Everyone is different, and in so many ways too, but marriage is something that almost everyone will take the time to seriously think about at one juncture or another in their life. For many people, settling down with a partner and starting a family of their own is the main point that they are looking to reach. Others are much more aloof when the subject of marriage is brought up and it may very well be the case that this is a topic that is simply not on their agenda.
The picture can alter dramatically over time however, and even those who were once fiercely opposed to the thought of dedicating the rest of their life to someone can change their mind. It is impossible to be absolutely certain that something will turn out to be the right choice and marriage is the perfect example of this. However, there is a definite difference between going down the route of getting married because you have fallen for someone and actually making sure that you have thought long and hard about all the details and possible eventualities. These are the biggest things to consider before you go any further with marriage plans and the clearest signs that it may be time to commit yourself.
Are you putting important issues aside?
Falling in love is one of the most exciting experiences you can ever have but it can make you do unexpected and sometimes illogical things. One of the prime examples of this in practice is being fully aware of potential problems with your other half, such as a strong temper, but ignoring them. There is always the potential for these issues to rear their head in the future so if you have been putting certain things aside then ask yourself why this is the case.
Are you excited about the marriage or the wedding?
Everyone loves a good wedding and when all goes to plan on the day it can be a wonderfully momentous and memorable celebration. As fantastic as a day like this has the potential to be it is vitally important to try to look beyond it and at the marriage itself. Consider whether the good parts of getting married to this person outweigh the drawbacks. For example, will being tied to them in a financial and legal sense be worth it for the time you get to spend together? Getting married somewhat impulsively may be extremely exciting but will it provide you with the solid foundation that you require?
Can you imagine life without them?
It is easy to get caught up in the rush of being infatuated with someone but over time you should be able to step outside of this to make more considered decisions about your future. If after a considerable period in a relationship with this person you still cannot imagine life without them and you have talked about and agreed upon the things you both want together then this could be your sign to move ahead and go for it.
Katy Palmer was together with her partner for two years before they tied the knot and when it came to flowers and other accessories for their big day Silk Blooms were ideal.