Finances & Fiancées: Getting Married When You Already Have A Family Together

by | Jun 14, 2017 | Life

It’s a big part of the modern world now, people are happy as they are, and they don’t need a piece of paper to show the world that they are content and are committed to one another. This is great, but for a lot of people, especially those who have children together, the pressure to get married is something that is still very much around. There are so many factors, but is it worth getting married when you already have a family? Let’s look at it closer.


The Engagement


For a lot of couples, the fun and the anticipation building up to the big day, and even before, is something that makes you savour the happy moments you have as a couple. For a lot of people, they still think about marrying before having children. But if you have children already, it would be fun to go shopping for diamond engagement rings and picking out the ones you really like. It’s part of the whole joy of the engagement period, and for the person proposing, the anticipation of popping the question is one of the real pleasures in life. For those that have kids, getting married might be a solidification of their love for one another.


The Finances


This is a big one really. If you don’t have the money to get married because your children need new clothes and that other essential, food, then it’s no surprise that you can’t afford to get married! But there are ways around it. It all depends on what you envisioned your big day as. The money will always be a problem when you have kids, and there will never be enough of it. So, if you are keen on tying the knot, then you can do it in a way that’s within a decent budget, and you can do it quickly so you can get back to life and reality. Money will always be tight, but where there’s a will, there’s a way!


The Family


Sometimes the only reason we even contemplate getting married is because so many people keep asking, and immediate family are the prime culprits for this. It all depends on the family you have. If you have a traditional family, it might be in your best interests to do it. After all, you have children together, so you may as well get married! It’s also worth looking at it from your children’s perspective. They may get asked why mum and dad aren’t married. And they may come home asking you why, so what would your answer be? Sting and Trudie Styler got married purely because they were fed up with the kids asking them why they weren’t married! It can be a simple option to keep some people satisfied. And while for a lot of people it doesn’t matter, it may be really important to the kids. And also, you may get some financial benefits for being married that you wouldn’t get as a partnership! Marriage is definitely a statement more than anything now, but it’s important to consider the children’s feelings in this.




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