updated 11/18/2011 AT 3:00 PM ET
•originally published 11/19/2011 AT 9:10 AM ET
One month after Nikki Reed tied the knot with American Idol alum Paul McDonald, it appears the pair are still firmly in the honeymoon phase.
“The first year [of marriage] is not the hardest. Gosh, if this is the hardest, then it s gonna be easy breezy,” Reed, 23, told PEOPLE Thursday at Wired Magazine’s 7th Annual Store Kick-Off party in New York. “Even under the most stressful circumstances he and I are such a good team.”
And they’re in no rush to expand their family any time soon.
“I m not getting pregnant for a long time,” Reed said. “One day [I want to], it’s just not what I m thinking about right now, but I do. I’m young; he’s young [and] we want to be best friends and travel and do stuff.”
Saying the best thing about being married “is we get to be together 24 hours a day,” she also told PEOPLE there’s one adjustment they’re both having to make.
“Being married is amazing, but we are both still getting used to saying and hearing the words ‘husband’ and ‘wife,’ ” Reed said at Wednesday’s Cinema Society and DKNY screening of Breaking Dawn – Part 1 in New York.
“It’s a little weird at first, but it’s special and I’m really proud to be known as his wife and as Mrs. McDonald.”
The Twilight actress says she and McDonald, 26, have already mastered the art of dividing up chores – with one glaring exception.
“I’m trying to get him to do laundry,” she says, “but it hasn t happened.”
Reporting by PAUL CHI and JANINE RAYFORD