Many people would choose to have a contractual agreement instead of traditional marriage if they could start over again.<quoted text>
1. Do you really think we're not aware of the "marriage penalty?"
2. Do you really think that matters? Would that stop you from getting married?
Have the fancy wedding by the preacher, the big reception, and the honeymoon, but forget about the marriage license. Just be sure not to live in a common law marriage state.