“Will My Husband’s Family Finally Like Me Once We’re Married?”

This may be one of the largest growing pains of all when it comes to getting married, but no one really talks about it.

You’re getting more parents. Not “different” parents – I’m assuming the original mom and dad who changed your diapers and gave you life aren’t going anywhere – these aren’t replacement parents, they’re just… additional parents.


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Six Unique Ideas In Lieu Of A Wedding Registry

It’s not that I’m not jazzed about the idea of someone buying us a gravy boat and a cheeseboard that we’ll only use “when company comes over”, but the idea of putting it on some list and asking someone to buy it for us… I don’t know. It just feels a little…

“Icky” isn’t the right word. But when you and your fiancé are almost thirty years old, with decent jobs and a fully stocked apartment… I’m sorry, why are we asking Grandma to buy us a $75 gravy boat? Isn’t she basically living off of her life savings at this point?

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“I Don’t Know If I Want To Take My Husband’s Last Name”

Assuming your husband didn’t offer your family a goat in exchange for your hand, there is no hard and fast rule that says that you have to change your last name.

This tradition originated during the days of Charlemagne and Alfred the Great (AKA: so long ago that people were referred to as “the Great”) when women lacked an independent identity from their husbands. Back in those days when a woman got married, their fathers – who “owned them”, I guess – were literally giving them away as property to their new husbands.. (It actually says that if you dive into the history of all of this – women were considered “property”.)

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How To Create A Realistic Wedding Budget

Talking about money – especially talking about money with your future in-laws – can be a pretty uncomfortable topic. You might as well be telling them about that time when you got wasted at a frat party freshman year and –

You know what, there’s a chance they could read this. I’m not going to finish that story.

Early in the planning stages of our wedding (when my “planning” process still consisted of “Pinterest”), I decided that our budget was going to be a nice round number of thirty thousand dollars.

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What To Write In A “Thank You” Card

Thank you so much for the – no, wait. Does the “so” make it seem insincere? Thank you so much? Let’s try it without the “so”.

Thank you for the……. but does that seem too generic? Like I’m only writing a thank-you card because my mom told me to write a thank-you card?

I really appreciated the…. WE really appreciated the…uh… the thing that you bought us. Crap, what did they buy us again?

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