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- How and where did she meet her spouse? Describe the situation. Did she know that this was the person she would marry?
- Describe her engagement. Who proposed? Was it traditional? Was the proposal a surprise or was it expected? What was their reaction?
- Did her parents approve of their engagement? Why or why not? What effect did it have on her and her sweetheart? Did her parents' opinion change after the wedding?
- How long was her engagement? Did it seem to last forever or did time just fly by?
- What was their wedding like? Did they have a large ceremony, a small ceremony, or did they elope? Was it a religious ceremony? Where was the ceremony held? In a church, garden, or home? Did anything out of the ordinary happen during the ceremony? What was it?
- Who attended the wedding? Were their family and friends present? Did anyone participate in the ceremony? How did they choose them? Did they have a flower girl or a ring bearer? Who?
- Was the reception memorable? Was food served, or just cake? Was there dancing? How many people did they invite?
- Did they have any traditional customs or rituals at the reception? What?
- Did they go on a honeymoon? Where did they travel? Describe the vacation. What was most memorable?
- What expectations did they have regarding marriage? For example, did they think they wouldn't argue after they got married, because they never saw their parents argue? How did their expectations change as their marriage matured?
- Did they go into marriage thinking they could change something about the other? What were some of those things and how did it work out? Did they change or did they learn to live with each other?
- Did they go through any major adjustments when they were first married? How did they work through the issues of joint finances, housing, and living with another person?
- Describe the various stages of their marriage. Were there any high points that stand out? What about any low points? In what ways did their marriage grow stronger or weaker from these times?
- When did she first meet her in-laws? Were they accepting? Did they welcome her into the family? Describe the adjustment of entering into a new family. Was it easy or difficult?
- How did they spend their holidays? Did they trade off between families? Was their time divided equally?
- Did she feel she had to give up anything when she got married? Her home, career, independence, or friends?
- What did she think she gained from getting married? A lifetime companion, more time with the one she loved, or financial security?
- Describe her spouse. Was her spouse romantic, considerate, or stubborn?
- What were the roles in their marriage? Was one person the breadwinner, the homemaker, or the decision-maker? Were the roles intertwined? Did they change over time? In what ways?
- What did they have in common? What were their differences? In what ways did they make them compatible and incompatible?
- What issues did they argue about when they were first married? Money, politics, child rearing, religion? As their marriage matured, did they argue about the same issues?
- If they never divorced, what was their secret? How were they able to stay together? What advice could they give to others?
- If she had it to do all over again, what changes would she make? Why?