The Big Fake Wedding Dallas is coming up this Thursday, and we’re so pumped, we couldn’t wait to give you a sneak peek our fabulous day-of coordinator, Melanie of Melanie & Co. Weddings. Melanie and her team know how stressful the planning process can be on your relationship, so she’s here with six little reminders of why you’re doing what you’re doing. You’re not just planning for a wedding, you’re planning for a marriage – and that is something to be excited about.

Melanie & Co. is a wedding planning company derived from the inspiration of beautiful love stories. We craft and curate a spectacular wedding day that is attune to your personal love story. At Melanie & Co., we strive to make your dreams reality through careful and intentional coordination, deep, personal designs, immaculate attention to detail, and strong relationships with the finest vendors in the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex. Your wedding vision is our planning passion!


Top 6 Reasons You Should Definitely Get Married

You’re engaged, congratulations! While the engagement is an exciting time, it can also be a very stressful and trying time for your relationship. If you ever feel pre-nuptial stress, remember these top 6 reasons you should (still) be getting married! Marriage is beautiful!


1. The Team.
When you enter into marriage, it’s more than a contractual agreement, you are setting deep roots for your lifelong team. You have the opportunity for an investment into a deep, abiding love that will last a lifetime. Beyond love, you will also handle trials better! Couples in married relationships are more likely to handle stress better, and are less likely to react violently than their single counterparts. There’s also the consideration that you won’t die alone, which is a major benefit!

2. The Teammates.
Countless studies show that children who grow up in marital families feel more emotionally stable and have more educational and societal opportunities. Married parents tend to have higher expectations of their offspring, and the children are more likely to meet them as they often have higher grade point averages. And ladies — fathers in married relationships are more likely to help your children with their homework (so you don’t have to)! Bonus!


3. Health and Happiness.
This is a big one. A recent Australian University study shows that men are 135% more likely to report a high happiness score than single men. That’s a staggering figure! Married men have been shown to have lower stress hormones, while married women (and mothers) show signs of greater psychological well-being. Another great fact is that married people are more likely to live longer, less likely to contract heart disease, deadly infections, accidents, and self-inflicted injuries. The longer your marriage, the lower your mortality risk!

4. Profound Intimacy.
The Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute has reported that more married couples experience higher levels of sexual pleasure and fulfillment than couples that chose to only co-habitate. Married couples cultivate a trust and knowledge of one another that casts out any fear of unknown expectations or judgments when it comes to the bedroom, leading to a full, exciting life of sexual exploration and fulfillment. Beyond better intimacy, married couples have more intimate encounters more often than single adults or people in non-marital relationships, according to the Kinsey Institute.


5. Financial Peace.
Married couples tend to have larger household incomes and are more likely to have less debt. When debt arises, married couples have been shown to pay of debt faster and more regularly. Tax breaks are also very helpful, as they make living together cheaper than co- habitating individuals. Even beyond larger income, tax breaks, and lower debt, the greater chance of financial peace and success is more likely to be extended to the children, as children of martial households have been shown to have more economic opportunities.

6. Mutual Goal Achievement and Success.
The marital team helps strengthen and motivate each other to be the best version of themselves. Marriage makes you a better person. Couples that encourage the best in one another set the marriage up for success in achieving goals. Married mothers often have more positive economic mobility and higher education than single mothers. According to the Washington post, men who get married work harder and more strategically, and ultimately earn more money than their single counterparts.

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