Before making a lifelong commitment there are things each party should consider.
1. What do you think marriage is
2. Do you want to get married
3. Why do you want to get married
After considering the above questions then you would have a better understanding of what you are getting into. Marriage is what you make it out to be, until you decide what marriage means to you then it remains neutral.
When you get married it is up o you to make it work or last. Every relationship takes hard work and marriage is no different. You need also to make sure each person understand why they are doing this.
If I know that you are marrying me just because I'm rich and I am okay with that, then we don't have a problem because you were honest with me. So here honesty plays an important role in the relationship.
Both persons need to be honest with themselves and each other before making the decision.