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When you’ve found deep and enduring love, you want the rest of your life to begin sooner than later. Jumping into making wedding plans is right for some couples and not for others. Here are a few legitimate reasons for delaying a wedding.
You Have Just Met
Rushing into marriage may work for some people, but the average couple needs a suitable amount of time to get acquainted and understand one another’s values, preferences and habits. Given the high divorce rate, it is often wisest to allow enough time to be confident that the person you are marrying is truly the person you can live with for eternity.
When Finances Get in the Way
Sometimes you’re secure in the love you have for each other, but financial difficulties truly make it difficult to plan a wedding. One partner may have a large amount of debt, making the other partner nervous about how a life together would look. In these cases, settling financial matters first is usually best before tying the knot.
Doubts About the Chosen One
Another reason to delay a wedding is when there are doubts. If you’re witnessing erratic behaviors in your partner or seeing character traits that are cause for alarm, this is a legitimate reason to postpone marriage until you have greater clarity.
Saving for a Special Wedding Day
For some couples, marriage delay is caused by the need to save enough to have the ideal wedding ceremony. After all, you hope to get married only once in your life, so the wedding day is truly a special day.