This is the beginning where ones cultural differences play an important role in their lives.
As such, prior to marriage it is important that each party come to an agreement or meet half way so that they achieve a satisfactory result.
The cultural heritage one has forms their views on what is acceptable and non-acceptable.
These are deeply rooted within them, and each individual has unspoken rules and beliefs that the other partner may not be aware of.
As such these should be discussed and brought out in the open for the success of the marriage.
In cross-cultural marriages, it broadens your outlook towards life, as it brings into your life the richness of another culture.
Though this may not be thought of at the beginning, it is only at the time the couple lives as husband and wife, their cultures and customs surface.
Whether it be different nationalities or ethnic groups each person has different expectations and assumptions.
Marriage is the most important relationship and the strongest bond between a man and a woman.
With the marriage, the couple bring into their lives different cultures, background and upbringing.
Therefore, every couple should communicate and bring out into the open any concern or worry they may have.
Do not assume that your partner is aware of what you are feeling, as he/she may be oblivious as to what is going on in your mind, and thereby you are leaving room for disharmony in your marriage.
Many of these cultural differences surface only when the couple decides to get married.
When planning the wedding the bride and the groom to be, try to merge in their own cultural values into the marriage ceremony.