planning to get married

Maybe you’re in love and want to marry your better half as soon as possible! But how do you know if you’re ready to get married? There are a lot more in marriages than love. Financial stability is one.

Marriages are not only about two persons, but it is also about two families. A simple mistake will affect both families.

Things to keep in mind when planning to get married

Conflict is Inevitable: When you’re going to marry someone (or are in honeymoon phase), it seems like you won’t fight ever or that your spouse has any annoying habits. However, regardless of how much a couple loves each other, arguments happen in every marriage. The best way to solve it is by communicating as a mature couple. It's Her Norm to think what to talk about when you're married. So put in the effort to talk to your significant other too!  It takes two people to keep a marriage alive! 
  1. Discuss what cheating means to you: For some people, their spouse talking with someone of the opposite gender is cheating, while others are ok with a more open marriage. Ask each other what does betrayal mean to you? Talking about it before getting married can prove beneficial in the future.
  2. When the going gets tough, talk it out: In our world today, people prefer getting rid of relationships that are not working for them. Many young couples get divorced within five years of their marriage. Unless you’re experiencing intolerable behavior (or have been cheated), you can work it out.
  3. You don’t always feel in love: You might be the perfect couple out there, but there will be times when you feel like you are a lot different than your partner, and you’re not in love. In those times, it is important to stay grounded and true to why you are together in the first place.

There are other things as well that can help you plan your marriage effectively such as:

When there are Few Months to Marriage

If you both (you and your soulmate) have been dating for a few years, then you most probably know each other well. In that case, you should start planning post-marriage things. These things include when to have children, sexual faithfulness, and your future plans.

If you have started dating recently, then you should spend some time understanding each other. Marrying a stranger and hoping you’ll get compatible over time can create problems in the future.

Also, communicate about everything. Your secrets, things you’re comfortable with, something that you hate. This will ensure a smooth relationship even after marriage.

Marriage Expenses

When it comes to marriage expenses, jewellery takes up to 30% of the budget. From gold wedding rings to necklaces to earrings. The list is never-ending.

It’s important to discuss who will bear how much of the marriage expenses. As per the latest trend, both families contribute an equal amount.

You should also keep a budget cap. This will prevent you from going overboard your budget.

Before Tying the Knot

Before you tie the knot, ask yourself, are you sure you want to get married? Many times, people marry because their family wants them to. If that’s the case, you might not be the happiest person in the marriage.

Also, ensure that you don’t have any debt. It’s unfair to make a shared burden out of personal debt.

Remember, it’s ok to marry simply. But it’s not okay to take a personal loan and spend a huge amount on the wedding. Make a savings plan in advance and manage resources accordingly.

Managing Finances

Managing finances is not only about talking about how you can meet monthly household needs. It is also about discussing your future plans.

It’s crucial to discuss your financial situations openly. Remember, transparency is the key to managing finances. Discuss your individual risk-taking capacity and craft a long-term financial plan that works for both of you. It will help you lay down the foundation for future financial goals.

While most people get a joint account post-marriage, it’s up to you whether you want to continue with your individual account.

While there are a lot of things that go into a marriage, we have outlined the most basic yet important aspects of it. In the end, express love, plan your expenses, communicate everything, and you’ll lead a successful married life.