13 Things Every Girl Must Do Before Tying The Knot
Getting married is one of the biggest milestones in a girl’s life. But so are all the precious moments that lead up to it. That’s why it’s important to make the most of them.
We’re not implying that marriage is the end of life as you know it, but it does come with changes.
So, if you’re thinking of tying the knot in the near future, do it with no regrets at all. Check out this pre-marriage bucket list of 13 things that you must do before you say ‘I Do’.
Go on a solo trip.
It’s not like you can’t take a trip on your own after you get married, but it’s great to do it before tying the knot. Travelling to an unknown place on your own means you get to interact with a whole lot of people you’ve never met before, experience life their way, and discover yourself in the process.
It makes you independent, teaches you to do things for yourself without relying on other people (read: your mom) to do them for you. From making your own bed to figuring out your meals, you’ll know how to take care of it all.
Go on a blind date.
‘Cause it’s fun. Ask a friend to set you up or meet someone through Tinder. It’s an experience and you never know how it will turn out. If it’s awesome, things could go to the next level. If it isn’t, well, you’ll live to tell the tale.
P.S. Choose a safe location and keep your friends posted too.
Invest your money and make it grow.
You’re never too young to learn to manage money. Ask your parents how they do it, or better still, get a real financial planner to show you the ropes. You might want to start with a Systematic Investment Plan (SIP). Remember, saving is not enough. You’ve gotta make your money work for you.
Face one of your biggest fears.
Challenge your fears – whether it’s the fear of heights or just the fear what people will think. You are bigger than your fears and you can overcome them. And when you do, you’ll be proud of who you are. Go bungee-jumping or colour your hair purple; do whatever you’ve wanted to do, but thought you couldn’t. Now’s not the time to hold back.
Complete your education.
You’ve probably earned yourself a Bachelor’s degree. But why stop there? Study further; there’s no time like when you’re single to do that. Whether it’s another degree you want to earn, a special course you want to pursue or just a new skill you want to learn, go ahead and make it happen!
Work hard at building a career.
Take on all the new projects possible, even if it means working harder and longer hours. The experience you gain will set you on the right path for the future.
Get your life in order.
We all have baggage – past relationships or other stuff we haven’t dealt with. As far as possible, it’s good to drop all of it when walking into a life-time commitment.
So you never have that regret to deal with. When you face the ups and downs of marriage, you shouldn’t feel like you hadn’t explored your options.
Learn to cook.
And I don’t mean for him. Cooking is a life skill worth learning whether you’re a guy or a girl. It means you can survive anywhere and don’t need to rely on expensive takeout. Plus, give it time and it could become therapeutic!
Spend time with the ones you love.
It’s not like you’re going to die or anything, but once you get married, your partner does become your priority. Make the most of when you’re single to have those heart-to-heart chats with your mom, enjoy sleepovers with your bestie… you get the drift. It’s times like these that you’ll cherish, especially when you won’t see their faces every day.
Find your person.
That 3 am friend you can count on. That person who you can share everything with and who won’t judge you for it. We all need that someone, and it can’t be your husband.
Make That One Big Gesture.
Plan a trip for your parents, buy a solitaire for your mom, surprise your bestie or show up in a big way for someone dear to you. Go all out and make it memorable for them.