I like to think that I know a lot about marriage, since I've been married 3 times. Some may claim that because of that, I probably know nothing about marriage but "They weren't there, man".

First off, there is no hurry to get married. Live a little or preferably a lot before making the commitment. The longer you wait, the shorter that "til death do us part" thing is.

Big weddings are nice but putting that money toward a great party and honeymoon in paradise can create some pretty good memories also and a whole less stressful.

They say the first year of marriage is the toughest. From my experience, I'd have to disagree. I found the last year to be much tougher, so avoid that one.

Make sure you really know the woman you are committing to for a lifetime. Take your time, that's what engagements are for. If you still have a few doubts, take away her meds and makeup for a month and see what you've got.

Finally, understand that, from day one you are wrong even when you are right.

It did take me a few tries to find the right one and it was worth the wait. Good luck!

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