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Prenuptial Agreement and Wedding Finance
I have been through a messy divorce. I want a prenuptial agreement, but am not sure how to approach this subject with my future wife. How can I do this without her thinking our marriage has already failed?
Prenuptial agreements, or prenup, are becoming more common every day. First, talk to your attorney. Find out exactly what is included in the agreement, how it is worded, how it will work with your will, and the effect it may have on your children or other family members. Once you are clear on the legalities, talk your fiancé. Explain to her how you feel. Although you love her, and plan to spend the rest of your life with her, it is important to you to have an agreement as to your finances before you are married, based on what you’ve been through with your former wife.
You may also suggest she have an agreement drawn up in terms of her personal assets, because you would like her to feel protected as well. This can be a very sensitive area. You’ll need to explain to her this is not reducing your marriage to dollars and cents, it is only strengthening your relationship. You both have mutual respect and understanding for each others wishes!
What is the financial responsibility of a 38 year old groom's family for his third wedding? This is the bride's first wedding. Thank you.
There is no financial responsibility for a 38 year old groom’s family. If assistance is offered, the groom should graciously accept. It is customary for the groom’s family to contact the bride’s family, shortly after learning of the engagement, to set up a time to meet with them. The groom’s family is responsible for furnishing a legible guest list, with the proper number of guests.
Additionally, they can be a great support system for the groom, reminding him of his many responsibilities, (picking up the rings, paying the officiant, gifts for the groomsmen, ordering the bouquet and boutonnieres, etc.). The groom’s family should also throw a bachelor dinner for their son, and offer to help out by entertaining the wedding party, their spouses, the officiant, and out-of-town guests the night before the wedding.