12 Things to Do Before You Get Married
Just as important as finalising the guest list, but way more fun...
Buy yourself a trophy handbag before your finances merge and you risk his going into
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.”
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.
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