Marriage is exciting as it’s a new step in your life. Still, it’s easy to make mistakes. Here are the most common mistakes couples make going into marriage.
Marriage is an exciting part of life, and you should strive to get it right. Like most everything else in life, marriage will have its ups and downs, and the journey makes marriage so fun and exciting. However, with that said, there are some common mistakes that many couples make going into marriage that you can easily avoid, and if you continue reading, you can learn more about them!
Not Planning Enough
Marriage and the wedding itself are significant life events, and you must do all the necessary planning to prevent unforeseen issues. For example, when you get married and want a name change, you’ll need to jump through many hoops to make it happen. Then, you’ll need to update many work documents and financial records with your new name. Not being adequately prepared can leave you in a scary situation, unsure of how to proceed.
Similarly, a wedding is not something you can take lightly either. To ensure things go off without a hitch, you need a wedding planner to take care of everything. Wedding planning and being in the wedding yourself are incredibly stressful, and not having a wedding planner can make that more hectic.
Whether You Need To Sign a Prenuptial
Depending on your circumstances before the marriage, you may want a prenuptial agreement, but you’re unsure how to do it. Or you could not want a prenuptial at all. It can be intimidating for many couples as it brings more contracts and litigation into your marriage, but it could be necessary. Many couples enter into prenuptial agreements so that things can be fair between two parties and that there’s never too big of a power imbalance regarding debts and assets.
However, there are some important things to know before signing a prenuptial agreement. Prenuptials can take some time to draft up and get approved, so you should always start early and never wait until you’re close to the wedding date. Similarly, you can get a prenuptial yourself, but you should hire an attorney, as they can ensure things are fair and filed on time!
Not Discussing the Future
This mistake can seem weird, but many couples still make it and get hurt. You enter into a marriage because you love someone at the moment, but you should also make sure you’ll love their future selves. It’s easy to become blinded by love and not really sit down and discuss the future with your partner. Doing so is critical to ensure that you two are on the same page when it comes to topics like:
- Where you’ll live
- Home responsibilities
- Family commitments
- Access to friends
When you marry someone, you must understand you aren’t only marrying them at that moment—you are marrying everything they’ll want and be in the future. Start a good dialogue with your partner so you can be confident that they’re the person you want to spend the rest of your life with.
After learning about these common mistakes couples make when going into marriage, you can better go into your own and let your love shine! These mistakes aren’t the end of the world, but by avoiding them, you are laying out a much better foundation for your future.