Marriage – Relationships

Is a Prenup Right For Us?

What is a Prenup? A prenuptial agreement is a legal contract between a couple before they are married. It sets rules about how each person’s assets will be split up in the case of divorce. It’s safe to say that the stigma around prenuptials isn’t going away anytime soon. Talking about divorce before you even get married can really put a damper on those blissful feelings. However, many lawyers will tell you it’s one of life’s necessary evils. Who Needs One? Prenups are popular in Hollywood and generally wealthy couples in order to protect their riches. But it’s perfectly all right for a couple of lesser means to sign a prenup for their own reasons. Prenups can be used in cases where the couple has children from a previous marriage,


6 Post-Wedding To-Do's You Probably Forgot About

You’ve made the vows, drank the champagne, and honeymooned on some tropic isle—what more is there to do?! Actually, there is real life after the plane ride home. Here are 6 things to add to (or begin) your honey-do list that you might have forgotten about. You’re welcome. Tie up the loose ends of the wedding knot The wedding isn’t over just yet! Remember all those waffle irons in the corner of your bedroom and the cake frosting that got smeared on your ball gown? Tie up some of the loose end like registry returns and gown cleaning. Most stores are pretty lenient when it comes to newlyweds and gift returns, but it is much easier to return those ugly candle holders sooner than later. Organize the gifts into piles by store, then devote


How To Avoid Celebrating Your First Wedding Anniversary With Bankruptcy

New York City fashion designer Vera Wang once mused, “I love a black wedding dress.” And many brides agree, as the trend is coming back into style. However without sticking to a budget, brides may find themselves wearing a black dress to mourn the loss of their finances! The website MSN Money reports that getting married comes with a wealth of financial benefits. Some of these include building a better credit score, combining expenses, and sharing employer benefits ( But for some couples getting married seems to have more financial disadvantages. Spending $1500 per Month at the Mall When I got married, it seemed everyone was ready to give me presents. What a coincidence, because I really love getting presents.


Thinking Of Popping The Question? Here's How To Do It Right!

If your relationship is going well and you’re thinking of taking it to the next level, it’s time you started to think about getting married. Marriage is a wonderful union, a chance to make vows and promises to each other as well as an excuse for a good old fashioned knees-up! Traditionally it is customary for the man to propose to the woman, although it is done the other way round too. If you’re thinking of popping the question then it pays to think through how to do it first. Here’s our guide to getting it right, and securing a ‘yes’! Are You Sure? Without wanting to rain on your parade, your first step is to be absolutely sure that you are doing it for the right reasons. A marriage proposal should be carefully thought out, and


How Involved Should Your Man Be In The Wedding Preparations?

It’s quite simple to forget there’s another person involved in your wedding. With the way a lot of the planning happens, you’d think the groom was a third-party. Brides to be have different views on how involved their partners should be in the wedding preparations. Some want everything to themselves and others get frustrated at the lack of input from their partners. The answer to this age-old conundrum is, it depends on your man. Don’t Get Greedy You should never commandeer the entire wedding for yourself, unless your soon-to-be husband wants you to. The problem is not every man will say something when their fiances are in full wedding mode. They don’t want to cause any conflicts so they’ll keep their mouths shut. Please


5 Great Things To Do With Your Wife On Your Anniversary

There are hundreds of special things you could do on your anniversary, but this year you should maybe do something special. Not because this year is somehow different from any other year, but just because you want to show your wife how much you love her. I bet she has done a lot to help you out this year, so try to make her big day something she will never forget. I know you're not the greatest in the world at coming up with ideas, so today is your lucky day because we're going to look at some great ones you can use. Take your wife horseback riding When your wife was a little girl I bet she wanted a pony. She probably asked her parents a thousand times, but they just couldn't say yes because they didn't have the money. If she didn't


Eight Things Not To Do Now That You're Engaged

So he’s popped the question, you’ve said yes and you’re now the proud owner of both a loving fiancé and a ridiculously shiny engagement ring. Before you rush out and tell everyone you know however, it’s important to take a breath. With all the excitement of getting engaged comes a strange tendency for people to make some rather silly mistakes. And if you’re not careful, you can easily find yourself hampering your wedding day before you’ve even started planning it. Here are eight things not to do now that you’re getting married. Don’t Try to Rush Things Most engaged couples are shocked to discover just how much time goes into planning the perfect wedding. It’s therefore very important to give yourself plenty of


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