Friday, November 19, 2010

Weddings Become Marriages

Getting Married
should be about
the Marriage and
not just about
the Wedding.

So many Brides
get caught up
in planning a
perfect Wedding,
they don’t think
about the “Ever After”.

I am a firm believer in
Marriage and “Happily Ever After”.

That doesn’t mean that everything in
your life after your Wedding will always
be perfect, but if your expectations aren’t
unrealistic you can have a very happy life

When you go through the good times, it is so
wonderful to have someone to share and enjoy
those times with, and when times are tough,
you have someone by your side to help you,
and you can work through them together.

The secret is, not having any secrets from
each other.

That doesn’t mean that you need to report to
each other on every little detail of your life,
but that you always share your feelings and
opinions with each other.

You can agree to disagree, but at least you are talking.

Pick your battles carefully, everything is not worth
fighting about.

Starting with the day you say “I Do” to each other,
work together as a unit and you can accomplish so
much more in life.

Don’t try to change each other, just accept each others
faults and focus on your strengths.

Work to bring out the best in your partner, and allow
them to bring out the best in you as well.

Always make time for each other, and remember why you
fell in love, and you should stay in love for the rest
of your lives!

A few “Words of Wisdom”
shared with you from
Debbie Christensen, Publisher
of The Wedding Guide.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Laws Concerning Marriage

A man and
woman must
follow certain
laws when they
The United States
and Canada have
basically the same
marriage laws.
Neither nation has
federal marriage
laws, but each
state and province
has its own

In all except four states,
both the man and woman must
be at least 18 years old to
marry without parental consent.
Nebraska and Wyoming require
a couple to be at least 19.
Mississippi and Rhode Island
have a minimum age of 21.
Most states allow people to marry
as young as 16 with parental consent.
In some states, a person under age
16 needs a judge's permission to marry.

According to law, both the man and
woman must freely consent to marry.
If a person is forced or tricked into
marrying against his or her will, a
judge will annul (cancel) the marriage.

State laws prohibit close relatives from
marrying each other. Laws also forbid
a person to marry if he or she is married
to someone else. A person who marries
a second time while a first marriage is still
in effect commits the crime of bigamy.

Some states permit a couple to marry even
if the bride or groom cannot be present at
the wedding ceremony. However, another
person must serve as a proxy (substitute)
for the absent bride or groom.
This type of marriage is called marriage by proxy.

How much fun would that be?

If an unmarried couple live together as
husband and wife, a court may declare
them married after a certain period of time.
The time period varies among the states
that permit such common-law marriages.
It is usually several years. A couple do
not have to have a license or wedding
ceremony for a common-law marriage.

Again I ask, how fun is that, without any celebration!