We love Eleanor Stanford, a writer for the New York Times, who provides some excellent thought-provoking questions that might prove valuable as part of any wedding planning process:

1. Did your family throw plates, calmly discuss issues, or silently shut down when disagreements arose?

2. Will we have children, and if we do, will you change diapers?

3. Will our experiences with our exes help or hinder us?

4. How important is religion? How will we celebrate religious holidays, if at all?

5. Is my debt your debt? Would you be willing to bail me out?

6. What’s the most you would be willing to spend on a car, a couch, shoes?

7. Can you deal with my doing things without you?

8. Do we like each other’s parents?

9. How important is sex to you?

10. How far should we take flirting with other people? Is watching pornography O.K.?

11. Do you know all the ways I say “I love you”?

12. What do you admire about me, and what are your pet peeves?

13. How do you see us 10 years from now?

Aren’t those great!? We think so! And another question you should ask yourselves when planning your wedding:

Who will we hire for music?

Psst…we have the answer. A Music Plus, of course! We want to be a part of your special day, and we are confident in our ability to make your wedding dreams come true.

Read the entire article here for some more great insights: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/03/23/fashion/weddings/marriage-questions.html?_r=0