It’s one thing being engaged, it’s an entirely other thing being married.
Before you make the decision to walk up the aisle, there are some important factors to consider to ensure you are making the right decision for you.
1. Are you ready?
Are you ready to be attached to somebody for the rest of your life? To take on their family as well as your own?
2. Is he ready?
Is he doing this for the right reasons and not just because it is what he feels he should be doing at this stage in life?
3. Do you want the same things?
If he wants kids and you don’t, or vice versa, you may need to have a serious discussion before making any big life changes.
4. Is it realistic?
Do you have the means and maturity to be a married couple?
5. Do you want the marriage, or just the wedding?
Weddings are fun and everyone loves the attention on their big day, but are you ready for what comes after that too? We’re looking at you, Kim K.
6. Are you willing to be honest with this person for the rest of your life?
A marriage is based on love, honesty and communication, after all!
7. Is he the one for you?
Don’t ignore your heart. You’ll never regret following it.
8. Why did you say yes?
Look back to your engagement and see if the reasons you said yes are still applicable for saying I do.