Post # 1
I don’t mean the big things like hospital visitations and insurance… I mean small things, benefits or perks that you would never have gotten as a boyfriend and girlfriend/engaged couple.
I’m just days after my wedding and already had one! DH and I arrived back in Korea today after our trip back to the US for the wedding, and when we got home, DH had to go back out and head down to the city just to the south of us to go pick up our dog from his luxury doggy summer camp where he’s been staying while we’ve been away.
The original plan was for us to go down together, stay one night in the hotel (it’s a bit of a trip after a LOT of a trip, some rest is needed), then pick up the dog and head home in the morning, but there were a lot of chores to do when we got home so we agreed: one of us does the chores, the other goes to get the dog. He wanted to go get the dog.
I was worried at first that the hotel wouldn’t let him in, since it was JUST my name on the reservation, and it went fine (he had my booking credit card/an ID of mine) only because he was able to say “it’s my wife’s.” If I had been his girlfriend, they’d have turned him away. Which is silly of them, but still true.
(He keeps a snapshot of our marriage certificate on his phone just in case anyone is dubious, which I think is kind of cute and oddly has managed to come in handy twice in the one week we’ve been married.)
Any little married-life-perks you’ve had?
Post # 3
Due to be married in 4 months so curious to hear other experiences and perks of married life!
Post # 4
@hislittlepenguin: Bump as well as I will be legally married in less than 3 months!
Post # 5
Bump! Getting married in three weeks!
Post # 6
Being “married” makes you sound like a Serious Adult Individual. I can only imagine how much that will increase once we have kids.
Post # 7
DH and I didn’t live together before marriage and now that we are married it makes things so much easier! For example, if my family went camping, we would have to sleep in separate tents and now we don’t lol it’s something small but awesome!
Post # 8
My husband and I didn’t live together before we were married. We used to live about 20-30 minutes apart and if we were busy with work or school we usually wouldn’t see each other. Sometimes, while we were dating, we’d see each other 1-2 times a week. Now we see each other all the time. I mean, that’s to be expected and all but it’s been so wonderful <3
Post # 9
@SuperDuperBrit: I agree with this also! It makes it so much easier to spend time together =)
Post # 10
@Bebealways: We didn’t live together before marriage and we were also long distance, so the perks are endless. The two main ones are that I don’t have to wonder when I can make my next trip to see him, and I don’t have to deal with skype cutting in and out on our “date nights.” It was also kinda cool when I went to the dr and put him as my next of kin and emergency contact. And he was able to pick up a prescription for me. In general I’m loving being married.
Post # 11
- Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!
We aren’t married yet but since we own a home together we’ll get a huge tax break once married. Both of our car insurance premiums will drop significantly (and we both have 100% clean records). My FI will be able to use all the facilities at my university (the health clinic, the gyms and will get free passes to events with me). He can get a transfer for work and won’t have to commute 140+ miles per day. Typing this is making me wonder why we just don’t go to the courthouse tomorrow lol
Post # 13
Some car rental companies allow you to add a spouse (or domestic partner) as an additional driver at no additional charge. If you aren’t married then you have to pay for the additional driver.
Post # 14
I am a teacher too, and love having the “Mrs.” sign on the classroom door.
We also did not live together before getting married. I love spending every single night together, watching TV shows together, not having to talk by phone all the time. I love being able to get (and give) hugs and kisses every single morning when we wake up, and every night when we come home from work.
Things also are easier financially. I don’t have to watch every little penny anymore. I love being able to spend more freely on little things. If I’m short on cash, DH gives me “pin” money and I love it!
Post # 15
No one asked for my ID on our honeymoon. Not once! I usually get carded every single time it’s necessary, usually with comments about how I “look SO young”.
I was at an event with an open bar, and watched a girl, who looked about my age but didn’t have a ring, get turned away because she forgot to bring her ID. Meanwhile, I was up at the bar all night grabbing drinks without issue. I guess people figured that, if you’re married, you’re probably over 21.
I joked with DH that night, “Look at what you’ve done to me! I used to get carded every time, EVERY TIME. Suddenly I get married, and now people think I’m OLD.” Haha. 😉
Post # 16
He always fills my car up with petrol for me:)))