Post # 17
Count us in, too! We married on 08-08-08, a month before Dear Daughter was born. We didn’t marry for insurance or financial purposes, moreso that we wanted to be married at the time of our baby’s birth. We were busy saving for her arrival and to afford my 12-weeks off to stay home with her so we were unable to have a wedding. I didn’t want to throw something together for the sake of formality so we chose to hold off until we were in a better situation. Here we are, Dear Daughter is 15 months old and we’re ready to start planning! So far, no one has batted an eyelash at our plans…everyone understands our intentions and is very excited for us.
Post # 18
we did the quick courthouse thing first also. he was leaving for deployment and i was getting out of the navy with no job lined up. we were worried that something medically might happen to me and i wouldn’t have insurance since it would have been about 2 years before we could have our big wedding. we also saw the opportunity for him to make more money while on deployment. we told our family about it though. they were excited about it then and they’re even more excited about our big wedding!!!
Post # 19
heh, we’re doing the OPPOSITE for health insurance reasons! my Fiance needs to stay on an insurance plan with unlimited per-sickness payouts due to health issues and thus needs to remain on his mother’s plan until he’s kicked off at age 29. so we’re going to have a wedding ceremony approximately six years before we legally get married! it’s lame, but you gotta do what you gotta do. whenever you choose to have your ceremony, it’ll be as beautiful and meaningful as you want it to be. good luck, i totally know what it’s like to have health insurance companies dictate your life and marriage! it sucks but we all have to try to find a way in this country.