Marriage Preparation. What is the list?

@r_yuen (333)
Indonesia
September 9, 2007 11:49am CST
After having some conversations tonight, my girlfriend said she will be ready for marriage 1 year from now. WOW! It surprised me. Hehehehe... Because I haven't propose yet. But actually she knew that we have that plan to get married. Proposal? Sooner or later I'll do it. (Maybe I'm not a romantic person, huh? :) Never mind... ) Hehehe.... I'm so happy tonight. Maybe some of you who saw my posts about proposing your girlfriend and how to build a happy marriage knew that I was kind like preparing for my marriage. Yet I'm still confused about it. About what I'll face after marriage and so on. Well.. well.. I don't even know where to start writing this discussion. Hehehehe... I'm too happy tonight. I guess I'm happy, afraid, and worried at the same time. Happy because our love will be bound together very soon. Afraid because I don't know what I'll face after marriage. Some said, 1 to 3 years after marriage is a critical year. Worried because I have to prepare for my wedding ceremony. There will be so many things that I have to prepare and I can't miss a thing. After some discussions, we agreed for some preparations: 1. We will invite 300 people to attend the party. Mostly are colleagues and friends from church. The rest are families. 2. It's a buffet dinner and it's simple, not glamor one. 3. Our new apartment will be ready in 2009, which means before that, we will rent an apartment first. 4. We plan to have baby 1 year after marriage. Hmmm... I have to think about all the money I need when we add up 1 member in the family. :) 5. Honeymoon? My girlfriend never think of it. She said that everyday with me is like a honeymoon already. (What?? Hahahaha... I never thought about that.) But at least, I have to give her a happy honeymoon, right? After all, I love her and I'll giver her the best. Hmmmm.... what else? I hope I didn't miss important thing here? Friends... do you mind to give me inputs? Perhaps share from your experiences? I'll really appreciate it if you do so. Thank you very much.
3 responses
@williamjisir (22904)
• China
9 Sep 07
Having read what is narrated here, I think that you have been well prepared for the marriage. Going to get married, friend? May I have the honor to say in advance to you "Happy Marriage"? That's really a good plan of your marriage.
@r_yuen (333)
• Indonesia
9 Sep 07
Thanks william. But yet, dunno why, I'm still no feeling confident about it. Hey... can you share you experience? :) Would you mind?
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• China
9 Sep 07
Well, I was so happy before I got married, both my parents and parents-in-law helped a lot. I didn't work much for it, especially my parents, who have contributed a lot. We invited our friends to our wedding party for two meals--lunch and dinner. Oours is not a well-planned one as yours as ours was held in the nineties.
@r_yuen (333)
• Indonesia
9 Sep 07
Hmmm.. what I'm thinking is that the Chinese tradition like Tea Pai, where you kneel and give tea to your parents, etc. I dunno such kind of things... Hehehe... Do I have to go through all this customs?
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@Shustme (33)
• United States
13 Sep 07
Life is confusing wether you get married or not so if you think you can be married instead and be husband material(don't cheat,try to communicate, etc. etc.) I think you will be better off, specailly if you have found some qualities in your other half...
@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
9 Sep 07
You do seem well prepared, but be prepared for deviations or changes in plans. You'll have to be spontaneous since life and marriage love to throw curveballs. Oh and if you haven't proposed yet, here's my thread on marriage proposals. http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/1262085.aspx Have fun and good luck Yuen.