Just Us Two

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When you’re in the midst of planning your wedding, it’s easy to forget the big picture. Be sure to set aside some special one-on-one time with your beau—whether it’s a simple date or a luxurious escape—before you meet down the aisle. Here are some ideas:

Go on a Picnic
An alfresco meal is a very low-maintenance way to get a little private time together. Pack sandwiches, snacks, and a blanket, and you’re good to go. Take pictures, reminisce, or just enjoy some peace and quiet together. Not sure where to go? Try Gore Place in Waltham—it’s gorgeous in the fall. 52 Gore St., Waltham, 781-894-2798, goreplace.org

Take a Yoga Class
If you’re both trying to stay in shape  and stay relaxed before the wedding, why not do it as a team? Equinox has two locations in Massachusetts (with a third one opening soon in Chestnut Hill) and offers yoga classes for all levels that you and your honey can take together. Downward dogs and tree poses will help clear your minds. 131 Dartmouth St., Boston, 617-578-8918; and other locations; equinox.com

Relax at the Spa
What better way to unwind and keep the spark alive than with a side-by-side spa treatment for two at the swish Spa at the Mandarin Oriental? Camp out in one of two couples’ suites — both feature feature private pools — then grab a bite at the intimate Spa Café. 776 Boylston St., Boston, 617-535-8888, mandarinoriental.com

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