Welcome to The First Years of Marriage Newsletter! We talk about the conversations, challenges, and changes that begin once the honeymoon ends. Advice from experts, mistakes from me (Jen Glantz), and things you’re going to want to know as you continue to ask yourself this question - “I’m married, so now what?”
Millennials and Their Marriage Moves
Adam sent me an article about how people aren’t setting up their registries at Bed, Bath, and Beyond anymore.
He found that fascinating which fascinated me because:
We never actually got around to making a registry
He reads a lot of internet articles about Web3 and Crypto and I’m not sure how that article landed in his inbox….
But it got me digging and all of that digging lead me to something super interesting:
Millennials are doing things their own way when it comes to marriage.
I know that is not super shocking. Millennials are always shaking things up - often in a good way (I think).
So when it comes to marriage, here are some trends Millennials are doing differently:
Marriage in General
Let’s start with the concept of marriage. An estimated 25% of millennials say they don’t ever want to get married. In fact, the marriage rate has been slowly decreasing over the past few years. The reason behind this? Many don’t see the need for marriage or any urgency behind tying the knot.
What do you think about this? Think marriage rates will keep declining?
Prenups…my favorite topic to talk about! Many Millennials are starting to feel the same. Lawyers have said they have seen an increase in prenups among Millennials from 2013 to 2016.
A prenup company was recently featured on Shark Tank.
Those getting married are starting to question traditions — from wearing white to tossing the bouquet (I personally hope this trend goes away ASAP). That’s where the article mentioned Bed, Bath, and Beyond. Less couples are using them for their registries and instead going with Amazon or Honeyfund to pick a variety of items that don’t have much to do with the home.
What’s the most nontraditional thing you did at your wedding?
Ps. Looks like Gen-Z feels the same and will likely carry many of these trends mainstream — as they do, as they do.
This Week’s Love List:
A book about love: I had this book buried on my bookshelf and recently gave it a read. It’s a sweet read about random people’s real stories of falling in love. It’s cozy and a great gift for someone who just got engaged or fell in love.
A card game to bring the spark back: grab The Newlywed Card Game this week and take $5/off with code LOVE. It ships the day you buy and arrives in 2-4 days.
A wedding scrapbook: After a friend of mine told me that she is creating a wedding scrapbook, I fell in love with that idea too and ordered a scrapbook to get started on the next rainy day.
Wine list: If you need to restock your wine collection this month, check out this website that lets you find the best selection of wine for you and your tastebuds.
You need a challenge: If you and your partner are having a tough time setting goals - or even figuring out fun date nights - kick-off the year with this 90-day challenge you can do together. It starts TODAY! Use code: CHALLENGE for $27/off.
There you go, friends! That’s the newsletter for this week. Leave a comment and share what you think!
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Love you (for as long as we both shall live),