It can be awkward to discuss finances while planning a wedding, but it is crucial that these things are addressed. Both of you bring to the marriage your spending habits, your expectations, and your debts. While pre-marital debt does not become the responsibility of the other spouse, post marital debts do. And an honest discussion about responsible spending, division of financial burdens, and job/career and other resources before the wedding can save substantial heartache afterwards.
In an article by Casey Bond, various scenarios a couple may encounter regarding debt and finances are discussed, along with measures you can take to protect each of your credit scores. To read more, go to Huffington Posts article.