So, you’ve either proposed or you’ve said yes to a partner who has proposed, and the chances are that you couldn’t be more excited about your big day. And it’s no wonder, because the concept of getting married is a truly exciting one and something that most people spend their whole lives looking forward to.
While the prospect of getting married is a truly exciting concept and something that it’s definitely worth being excited about, the truth is that there’s a lot (of non-wedding factors) that you should take the time to think about and consider before your big day. The reality is that there are a number of non-romantiac, important factors that it’s key you discuss before you tie the knot.
Wondering what these factors are and why it’s important to have an open and honest discussion about them? To help you out, below is a guide to some of the key things you might want to discuss before you get married.
Talk about whether to have a Prenup
A key topic to discuss before you get married is whether or not you should have a prenuptial agreement written up. For a lot of couples, the concept of a prenup is something that just makes sense, because it allows both members of the couple to protect their own personal assets should the marriage take a bad turn and end in a separation.
If you’re unsure about the ins and outs of a prenup or whether you need one, it’s probably a good idea to speak to a prenup lawyer to gain a better insight into the ins and outs of the process and how everything works from a legal stand point.
Consider if you’ll share a bank account
It may be that if you’ve already been living together for a while that you already have a shared bank account. However, if you have been holding off on sharing a bank account until you got married, you might be wondering how the process works and whether it’s right for you.
A lot of couples who open a joint bank account also opt to keep their own bank accounts as well, which gives both people their own funds, as well as having shared funds. This setup can work really well for most couples, especially if both people agree on how much to transfer to the joint bank account each month.
Discuss whether you want children
There’s a common misconception that everyone should have children, when actually that isn’t the case. Before you tie the knot with your partner, it’s important that you have discussed whether or not you both want children, as well as how you would like to build your family.
For instance, would you only want a biological family or are you both open to fostering and adoption. These are important questions to ask and discuss before the big day, to ensure that you’re both on the same page.
There you have it, a guide to some of the key things that it’s important to discuss before your big day.