You may really love your fiancé. But do you love him or her enough to deal with this woman for the rest of your life?
Is one of you going to change your last name?
If there is one thing I hear most often from my married girlfriends, it's that changing your last name is hell on Earth. Everyone gets confused: your employer, the IRS, the post office, and so on. People do NOT love when you change your legal name to something else.
It's annoying and outdated, but a lot of women still want to do it because it's traditional and it makes many of us feel special. You could also ask your new husband to take YOUR last name. What a notion!
Will there be a prenup?
So you're not so rich right now, and might think you don't need a prenup with your future spouse. But what happens if your startup takes off or your book sells? Suddenly, you're worth millions. Without a prenup, you owe your partner at least half.