12 Things to Do Be­fore You Get Mar­ried

Just as im­por­tant as fi­nal­is­ing the guest list, but way more fun...

Cosmopolitan (India) - - YOU, YOU, YOU - By Jes­sica Knoll

1

Buy your­self a tro­phy hand­bag be­fore your fi­nances merge and you risk his go­ing into

ana­phy­lac­tic shock.

2

Slip ev­ery now and then, and call him your boyfriend. When you know that (very soon) you won’t be able to re­fer to him by the B word ever again, it sud­denly sounds so sexy.

3

Have freaky­deaky sex un­der your par­ents’ roof. Once you’re bound to­gether in holy mat­ri­mony, get­ting it on wher­ever you want is of­fi­cially okay (and there­fore doesn’t feel

so naughty any­more).

4

If you haven’t ac­tu­ally moved in with him yet, cher­ish ev­ery sec­ond of be­ing able to get ready with your make-up and hair tools cov­er­ing the en­tire sur­face of your bath­room sink.

Se­ri­ously, cher­ish it.

5

Tell as many wait­resses at as many restau­rants as pos­si­ble that you two just got en­gaged, and en­joy that free cham­pagne like it’s go­ing out of style.

6

Put your foot down with a fu­ture in-law. Wed­ding plan­ning brings out the crazy in peo­ple, so there should be at least one fire to put out, and it will be good prac­tice for fu­ture quan­daries—like when your MIL in­sists that you spend ev­ery hol­i­day with her.

7

Friend all your exes, ex-crushes, and ex-hookups, and check out all their photo al­bums be­fore quickly un­friend­ing. It’s just weirder when mar­ried peo­ple do it.

8

Have your ring pro­fes­sion­ally cleaned by your jew­eller so it’s ex­tra sparkly on the big day. While your fin­ger is naked, go out and grab a drink solo...and shame­lessly flirt with a cute stranger one last time.

9

If you’re tak­ing his name, book a din­ner reser­va­tion un­der your own to hear the sweet, sweet sound of it spo­ken by some­one other than your dad (who will al­ways call you by his name any­way).

10

Use the phrase “I have to tell you some­thing” as of­ten as pos­si­ble be­fore peo­ple au­to­mat­i­cally as­sume you’re go­ing to fol­low that with “I’m preg­nant.”

11

Karaoke night with the girls. “All the Sin­gle Ladies”. Ob­nox­ious, chore­ographed dance moves in­cluded. Be­cause your en­thu­si­asm will just never feel as authen­tic as when you’re still tech­ni­cally sin­gle.

12

Come to terms with the fact that if Ryan Gosling ever hits on you, you can’t act on it. Sigh.

‘A taxi for one, please!’

Pre­tend­ing you’re in a mu­si­cal... works re­gard­less of mar­riage

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