Getting married is not as easy and as romantic as those you see in movies. It entails a lot of responsibility along the way. You have to be ready for everything if you decide to pursue a marriage life. You do not have to rush anything because you might have tons of regrets in the end.
Here at Viral Strange, we have listed 25 things that you have to consider doing before getting married:
1. Visit your favorite travel destination with your friends.
We all have a place that we always thought of visiting, so do not hesitate to book that flight and make the best memories. Travel with your friends because it is also a different experience if you have people with whom you can share the wonderful experience. Travel while you can because once you get married traveling, will not be as convenient. You have to consider a lot of things like your partner and the budget.
2.Eat your favorite food.
Treat yourself to the yummiest food in your favorite restaurants. Do not feel guilty about spending money because you deserve that after days of hard work. Do not deprive yourself because food is life.
3. You have to save money.
While you have to pamper yourself with the best things and experience, you have to save money as well. It is a good thing to have the money that you spend for emergency purposes.
4. You have to get health insurance.
It is not all the time that we are healthy. There are days that we get sick, and we need hospitalization. Hospital bills are expensive, so having insurance will save you from it.
5. You have to try extreme sports and adventure.
For once in your life, you have to conquer your fears and test your limits. You have to try doing extreme sports and feel the adrenaline rush flowing to your veins. Challenge is yourself to new adventures. Life is too short for you not to try new things.
6. Go on a travel date with yourself.
Traveling alone is essential for you too. You will learn to be independent while exploring the place. You will discover amazing things about your character. Having alone time for yourself will allow you to reflect on your progress as a person. It will you to understand yourself even more.
7. Give back to your parents.
Although it is not your obligation to give back to your parents for all they have done to you, it feels amazing to pamper them since you are earning. They also deserve to experience whatever good things you are going through.
8. You have to learn how to swim.
Since you love going outdoor, especially the beach, you will make the most out of your beach getaways if you know how to swim. Swimming is fun and a good form of exercise too. You’ll gain experience while losing unwanted fats too.
9. You have to learn photography.
With the age of social media, learning photography is a plus point. Discover the hidden photographer in you. Aside from learning how to shoot a beautiful picture, you can do it as a sideline business too. You can start doing it with your friends until you start accepting clients if you are already confident about your portfolio.
10. You start your own small business.
Invest your money in the small business that you are passionate about than gadgets. Everything starts small, so do not hesitate to push for it. Build your own empire for now because you will benefit from it when it becomes a success. You will never get rich only by working 9 hours a day.
11. You can join an organization that represents the causes you stand up for.
It is never too late to join organizations that tackle issues you stand up for. It is not too late to speak for issues that matter in society. You will gain people new friends and make a positive change in society at the same time.
12. Party like there is no tomorrow.
When you get older, partying will never feel the same thing. You will never have the same energy as when you are younger. You will not have the same drive and energy to have fun until dawn while dancing to hot music. For once in your life, try to do it so you will not regret it. The most important thing is to always party responsibly.
13. Get drunk all night.
Too much alcohol is bad for your health, so you have to do it in moderation. While you are young, get drunk but drink responsibly. Do it now so when you get older and have other responsibilities, you will not regret not doing it when you are younger.
14. Learn how to play the guitar.
If singing is your hobby, then playing the guitar will make it even better for you. It will difficult at first to familiarise the chords, but you will make it. Be bold in doing something new. Test your capabilities!
15. Prioritize your mental health.
Having stable and healthy mental health is necessary. It allows you to make good decisions. It allows you to communicate better with other people. You should consider not engaging in any intimate type of relationship if you have issues within yourself. Most importantly, never be afraid to seek psychological and clinical help when needed.
16. Lose weight for better health.
While you can choose to be who you want, but being fit is the best choice. You have to be more conscious of your health when you get older. You have to exercise regularly and maintain a healthy diet too.
17. Ask yourself if you want to have kids.
Having kids is not for everyone. Marriage does not force you to have one. You have to tell your partner ahead of time about your belief in not having a child. Because if not, it might be an issue as you live together. If both of you agree to raise a child, then it is a good thing because you will be making collective efforts all the way.
18. Get to know your future in-laws.
You have to get to know your in-laws, for you to know the person you are marrying. You have to learn everything about them as possible so it will be easier for you to adjust. You have to get along with them for you to have a harmonious relationship. You have to love them too because you are already a part of their family too.
19. Address your insecurities.
If you want to get married, you should be secure with yourself. You can’t feel insecure about everything. You have to be confident with yourself because your partner is not there only to make you secure about yourself.
20. Reconnect or visit a friend that you have not seen in a while.
Visiting a friend that you have not seen for a while feels great. Reminiscing the memories that you have together is priceless. Sometimes, you have to make the first move to save the friendship. When that person means so much, you will really do everything to save the friendship.
21. Ask yourself if you are ready for the marriage life.
Being married does not stop after a grand wedding with your family and friends. It is a continuous responsibility that you have to deal with for your partner and yourself. If your gut feeling would tell you that you are not ready for it, then don’t. You will only create chaos for yourself and others. Marry someone because you are ready, not because people tell you to do it.
22. You have to consider the budget for the wedding.
Marriage is an intimate union of two hearts willing to commit to each other. You should set the celebration based on your budget. You do not have to invite everyone you know, only those that really matter. You do not need to spend so much, because what is important is the love for each other. But if you can afford an expensive wedding, then go ahead since it is also once in a lifetime.
23. Have more patience.
Married life will reveal each other’s attitudes since you are living under one roof. There will be unwanted behaviors for sure, so you have to be more patient and understanding. It takes open communication to address issues together.
24. You must be sure with the person you are marrying.
Getting married is not a game that you can get out of once you are already bored. It takes a lifetime commitment to stick with each other. You have to be sure that the person you are marrying is your perfect fit. Not someone who completes you, but will give more reasons to live life happily.
25. You are willing to make sacrifices for each other.
Marriage means you are willing to make sacrifices. There will sad days for sure, so you have to be there for each other. If you do not have a complete understanding of how married life works, then you should not do it. A mature and strong mind is what you need to stay even when the road gets rough.
Getting married has no timeline. If you do not want to tie the knot, then that is alright. You have to make decisions that will give you long-lasting happiness. You have to be careful because your happiness is at stake. Do not pressure yourself because if it is for you, then it will happen at the right time.