The Married Chick: Our Best Newlywed Tips for Natalie Portman

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First came love, then came baby — now it’s marriage for actress Natalie Portman and her ballet dancer husband, Benjamin Millepied! We’ve been buzzing about these newlyweds all week — from Natalie’s tea length Rodarte dress down to the vegan French Macarons she served in lieu of a traditional wedding cake. The eco-chic duo even continued the vegan theme by gifting their guests with wildflower seeds.

When we weren’t busy fawning over the bride’s wedding style, we couldn’t help but brainstorm some newlywed tips to share with Portman and her new hubby. Even if you’re not an award-winning actress, you’re sure to benefit from our words of post-wedding wisdom.

1. Donate the Dress

What better way to share the love than to donate your wedding dress? Not only will that Rodarte gown take up precious closet space (leaving less room for shoes!), but we know there are plenty of brides-to-be who would love calling that dress their own.

2. Keep Your Costumes in Storage

Sure, every married woman has made Fifty Shades of Grey her unofficial Bible, but we suggest Natalie limits the amount of bedroom dress up. Between her outlandish Queen Amidala costume and that spooky Black Swan getup, those outfits would send poor Benjamin screaming.

3. Consider Keeping Your Name

Is it selfish to hope for a dream husband with an even dreamier last name? Even if Benjamin is Natalie’s Prince Charming, we wonder if she wishes he had a last name that didn’t evoke the heebie-jeebies. We suggest sticking to Portman. Better yet, we’ll keep our fingers crossed that we’ll soon meet a Depp or Gosling.

4. Choose a Honeymoon That’s Close to Home

With their one-year-old son Aleph, it would be difficult to indulge in a lavish Caribbean getaway. Instead, we think the Millepied clan would be better off sticking to the states for a summer vacation.

5. Get Started on Saying Thanks

The daunting task of sending out dozens of thank-you cards can easily be placed on the back burner. Rather than wait, avoid thank-you note hell and start as soon as you’re back from the beach.

What advice do you have for the newlyweds?

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