Prenuptial Agreement

A prenuptial agreement is something that all couples should consider before they get married. This agreement outlines the terms that you and your partner must follow should you divorce or separate in the future. This provides you both with financial protection and security. Unfortunately, many couples overlook them in fear of being unromantic and rude. Some also don’t fully understand what they involve. But this can be a costly mistake to make that could leave you with very little should the worst happen. So if want to learn more about creating a prenuptial agreement, use the information in this guide to help you.

What should they include?

prenup1Prenuptial agreements should primarily include terms that relate to financial matters only. This can include debt, joint accounts, property distribution and university fees. Having an agreement in place ensure that these financial concerns are dealt with in a way that you are both comfortable with. Without a prenuptial agreement, the court will make the decision of how these issues are resolved. This could result in you paying more than you wanted to or could mean you a viable for your partner’s debt. Prenups should never include personal matters like child support, relationship terms, and family disputes. A judge will discredit any prenups that have non-financial based terms included.

When should you make one?

A prenuptial agreement is something that you and your partner will need to discuss at length until you reach a decision. So you should ideally give yourself a few months before getting one drawn up. Your marriage will need to take place at least 21 days after you create and sign your prenup. This might seem like a long time, but it gives you time to reconsider before making your commitment to each other. A judge might invalidate your agreement if you sign your prenup and get married in less time. This again could give them control over how your assets are divided. So it’s vital that you plan accordingly and give yourself the right amount of time to get your agreement drawn up and signed.

prenup2Should we get legal advice?

It will be beneficial for you both to get independent legal advice before agreeing to the terms laid out in your prenup. This should be done by two separate lawyers, who are both experienced in prenuptial agreements. Their experience and knowledge will be valuable and help you create a more thorough and concise agreement. They will be able to spot weaknesses in your agreement that you can resolve before you sign. Having legal advice will also ensure everything you include is legal and correct. Start looking for experienced and reputable lawyers to help get the process started.

Now you know more about what prenuptial agreements entail, you will hopefully feel more comfortable about making one. While some might consider them to be a bad omen, it’s wise to plan ahead just incase. Creating your agreement when there is no animosity will ensure you both get the outcome you want should your marriage come to an end.

Finding The Perfect Suits

Your bride-to-be has probably taken care of everything else, all that she’s asked you to do is choose yours’ and your groomsmen’s suits. The problem is, you just don’t know where to start. Don’t worry; we’ve got your back on this one.

suits1When it comes to selecting the perfect suit for you and your groomsmen, it’s not about the cost, but the cut. An expensive suit that’s badly cut can look horrendous. While a more budget-friendly suit that’s perfectly tailored, can look amazing. Remember, it’s all in the cut, not the cost.

Of course, it’s not just the cut that needs to be taken into account, also the colour, style, and whether the chosen design works well for everyone. You know how bridesmaid dresses can be a nightmare to choose because everyone has different body shapes? Well, the same applies when it comes to suit shopping for you and your groomsmen.

The good news is that suit shopping doesn’t have to be a nightmare. Take the tips and advice below on board, and you can ensure that you find the perfect suits.

Don’t rent

Renting might be a more affordable option, but there’s a lot of downsides to it. The suits aren’t tailored to your body, so they never fit properly. The other downside is that sometimes rented suits can look cheap.

Plus, you don’t really want to get married in something that someone else has worn, do you? Invest in your wedding and buy your tuxes – when you see the picture you’ll be glad that you did.

Go for tailored

suits2As we’ve mentioned above, the cut of the suit is what makes it. That’s why when it comes to choosing a suit style, it’s always best to go tailored. Regardless of yours’ or your groomsmen’s builds, a tailored suit is always the best option.

Make sure that the material you choose is a firm one, as thin, flimsy material won’t look or feel good. Even tailored suits made in flimsy materials don’t look good as the material isn’t strong enough to hold the cut. If you don’t want a suit that looks shapeless and scruffy, be careful to choose a material that’s firm and will hold.

Get the colour right

The chances are that your wife-to-be has told you what colour suit to go for – if she hasn’t make sure to double check. Once you find a suit in the colour she’s requested, it’s probably best to send her a picture to ensure it’s the right shade. The last thing you want is to select the wrong shade of grey and ruin the entire wedding!

Be selective about the accessories

As well as a suit, to go with it, you’ll need shoes, a tie, a waist coat, etc., as will your groomsmen. So it’s important to take your time when choosing these items, to ensure that you get them right. The chances are that your bride has told you what colour to go for, but if not, check. Once you’ve found ties, shoes, waistcoat, etc., in the desired shades, send your partner a picture so that she can give the colours a once over.

There you have it, everything that you need to know about finding the perfect suit for you and your groomsmen. Happy shopping!

Organising Your Seating Plan

When it comes to planning your wedding breakfast, one area that a lot of couple’s struggle with is seating plans. Working out where everyone can sit without upsetting or offending anyone is no easy task. It’s not just a case of sticking people in available spaces; you need to be systematic about your table planning. Of course, you could also opt to go for no seating plan – that’s something we’ll get to later on.

To make planning your wedding breakfast seating easier, we’ve put together this handy guide. Packed full of tips and tricks and do’s and don’ts, this guide will make getting your seating plans right, easier than you would think.

Don’t leave it until the last minute

Unless you want to spend the night before your wedding stressing about seating plans, don’t leave it until the last minute. Seating plans take a lot longer than you would think to perfect, and rushing them will only end in disaster. Aim to have your seating plans drawn up at least a week before your wedding. So that you don’t need to panic about your table plans as your big day draws closer.

Decide whether to have a top table

seating1Traditionally, every wedding had a top table. However, today, a top table isn’t a must. Normally, the bride and groom, along with the rest of the wedding party, sit at the top table. The top table normally is a long one that faces out to the rest of the wedding. However, not all couples like the idea of being on display.

Some couples choose to swap the traditional long top table for a circular one, which is perfectly fine. While others prefer to sit on a romantic table for two and choose to seat the rest of the wedding party on other tables. Remember, where you seat everyone is a case of personal preference. It’s your wedding, so you can do whatever you like when it comes to seating.

Be careful about where you seat parents

That being said, parents can be a tricky one to work out when it comes to seating plans. Some parents like to sit on the top table – if there is one, with the bride and groom, while others are happier sitting on another table. What’s important is that all parents are treated the same, so that no one gets upset.

If either of you has divorced parents and step parents to think about, it may be worth splitting up the sets of parents. That way, you don’t need to stress about any arguments or upsets. Seat each set of parents with their close friends or family members, so that everyone has people to talk to and spend time with.

seating2Switch things up

Of course, you don’t have to have a seating plan in place. If you’re not fussed, about where everyone will sit, then not having a seating plan could be a good option. Often, more relaxed wedding celebrations tend not to have specific seating. Instead, allowing guests to sit wherever they want to.

If you do opt to do this, it could be worth having a table reserved for you and your partner. This will give you a chance to have some much-needed one on one time and to spend some time enjoying each other’s company.

Seating plans can be a nightmare, but start planning early and there is no need to stress.

Disney Themed Wedding

Tradition might seem like a big deal when it comes to weddings, but it doesn’t have to be. You don’t have to have a classic white wedding; you can plan your big day however you want to. If you and your partner are big Disney fans, you could consider planning a Disney-themed wedding. There’s something beautifully magical about Disney. Making it the perfect theme for incorporating into your special day. Whether you’re fans of Mickey and Minnie Mouse, or love all things Disney, there are plenty of ways you can reflect this in your wedding plans. Here are some tips and ideas for planning a magical Disney-themed wedding.

disney1Deciding on the specific theme

Of course, Disney as a theme works well, but you also have the option of selecting a specific theme. If, for example, you’re mad about Cinderella or are obsessed with Beauty and The Beast, a wedding themed around one of these could be perfect. You can easily mix and match, but it might be easier to stick to one specific area of Disney. If you’re Disney princess mad, why not have a Disney princess wedding? The options are limitless; it’s just a case of deciding what will work best for you. As well as what’s wedding appropriate and will be romantic and stylish, as well as cute.

Choosing the perfect venue

For a Disney wedding, there’s no doubt about it; the venue has to be magical. Whether you opt to get married in a castle or a marquee, you need to ensure that you can transform the interior into a magical haven. Think fairy lights, candles in coloured jam jars, and beautifully laid banquet tables. The more magical your venue, the better. Of course, the exterior should also look amazing; that’s why a castle could be a good venue option. However, you can easily do up the outside of any venue to give it that magical feel. It’s just a case of getting creative and finding the right inspiration.

The save-the-dates and invitations

disney2Your save-the-dates and invitations are meant to give your guest a sneak peak into what to expect. As well as letting them know the details of your big day. The most important thing is that both your save-the-dates and invitations match and are themed around your wedding plans. For Disney inspired save-the-dates and invitations, have a browse online for ideas. If you’re going for a Disney princess themed do, opting for the ball invitation look could be ideal. Think glitter, ribbon and lots of swirly, twirly writing. There are plenty of ideas you can use for inspiration online. You could also re-watch a few of your favourite Disney movies to get an idea of what the ball invitations look like.

Focus on the little things

As with any wedding, when it comes to creating the perfect atmosphere, it’s all about the little things. The venue might be important, but it’s the small details that pull the whole celebration together. That’s why it’s so important to make time to focus on the little things.  For example, instead of toasting with champagne, opt to serve Alice in Wonderland style cocktails. Don’t serve a simple wedding cake, go for something a little more lavish. For a magical twist of wedding favours, give each guest a pot of magic fairy dust – aka glitter. Instead of having a regular sit-down meal, opt to organise an Alice in Wonderland style Mad Hatter’s Tea.

For a beautiful, Disney-inspired wedding, take note of the tips and ideas above.

How do you know they’re the one?

The most common question Googled by people in relationships is, how can you tell that your partner is ‘the one’?. You might be in love with your significant other but that doesn’t mean that they’re your soulmate, or does it? While some people claim to just know when they’ve found Mr or Mrs. Right, for others of us it’s just not that easy to tell.

If you’re panicking about whether your partner is ‘the one’, you’re in the right place. To help you decipher whether your other half is the person that you should spend the rest of your life with, we’ve put together this guide.

theone1Your friends and family love them

If your friends and family like your partner, that’s a good sign. These are the people that know you the best in the whole world, so if they don’t like someone you’ve got to wonder why. If most of your nearest and dearest love your significant other, then that’s a good sign that the two of you are meant to be. However, if you know your family aren’t sure about your partner, it might be time to ask them why. Sometimes it can simply be a personality thing, other times it can be because they think you deserve better. Either way, it’s best to know.

They’re your best friend

Your partner should be your very best friend. They should be the person that you can turn to to talk about anything. If you love watching superhero movies, it’s important that your partner does too. To work as a couple in the long-term, you and your partner need to have enough to talk about that your chatter never gets boring. You know how you could stay on the phone to your friend for hours chatting about anything and everything? Well, you and your partner should be able to do the same.

You share the same values

theone2The fact that you both love nights in munching pizza and watching Netflix is, of course, a good sign. However, you can’t base your relationship on that. If you and your partner are destined to be together for the long haul, you need to share the same values. Knowing that you both want kids and expect to split the childcare equally is a good sign. As is, knowing that when parenthood comes your way, you both expect to have at least an hour to yourselves, each day. It’s these kinds of shared values that make a fantastic basis for a successful marriage.

They make you feel good

Your partner should be your biggest fan. The moment something good happens to you – be it a promotion or a free trip to Paris, they start bragging about how amazing you are. Another sign that they’re ‘the one’, is that they do everything that they can to make you feel special. Be it opening doors for you, making you a cup of coffee for when you first wake up, or some other cute little gesture, it doesn’t matter. Your partner should always put you first and make every effort to make you feel good.

To recap, if your friends and family love them, they’re your best friend (or one of them), and make you feel good, they just might be the one.