(Closed) Why are you getting married…?

posted 6 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
4431 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

He’s my best friend…we tell eachother everything and can talk for hours.  We share the same values.  He knows what i’m thinking or going to think in a situation…he knows me inside out and vice versa.

Over 5 years and he still makes me smile, and I still get butterflies from time to time.


Post # 4
1040 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Hmm we’ve asked ourselves that and I felt like marriage wasn’t for me until last year. The answer? I think it will be nice to have our “day” together to share with our friends and family and show our commitment to each other, kind of like marking the next chapter in our lives. It will also make his family so, so happy and I think people will generaly take us more seriously as a couple (although I wish that wasn’t the way things were).

Post # 5
110 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I THINK IF SOMEONE CAME UP TO ME AND ASKED THIS I WOULD BE A LITTLE OFFENDED. SOUNDS LIKE SOMETHING SOMEONE WOULD ASK WHEN THEY DONT THINK YOU SHOULD BE GETTING MARRIED. Just reaslized thats all in caps but to lazy to delete 🙂 Not saying your question is rude, just saying how i would feel if a friend or family member asked me.

Dont we all get married because we cant imagine living our lives without our significant other?

Post # 6
4415 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Haha are we allowed to give stupid answers?

If so, I married Darling Husband because the Army would pay us more, because I can’t move bases with him unless we’re married, and because my maiden name was a mouthful and I REALLLLY wanted to get rid of it. Smile

Post # 7
3357 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I got married because he’s my best friend and I wanted to spend the rest of our lives together. Being without him is a scary thought

Post # 8
1513 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

because i want a kitchen aid mixer 😉

Post # 11
2783 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I hate when people ask that question-it’s none of your damn business why I’m getting married, and I certainly don’t make you justify why you’re single (although if you’e this rude I could venture a guess).

When people ask me that I usually give them a smart-ass response like “because I like his last name better” or “because I want someone to pay all my bills-I really like shoes”. Ask a stupid question….

Post # 13
3830 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@smartandcute2boot:  this made me laugh. Too lazy to delete. 


I dont get why someone would ask that? Do you answer emotionally, legally, economically? There are a million different reasons. 

Post # 15
485 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Ok – I’ll answer seriously.


Because I want to build a life WITH him rather than just have him in my life.

Post # 16
7977 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

Gosh… I suppose…

1. Emotional. I still believe that marriage is the best environment in which to raise children. Because it is legally hard to leave, you are also forced to work through things more (that said, I think we do a pretty good job of that now). I also want to publically commit to my best friend and favourite person in a show of our love. Finally, I want a big party, both because it will be fun and also because I want to pay back my family for all the love and attention they have shown me over the years.

2. Financial. You get tax breaks if you are married. You also get certain legal rights with regards to your spouse. I will also get a share of his pension… I have no pension at all otherwise. None of these things apply to cohabiting couples where I live.

3. Religious. I believe that declaring your vows before God is a powerful thing, and provides a solid basis for our future relationship.

So… largely unromatic then…

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