It’s all too easy to get swept up in the magic and excitement of getting married. However, it is a solemn commitment, and needs to be considered carefully! In fact, there are a few things essential to talk about with your SO, before you get even decide to get engaged. Read on to find out what they are.
Whether you want to get married?
I know it sounds daft, as a proposal is traditionally meant to be a surprise for the woman. However, in today’s consent driven, more equal society popping the question without having discussed it thoroughly with the other person first can be a recipe for disaster.
Whether you want a family?
Another crucial discussed that you will want to have before deciding to get engaged is if you wish to have kids or not. In fact, this can often be a deal-breaker in relationships if you do not share the same view.
Of course, it can be a challenging conversation to have. However, it’s always better to have this before you get engaged as it can be even more difficult if you have to call things off once you have started to get excited about a wedding.
What type of engagement ring you want?
Next, it’s wise to have a conversation about the type of engagement rings that you would like as well. Especially if the person that is popping the question is going to do so with a ring! Although it’s always possible to go and decide on one together later.
When and where you want the wedding to be?
Now, this may sound a bit premature, but it isn’t. After all, if one person wants to get married right away, but the other is dreaming of an elaborate destination wedding that will take a year to save up for you could end up in a pickle.
In fact, the last thing that you want to do when you first get engaged is to have to navigate a particularly tricky situation!. Therefore, by talking about it first, you can help to avoid this or at least reach a compromise that will ensure both parties stay happy in the run-up to the wedding.