After costarring in the¬†Black Swan, winning big at the Oscars and¬†having a baby boy together, Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied have finally gotten married.¬†UsMagazine.com¬†confirms that the couple¬†exchanged vows¬†in a Jewish ceremony at a private home near Big Sur, Calif. They were¬†married¬†in the dark beneath a chuppah, a canopy placed over Jewish marriage ceremonies. Jeweler Jamie Wolf designed their¬†wedding rings, which were¬†made from recycled platinum and conflict-free diamonds. Though the couple keeps their personal life under wraps for the most part,¬†Portman¬†gave us a little insight into¬†their relationship during her acceptance speech at the 2011 Oscars, calling Millepied ‚Äú[her] beautiful love.”

What are the advantages to putting off your wedding ceremony?

Cupid’s Advice:

Getting engaged is a stepping stone to marriage, but many are now holding off the ‚ÄėI do‚Äôs‚Äô¬†to soak in their engagement bliss. From¬†Jessica Biel¬†to Christina Applegate, celebrities have explained why they‚Äôre putting off their wedding ceremonies. Here are some advantages of doing so:

1. Prolong the special moment: The most romantic part of your life will be the period of time in which you are engaged. Some can get so caught up in the planning stresses of a wedding that they miss out on basking in the moment of being engaged. Take the time to enjoy your life as an engaged couple and show off that ring to everyone.

2. Not rushing into anything: When a wedding is rushed, often times it becomes messy. On top of a less-than-perfect wedding ceremony, your actual partnership can be affected if you rush into it. Take the time of being engaged to really hash out any old arguments or feelings that may affect your relationship in the long-run so that your wedding day will be nothing but full of love.

3. Better planning: The more time you take to just be engaged, the more time you have to plan for the big day. From picking out the perfect dress to seating charts to finding a beautiful venue to the catering, there’s a lot that goes into a wedding. Your engagement period and wedding ceremony will be much less stressful if you carefully choose everything over a long period of time.

What do you think are some advantages to putting off a wedding ceremony? Tell us below.