There’s nothing more lovely than seeing two people get engaged. They’re about to start their life with each other and announce their love to the world. Yay! Though, exciting as this time is, there are some important things to consider when getting engaged, y’all. It’s not a decision to be taken lightly.
Y’all, I watch some wedding planning programs on TV, and I’m shocked by the amount that people spend on the occasion. That’s why couples need to get on the same page about budgeting before they get engaged. Y’all should start by thinking of ways to save money on your wedding reception. You don’t have to spend a small fortune for it to be the most special day of your life. Don’t forget to talk about finances beyond the wedding, too. Make sure that you and your partner have the same spending patterns, so no one’s surprised during the honeymoon phase of the marriage.
Another thing to consider when getting engaged is if you both want children. Y’all have to be on the same page about this so that you both have the future you want. Remember, there’s more than one way to have a baby these days, too. So, discuss whether adoption or surrogacy is an option for you guys before you tie the knot.
There are so many sitcoms on the air where in-laws are too involved in the character’s lives. Unless you want to end up like Everybody Loves Raymond, y’all better talk about how involved you want each other’s families to be in your relationship. Will you see them every day? Who will you spend the holidays with? Will your in-laws move in with you as they get older? These are all important questions to ask before getting married.
I love every little thing about love, y’all. I want everything to remain sunshine and rainbows for every couple, but sadly, that’s not the way the world works. Y’all need to have some crucial conversations before getting engaged so that no one’s heart is broken down the line.