Getting Married? Great! Here’s What You Should Know

Are you getting married soon? If so, then you will stand to benefit from the tips given in this article. I know how it feels to plan for getting married and having to rush things to get things in order. But you should know that it doesn’t have to come down to this. You can have an organized wedding and do it all on a shoestring budget.

It doesn’t matter if you’re getting married and you want to have a large or small wedding. You will stand to benefit from the tips in this article. I have helped many brides-to-be with their wedding plans and I can help you also. Let’s take a look at the first marital tip for you if you’re getting married soon.

1) Don’t break the bank

I know that getting married can get expensive but you should know that you don’t have to break the bank to do so. Getting married is a special event that should be all about dollars and cents. Instead, the love should be the main focus and if you can keep this in mind, you’ll be good to go.

You have to remember that getting married is a one-time thing. It will more than likely happen just once in your life so you don’t have to break the bank in order to have the wedding that you desire. In fact, you should try to learn how to plan a wedding on a shoestring budget just so that you can have a lot of money left over for the honey moon.

If a shoestring wedding doesn’t sound like a good idea for you, then there’s always the courthouse. Lol no I’m just kidding, just kidding. If you want to have a grand wedding, then you will obviously have to have your ducks in a row. Also, one of the first things that you will want to consider is if you want to hire a wedding planner or not.

2) Should you hire a wedding planner?

Wedding planners can be of tremendous help to you. A wedding planner should be your eyes and ears of the wedding. If weddings had a director like movies do, then your wedding planner is your director. Obviously they can be a good help for you but you will have to consider the cost of hiring one.

If you’re getting married and have recently got engaged, then the time to consider a wedding planner is now. Hire a wedding planner that has a lot of experience and years in their work because you want your wedding to be the best day ever – so keep this in mind when considering a wedding planner.

Now that you know what to consider, it’s time to go and get your marriage in motion.

Good luck with getting married and planning the wedding that you desire.

Daughter is Getting Married!

Has your daughter announced to you she is getting married? Now you are a mother of the bride, called MOB for short! So what do you need to do? Let us find out here!

The main aspect of being mother of the bride, is to make sure that you are supportive. In age old times, the mother of the bride would often be the one to do most of the planning.

Today however, you have much more of a calmer responsibility. It can be easy to start choosing what the wedding dress should look like, venue, etc, but the best thing that can be done is to be a support.

For the bride, a wedding requires a lot of planning. So the main aspect is support. Here you can be a great mother, because you can offer advice, as well as help pick the wedding dress.

There can be great bonding at this time. It is a good idea to offer assistance, and let the bride choose how much help she needs. It can be great when she hears that you will be there to help her, advice her, and go shopping with her to make her dream wedding become a reality.

There are many other ways that you can help, and also have certain responsibilities. For example, financially, you might be called upon to help! However, it a good idea to look at your own finances, to see just how much you can make that happen.

The next place where planning is a must, is to decide how many guests to bring along. Ask the bride and groom for the amount of guests you are allowed to bring.

Why Do People Get Married?

Why do people get married in these modern times, when so many couples live together anyway?

Add in the prospect of a new baby and the decision whether to get married or not can take on a little extra urgency!

It’s All So Tricky Today

When my folks were young, you courted, got married in your local church then gave up work and had babies. Simple.

But there are many more choices today… and no shortage of people clamouring to share their opinions with you about how, when and where to get wed. So let’s take a closer look at the question of why do people get married.

Marriage is about so much more than satisfying a dream about a white dress!

Here are 10 top reasons to get married that are just as valid today as they were in our parents’ time…

1. You have found Mr / Mrs Right

This one’s for keeps and you’re ready to share the rest of your life with this person.

You know and understand one another and want to spend your future growing ever-closer together.

2. You are both ready to make the ultimate commitment

Marriage is about so much more than a big dress and a great party for all of your friends and family. Marriage is a legally binding contract with legal requirements for both parties involved.

Marriage represents the ultimate commitment for many couples, even those who start off their relationship with a more informal ‘living together’ arrangement.

3. Someone to raise a family with

A happy, stable and loving family environment is one of the best gifts you can give to your children. But parenting is a tough job! Children thrive when nurtured by two loving parents and many of us still aspire to the traditional family model when considering starting a family. It also helps to have a loving partner to share those night-time feeds, toddler tantrums and perfectly normal parenting worries!

4. A great party with all your favourite people as guests

Most of us love a good party, and your wedding is one of the best excuses for a proper blow-out bash you will ever have.

Best of all, you get to draw up the guest list so only your favourite people will be celebrating with you.

You can still have a great party when you’re pregnant… just remember to switch the champagne for apple juice and be careful when choosing the menu!

5. Someone to share the good times with and the rough ones too

One of the best reasons to get married is knowing you will have a trusted companion who will celebrate life’s joys with you, and will always be there for you when the path gets rocky.

Every marriage hits bumps in the road… successful ones commit to find a way to navigate them together!

6. Financial Stability

These days, most of us are financially independent before marriage, but none of us know what the future has in store for us… although we can (and should) put financial plans in place to protect ourselves and our loved ones.

There’s no doubt that money troubles can be a big test of a marriage, but it’s also true that two can be better than one when times get tough!

7. Life-Long Romance!

No guarantees of course, but you’re certainly upping your chances of getting a lifetime filled with cuddles, Valentine’s cards and romantic ‘together time’ when you’re in a happy, committed relationship.

8. Trust

Trust takes time to build and is something to cherish. Entering into a marriage with someone you don’t trust, or with a partner who doesn’t trust you is like pre-booking your appointment with a divorce lawyer. If you have any doubts or concerns at all, you should talk about them now!

9. Someone you want to build a lifetime of memories with

We’ve all seen old folks reminiscing together about ‘the good old days’ or about something funny their kids did way back when.

These memories are a bond… a shared recollection of a lifetime of togetherness.

Once the first flush of passionate love has faded, solid marriages work as couples work to enjoy and share their time together, building up a store of memories to treasure for years to come.

10. Your Soul Mate

Still wondering why do people get married? One of the major attractions of marriage can be finding a soul mate… someone who loves you whatever life throws at you… even on the days when you are grumpy, irrational and unpredictable. Someone who wants to be with you, no matter what.