35 Things You Absolutely MUST Agree Upon Before Getting Married

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brideAsk the experts what an engaged couple should discuss before they get married, and you'll probably hear something along the lines of "money, sex, and kids." Heck, that's even the name of one relationship book. With all due respect to the experts, I think they may want to work on that list a little bit. 

Sure, those are all important. But what about the things carefully designed to drive husbands and wives up the wall and right through the ceiling? The tiny beard hairs left in the sink after a shave? The plates placed willy nilly in the dishwasher?

Come on, ladies and gentlemen! It's time to settle the debates a couple absolutely must have before the wedding:

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1. Does the toilet paper go over or under the roll?

2. Cats? Dogs? Both?

3. Can you eat breakfast for dinner?

4. Cold pizza: yes or no?

5. Is it acceptable to open presents as they arrive or do you have to wait for the actual birthday or holiday?

6. Should the dirty forks and knives go in the dishwasher with the handle sticking out of the utensil tray or down in the utensil tray?

7. Is it acceptable to leave dishes in the sink to "soak" overnight, or do they need to be cleaned before bed?

8. Toothpaste: cap on or cap off?

9. Again on the toothpaste: roll it from the bottom or just squeeze really hard?

10. Are towels a one-time use item or do you use the same towel until laundry day?

11. How about washcloths?

12. Road trip or flying?

13. What's the right thread count for sheets?

14. What brand of toilet paper?

15. Mayo or Miracle Whip?

16. Pepsi or Coke?

17. Can you eat the holiday candy out in the display bowl or must it be left there for display?

18. What is YOUR definition of camping?

19. Turn the thermostat down when you go out or leave it alone?

20. At what point is a garbage bag too full to stuff more trash in it?

21. How many times is it acceptable to hit the snooze button?

22. Thrift store shopping: great deals or gross?

23. How far in advance is it OK to plan a vacation?

24. Restaurant reservations: necessary or too restrictive?

25. Roller coasters: love 'em or hate 'em?

26. More chocolate chips, less cookie or more cookie, less chips?

27. How much orange juice must be left in the container for it to be returned to the fridge?

28. Chip clips or just roll the bag up?

29. Call the doctor or just take some medicine at home?

30. Where is the prime location for the TV remote to stay?

31. Is it OK to have a TV in the bedroom?

32. Should folded clothes be put away, or is it OK to just pull as needed from the basket of clean laundry?

33. Do you need to write a grocery list or just wait until you're walking around the store to figure out what you need?

34. Making the bed: must-do or waste of time because you're just going to get back in it?

35. Is it OK to shave/clip toenails in the living room?

See? So many issues, so little time to get them straightened out before you're grumbling about that dishwasher.

All right, weigh in: what drives you batty about your partner that you wish you'd settled before the wedding?


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miche... micheledo

Ha ha!!!  

We should have discussed #21.  I wake at the first sound of an alarm, he likes to hit snooze.  What a PAIN to be awakened, over and over and over again.  :D  But it doesn't really matter now.  Our children tend to be our alarm.  There is no hitting snooze on them.  

the4m... the4mutts

Do people really have actual arguments over these things? I bet they do, but that seems really stupid.

We HAD to agree on these things:

1. to spank or not to spank

2. How many kids to have, and how to treat step children. (The number of kids actually caused many fights. We have 5 between his, mine & ours, and he wanted 1 more)

3. Do you like animals

4. Do you like to read

Those last 2 may seem trivial, but I dont trust someone who doesnt like some sort of animal, and reading is a must! I find it disturbing how many people seem to proudly admit that they dont like to read.

But the rest? It worked itself out.

Sarah... SarahHall58

Some of these seem trivial but honestly it's a good list. Besides the important stuff money and all that.

miche... micheledo

I guess I didn't take the list seriously.  If it is meant to be serious - well, if that will cause a fight, you have serious issues that need dealt with.

nonmember avatar Krystian

These are so stupid.......

People seriously fight over this bs????

Kaela Wheeler

Huh, all I thought when I read the list was, "WHO LEAVES THE TOOTHPASTE CAP OFF?!!!" 


Hey Mutts!Congrats on your marriage! I think you did it Halloween? If not, use my congats for the real date.

the4m... the4mutts

Yup! Halloween! And thank you!

Happy... Happydad73

This made me laugh out load for real!!

Jamie Lawson

Hahaha this is awesome!

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