Getting married is commonplace no matter where you might look in the United States. As a matter of fact, up to half of the total adult population of this country is married and of these married adults, up to 90% of them were married before reaching their 50th birthday. Love is a predominant reason behind the very nearly two and a half million marriages seen in this country throughout the course of a year, as more than 85% of the population getting married will do so for love, at least here in the United States.
But many are not getting married at very young ages, instead choosing to wait until they are a bit older before making that important decision to tie the knot. Currently, the average age for a woman to get married in the United States has extended to the age of 28. For men, the average age of marriage is even older: sitting at 30. This makes sense as men, on average, tend to be around two and a half years older than their female partner, something that can likely be attributed to a number of different factors.
And there are many reasons that people are choosing to get married later on in life and not fresh out of high school or even college. For one thing, many couples are choosing to live together even outside of marriage, with the average couple that weds having been together for around half of a decade (five years) before making it official. And up to 70% of all couples will live together for at least some of that time. Living together and being together for a considerable period of time before getting married can be a great thing. This time gives you the chance to really get to know your partner, to understand their strengths and weaknesses and to work through difficult times together. These years can help to build the strong foundation for a future marriage.
Deciding to get married is still a decision that many couples will make – and nowadays, it is nothing if not a joint decision. The decision to get engaged is an exciting one, and planning out the perfect engagement is certainly just as important as ever. When planning the perfect engagement it is important to note the desires and needs of your partner, as the perfect engagement certainly won’t be the same for two people. An engagement should be personal and tailored to your partner, something that will excite them and be a happy memory that is worth reliving for the rest of your lives together.
Of course, picking out the engagement ring will be yet another important aspect of the engagement process. Fortunately, engagement rings are many and there is a huge variety to be found among engagement rings in this country. For one thing, you might choose to invest in custom jewelry. Custom jewelry can be found both online and can be crafted in jewelry stores as well. By choosing custom jewelry for an engagement ring, you ensure that the custom jewelry you design is perfect for the bride to be. Custom jewelry can sometimes even be less expensive than the jewelry that is available to buy right then and there, as with custom jewelry you can have more say in the process – and where to cut corners.
And with custom jewelry, you can design your own wedding bands as well. For many couples, the wedding ring is just as important as the engagement ring. Some will choose to get matching wedding bands as well, but this is certainly not always the case. Much of the time, it is also true that each half of the couple will pick out a wedding band of their own, a wedding band that they know they will wear for the rest of their lives. Investing in custom jewelry can help to ensure that this happens as well.
All things considered, there’s a lot to keep in mind when it comes to getting married. The wedding and engagement rings make up a small portion of these considerations but are still important nonetheless. Fortunately, creating custom jewelry for these rings can give you the experience of your dreams when proposing.