There used to be a standard age for people to get married. In their early 20s, once they had finished their education, it was time to settle down and start a family. It was not necessarily required, just expected. Times have changed, however, and many couples are putting off marriage indefinitely.

When to get married

It is just as common for a bride in her late 30s to early 40s to be planning a wedding as it is to have a bride in her early 20s. Couples are waiting longer and longer to establish themselves financially before tying the knot. The decision of when to get married is an individual one and the answer is different for everyone. You are the only person who can decide when it is the right time for you to get married.

Many people still feel that pressure from their friends, family and society at large to get married and “make it official”. The dynamics of the modern relationship have changed a great deal over the years. Many people are living together and creating a home together before getting married, which was unheard of at one time.

But pressure is not a good reason to get married. That pressure to get married and settle down is probably responsible for the high divorce rate in this country. Instead of doing what you think is expected of you, try doing what feels right for you, regardless of how society looks at it.

You should get married when and if you feel that you have met the person with whom you would like to share the rest of your life, and only then. Marriage is supposed to be forever. The vows still read “till death do us part” not “for the foreseeable future”.

And the high divorce rate has a lot of people petrified to get married. This is why you should take your time and wait until it feels right for you. Have an open dialogue with your partner about where you are and how you are feeling about it. Make the decision together, and make it based on what you really feel is right for you, not what you think everyone around you wants. At the end of the day, it is about you and your relationship and what feels like the next right step.

Best time to get married

There is no best time of year to have a wedding. A wedding happens when two persons love each other and want to stay together their entire life. Not the season determines your choice but the time you want to wait; maybe you are so in love that every day longer to wait makes you more nervous.

I can understand that it is much nicer to marry when the weather is good but you don’t know which weather it will be. In the first place the best time of the year to have the most chance of good weather depends also from country to country.

In Europe are July and August the hottest months of the year but if you compare with South Africa or Australia probably January of February or much better.
Don’t forget that even in the hottest months of the year you can have a day full of rain.

Another thing that is important is where you want to go for honeymoon; maybe some couples want to go to the snow; in this case you best marry in the period you have the most chance to have some snow; and surely if you want to do some skiing.

If you want to make a honeymoon to a sunny place it depends of which country you like to go. You can find sunny places in every period of the year but sometimes you need to fly many hours if you don’t do it when it is summertime in your hometown.

Good luck in your search for the perfect time of year for one of the most magical (and life altering)days of your life. Feel the power of getting to chose when it happens, you probably will not have the power when if comes to life’s next big moment- children.