Since the standard deduction is higher for married than single, you may find that if only one of you used to itemize you may not have deductions high enough to exceed the standard deduction. This happened with my sister. This is not necessarily a bad thing, but it could throw a wrench in your calculations.Apart from taxes, make sure you have a good pile of savings. No matter how carefully you plan, weddings and the following several months of merging two lives can be more expensive than you would think. It took me almost a year after getting married to define a new budget. Different tastes in food, clothing needs, makeup and accessories that I never bought before were suddenly competing for money that used to go straight to the retirement fund. Medical expenses may be another big change. Besides health insurance being more expensive, you have two deductibles and one partner may have more health needs than the other.
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