pre-marriage


Planning a wedding without losing your mind

Under the guise of being unable to find the TV remote, my then-boyfriend lured me into my parents’ basement where he dropped onto one knee, told me he loved me and slipped a beautiful, sparkly diamond ring onto my left hand’s fourth finger. Between that time and a then-yet-to-be-determined point in the middle of our Mexican honeymoon, the rest was a complete blur.

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Myths and realities of extended families

Myth: After marriage, my relationship with his parents will be the same as when we were dating.

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So you’re engaged!: Part one

Will you marry me?

If you’re one of the many couples still giddy from becoming newly engaged, congratulations! Are you already beginning to plan your wedding? Or are you a little befuddled as to how to even begin?

Read more: So you’re engaged!: Part one

So you’re engaged!: Part two

Looking for budget-friendly ways to host a great wedding and still have enough to get by after the party’s over? Sticking to a budget isn’t always easy: Popular media would like us to think that having a perfect wedding day with all the perfect fixin’s is the most important thing – even more important than life after the wedding.

Read more: So you’re engaged!: Part two

Remarriage myths

Prior to our marriage 26 years ago, Joe and I were asked by a friend, “Aren’t you going to get premarital counselling?”

“Oh, we don’t need it,” I said with confidence. “We’ve both decided that our past mistakes prepared us for remarriage better than a class ever could.”

Read more: Remarriage myths

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