Everyone loves a wedding. The blushing bride walks down the aisle, dressed in a sumptuous dress, her husband to be waiting for her with a happy smile on his face. Most of the time the wedding photographs say it all: lots of happy smiling guests and a gloriously scenic day.
However, marriage is not for everyone. Some people have massive commitment issues and the thought of getting hitched brings them out in a cold sweat. So if you are unsure about your forthcoming nuptials, here are five reasons why people say: “I do!”
1. You Are In Love
Love makes the world go round. Being madly in love with your fiancée and wanting to spend the rest of your lives together really is the best reason on earth to tie the knot. There are other factors involved, obviously, but if you both love each other, everything else fades into obscurity. However, if you are the type of person who falls in and out of love at the drop of a hat, do not rush into marriage as you may wake up on the honeymoon and realise you made a terrible mistake.
2. You Love a Good Party
The best bit about attending a wedding is that you get to enjoy a fabulous party at someone else’s expense. Wedding receptions usually involve copious amounts of food, alcohol, and music, which are the three key ingredients for a great party. The only downside to this is that if you are the bride and groom, you have to foot the bill, but because it’s your party, you will be the centre of attention. So party on and enjoy your night in the limelight.
3. You Are Religious
A lot of people choose to get married for religious reasons. By virtue of their religion, they are not allowed to live as man and wife without being officially married. This is of course a great reason to tie the knot. Spending quality time apart really does start to wear thin after a while, so the sooner you can wed, the sooner you can enjoy the perks of married life.
4. You Are Broke
On the face of it, being broke should be an excellent reason not to plan a wedding. But if you are lucky enough to be marrying someone very rich, tying the knot will solve all of your financial woes. Assuming you have been up front about your cash flow issues, your other half should be more than happy to clear your debts and fund your lifestyle once you are living in wedded bliss. And if they refuse, why on earth are you with them?
5. You Are Expecting
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Millions of women have children out of wedlock and these days society is a lot less forgiving. But although there is nothing wrong with having children outside of marriage, getting married before the baby arrives gives you far more emotional and financial security. So bear this in mind when weighing up the pros and cons of marriage.
Marriage is a serious emotional and financial commitment, so never rush into getting married on a whim or you could end up regretting your decision for a very long time.
Andy Rand, the author of this post, works for JS Photography, one of the best team of professional photographers in Sydney. Apart from photography, he loves travelling and has a keen interest in anthropology.