wedding may just happen after the guests go home and you take off your fancy clothes. After all, it's your wedding night and the two of you want to be alone together.

Of course, you want to make it special, but you don't want to burden it with too-high expectations.

"Today, there seems to be more pressure to make this night amazing and to do something that's 'wow'—perhaps because many people live together before getting married," says Ava Cadell, Ph.D., a sex and relationship therapist in Los Angeles.

"But you don't have to make a big production for it to be a wonderful time. There are a lot of little things that couples can do." Here, some simple ways to make your wedding night memorable, according to PopSugar:

  1. Flirt with each other during the wedding: You may be busy attending to guests, but take the time to meet each other's gaze, touch each other's arm or hand and steal some kisses. These little things keep you focused on each other, and build anticipation as the wedding night approaches.

  2. Let him carry you across the threshold: You're guaranteed to be swept off your feet! This romantic tradition, which dates from Roman times, when it was said to ensure good luck for the couple, is fun for both partners. Go from there to giving each other foot massages (you've been standing all day), and progress as slowly—or as quickly—as you like to a sensual full-body massage.

  3. Set the night to music: Load the CD player with your spouse's favourite tunes, and put it on when you enter your hotel room. Or have a CD of your first dance playing softly in the background as you enter the honeymoon suite.

  4. Make a love list: Record a DVD of yourself telling your husband all the things you love about him—he can make one for you, too. Start by letting your partner know that you can't wait to spend the rest of your life as a twosome, and then list the physical, mental and emotional things about him that you love. These can be everything from his charmingly crooked smile to his wry sense of humour.

  5. Feed each other: It's a great way to get intimate before you get intimate. Put a bowl of strawberries, melon balls, chocolate truffles or other succulent snack by the bed to nibble on.

  6. Use aphrodisiacs: Many people swear by the effects of certain foods, but there are some that really can boost your libido. Chocolate contains caffeine and a feel-good chemical called phenylethylamine, both of which may put you in the mood for sex. Also try honey, which contains boron, or oysters, which contain zinc. Those minerals may increase the production of testosterone, the hormone responsible for sexual desire.

  7. Get his-and-hers massages: Arrange to get massages in your hotel room right after the wedding. This will help work out any stressful kinks in your bodies, ease tired-from-dancing feet, and get you both in a very relaxed and cozy state of mind.

  8. Re-create the first time: Many women say that the first time they had sex with their partner was the most exciting. If your wedding night isn't the first time, think back to it and try to relive some part of it. For example, you can listen to the same CD you played back then, wear the same perfume or write down what it was about that first time that was so exciting, and read it out loud.

  9. Change the lighting: Surprise your partner by replacing an everyday lightbulb with a red or blue one. This creates a soft, romantic glow. Or, have a bridesmaid, the hotel concierge or your wedding planner fill the room with rows and rows of candles and light them just before you arrive.

  10. Leave something sexy on the bed: Buy your groom some silky boxers or pj's, and lay them out so they're waiting for him. Or guys can buy the bride some fancy lingerie. Either way, this sets a fun, sexy tone.

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