Katrina Bowden's Advice for Newlyweds: 'Don't Try Too Hard'

Newlyweds, listen up: Katrina Bowden has some advice for you.

The former 30 Rock actress, who tied the knot with longtime beau Ben Jorgensen in May of last year, shared her keys to marital success with PEOPLE at the UNICEF Snowflake Ball in New York City on Tuesday evening.

“Don’t try too hard,” she said when asked for her number-one tip. “Be there for each other. Don’t lose sight of why you’re together and why you love each other.”

Katrina Bowden Is 'Not Going to Have Kids for a While'

With 30 Rock wrapped and her wedding officially in the books, right now might seem like the perfect time for Katrina Bowden to have a baby.

But the actress begs to differ.

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Katrina Bowden of 30 Rock Gets Married

Katrina Bowden, who made her name as a character of NBC’s 30 Rock set in the heart of Manhattan, got married one borough away on a rainy Sunday at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

The actress tied the knot with musician Ben Jorgensen, her fiancé of a year and a half.

Katrina Bowden: I'm Planning a Wedding Without a Wedding Planner

Wedding planning is no piece of cake for Katrina Bowden.

The 30 Rock actress got engaged the night before the 2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards – and a year later, she’s still happily together with Ben Jorgensen. Not to mention totally stressed out.

Katrina Bowden's 30 Rock Costar Is Surprised She's Engaged So 'Young'

Katrina Bowden was “shocked” by Ben Jorgensen’s proposal on Saturday – and one of her costars is equally stunned.

“What, she’s engaged?” 30 Rock’s Judah Friedlander said when PEOPLE broke the news to him on the red carpet at the Screen Actors Guild Awards Sunday in L.A. “This is the first I’m finding out. They’ve been going out for a long time, and he’s a great guy.”

But Friedlander’s surprise over Bowden’s impending nuptials comes from more than the initial not knowing.

Katrina Bowden Got Engaged the Night Before SAG Awards

Katrina Bowden turned heads on the red carpet at the Screen Actors Guild Awards with a very special accessory – an engagement ring.

Her fiancé, Ben Jorgensen, popped the question Saturday night at a suite in the Four Seasons Hotel.

“I was so shocked,” the 30 Rock star, 23, told E! host Giuliana Rancic Sunday night outside L.A.’s Shrine Exposition Center. “And I said, ‘Oh my God,’ and I hugged him.”

His response? “He said, ‘Is that a yes?’ ”

Katrina Bowden Is Just Not That Into Robert Pattinson

Katrina Bowden was most definitely not among the throngs of screaming fans to greet the cast of New Moon at Comic-Con this week. In fact, the 30 Rock actress is only lukewarm about Twilight heartthrob Robert Pattinson.

“I think he’s a good looking guy, but I’m not that into him,” Bowden told PEOPLE of the British hunk while hosting the kick-off party to Daffy’s summer contest in New York City Thursday. “He’s not really my type.”