At the reception of my wedding my dad and all 5 of his brothers gave me the same advice....5 times a day.
Maybe it's because I knew going into the engagement that we were going to have a good 2-3 years of me making most of the money and her still being in grad school, but I don't think I was ever as stressed out or bent out of shape about the combined accounts thing as some of you guys. In my opinion, if both of you have some concept of what a budget is and respect for how much money you actually have, it's not a big deal at all.
Holy crap there are a lot of Fanatics getting married this summer.
You do realize Ukrainian brides are already yours, right?
wait at least 3 months after the big day to reveal your obsession with Star Wars...
I am getting married in July too. It is slowly starting to hit me especially after my bachelor party this weekend. I will certainly take the advice of not greeting everyone at the reception especially since we have around 400 people coming and are probably going to do that at the ceremony.
If the wife asks you to go shopping for living room furniture go! You will want to pick out a comfy couch.
Wedding day advice: Try to take it all in. It goes by amazingly fast. Don't lock your knees during the ceremony, and dont get too drunk afterwards. Marriage advice: Get on the same page about money. The number one cause of fighting in marriage is attributed to money issues.
Chalk me up for getting married this summer too. Im not until August, so I got a good month and a half of "freedom" left. We already have the joint bank account and it's good so far. She is tighter with her money than I am, so it has been a good wake-up for me.