99 Things to Do Before Getting Married


No doubt you must have read at least one clichéd exciting list telling you “a guideline of Do’s before marriage or Take a road trip!” before you walk down the tough aisle. However, instead of an easy road map to satisfy one self before getting married, you should take a damn road trip of what is essentially to be done before marriage. But it’s far more important that you check off these must, 99 do’s according to experts opinion.

  • Be independent, baby!
  • Get that education degree.

graduation day

  • Make friends.
  • Friends for whom you’ll not mind dying.
  • Fall in love.
  • Bungee jump!


bungi jumping

  • Eat that you have always hated.
  • Flirt.
  • Learn how to swim.
  • Read.
  • And don’t fret if you missed a day of gym.
  • Learn to look up from your phone.
  • Spend time with your family.
  • Kiss someone because they’re pretty.
  • Get hurt in a relationship.
  • Take an away trip with your besties.

travel with friends

  • Keep your room clean.
  • Take a trip with them every six months.
  • And go on a date with your family every two weeks.
  • Learn how to make chapatis. It’s okay if they look like the distorted map of India.
  • Learn to share. Your room, your food, your house, everything.
  • Go to that pub.


  • Dance your heart out.
  • Get your face in the local newspaper.
  • But certainly not in a borrowed car.
  • Be stubborn.
  • Because honestly you’re not. You are a minuscule insignificant speck of dirt in this infinitely gigantic and timeless universe. The Hubble can’t spot you. Not even as heavy as this sentence.
  • Stop thinking you’re the most important person in the world.
  • Delete that ego.
  • Learn to hold your shit when the time comes.
  • Don’t get frustrated.
  • Make a graffiti.
  • Make mistakes.
  • Then find out what did you do wrong.
  • Learn how not to run away from responsibilities.
  • And then, don’t repeat that mistake.
  • Make money. Loads of it.

make money

  • Salsa!
  • Or tango or plain old shaking your butt in the middle of the night. Or waltz, whichever pleases you.
  • Date someone.
  • Eat 10 burgers at a go.
  • Gatecrash a wedding.
  • Have a 5 date rule; and instead of hooking up for good at the end of the 5 dates say it isn’t meant to be. It’s okay.
  • Or 5 litres of coke.
  • And hog like crazy.
  • Bunk classes.
  • And watch that silly movie you would never watch, alone.
  • Write.
  • And write more.
  • Think.
  • Learn not to overthink.
  • But always think before you do something.
  • Improve your language skills.
  • Learn not to overthink.
  • Work out.


  • Learn how to think on your feet.
  • Volunteer.
  • Volunteer at least once every few months.
  • Find a cause you like.
  • Like lawyers do.
  • Support it like it is the end of the world.
  • Learn how to give back to the society.
  • Consider politics as a career choice.
  • Or a soldier.
  • Or starting a political party!
  • Or a government servant.
  • Just consider.
  • Spend one whole night outdoors, with friends.
  • Or alone.
  • Don’t carry a lot of cash.
  • Babysit.


  • Learn how to budget.
  • Talk about sex.
  • Even kids maybe.
  • Develop a skill that can pay.
  • Stick your tongue out in front of a stranger if s/he is staring at you for the wrong reasons, or whatever reasons.
  • And other sports.
  • Learn to drive.
  • And learn to say thank you. And apologise.
  • And learn to watch football.
  • Learn to be nice.
  • Take a trip alone.

travel alone

  • Travel on a wait-listed ticket.
  • And then take a full-size truck for a spin.
  • Learn to donate your money.
  • Learn to help.
  • And everywhere you can.
  • Know that humility is important but it’s okay taste bragging, once in a while.
  • Envision a wedding in shorts and flip-flops.
  • Help every time you can.
  • But be prepared for a wedding where everything could go wrong.
  • Play football.
  • play football
  • Learn to smile.
  • Jealous your Ex
  • Even when you’re in a mood to kill someone.
  • Do none of these or most of these but do what you want. Be yourself, because like Oscar Wilde said, everybody else is already taken.
  • And experience belly hurting, gut twisting and every other kind of laughter. Every day.
  • Envision your honeymoon in Maldives.
  • Do 5 most embarrassing things.
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