Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Making Decisions Together as a Couple

Although some couples seem to always want to go back-and-forth over this and that, many couples always find a way to avoid the major disagreements that can come between them.
That said getting engaged and ultimately married are two of the biggest stepping stones in life for millions of men and women. When the timing is right for both, the results can be magical.
Finding the special person who you can discuss matters with and ultimately come to satisfactory conclusions with doesn’t have to be as hard as it can appear at times.
So, do you and your significant other always (or almost always) come together on decisions that are in the best interests of both of you?

Communicating on the Perfect Engagement and Wedding

In order for couples to find common ground on each and everything they do moving forward, it is important that communication always be a top priority.

For example, finding the right engagement ring is a major item of importance for many men (not to mention the woman receiving it).

With some guys, money is tight, so they may have to scale back their choices. Others, however, will stop at no expense to satisfy the most important person in their life.
When looking for the right engagement ring, there are a plethora of choices out there.
Whether guys (or couples) opt for moissanite rings for your engagement or another such brand, remember to consult your girlfriend on what means most to her.

So, does that mean that your lady will get whatever ring she wants?
In many cases the answer is yes. In other cases, however, the answer may very well be no.
Couples should look to see what is in their best interests moving forward, especially when it comes to finances.

In some instances, the woman may inform her other half that she would rather he spend the money going towards a pricey engagement ring for a less expensive piece of jewelry.
She may also say her choice is that he forgo the engagement ring altogether, instead putting that money towards the wedding or honeymoon. Perhaps it might even go for a down payment on a residence the two are considering buying together.

When it comes to the wedding day, once again, cutting back to a degree and saving some money is by no means the end of the world for a pair.

Among the ways to go about this:

·         Opt for a smaller wedding – While most women dream of a big wedding, many others know that from a financial point of view, that is not always possible. With more couples paying for (or at least a portion of) their weddings these days, sometimes it is in everyone’s interests to scale things back. Either have a smaller church wedding or forgo the church altogether. If you’re okay with a civil ceremony, you will save a ton of money on location and more;
·         Go with a smaller reception – Even though the reception is a time for all the participants and invited guests to celebrate the marriage of a man and a woman, it is also okay to cut expenses here. Having the reception in a small facility, outside in a yard or park setting or even at one’s home will again cut down on expenses. The number of people you invite can also be limited to immediate family and friends, thereby again reducing the costs involved;
·         Delay the honeymoon – Yes, many couples jet, sail or drive off on their honeymoons shortly after the wedding and reception have ended. That said postponing the honeymoon for a later date (or not having one at all) is another way to reduce the expenses. You can always put the funds you were going to spend on the honeymoon towards items for your new home together. Another option is taking a shorter, less expensive honeymoon. You still get quality time together, but your wallets and purses are a little heavier. 

For men, putting a smile on your woman’s face is ultimately the goal.

When you put both your minds together, you can save money on engagement rings, weddings, honeymoons and much more.

Yes, making decisions together as a couple is something you never want to take for granted.

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