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You've been obsessed with planning your special day, but guess what? There's life after the I do's, and it's called "marriage"! Once you've put away your gown and dumped the last of the sand from your suitcase, it's time for the real fun to start. Your first task? Diving into our comprehensive "Essential Guide to Year One." This story was a labor of love for me—I interviewed experts on loads of different subjects, from how to fight right to how to pick the right red—so I was totally psyched to see it all finally come together. My favorite part was interviewing all the newlyweds who dished on what really goes on during the first year. (FYI: The sex gets even better!) Pick up our April issue to see what other secrets we unearthed, and here's to your future, filled with steamy nights, fab dinner parties, and organized closets!
—Lauren A. Greene, [BRIDES magazine](http://www.brides.com)