So I am getting married in August but my fiance wants to do a legal wedding now. It's mainly just for insurance, housing, stuff like that. For whatever reason, the insurance I was on with my family is now only partially covering me and it's getting expensive to pay for appointments out of pocket. As you know, he can't apply for housing until we're married. I can't be covered by his insurance until we're married. All of these little things that keep building to be big things. So, is it wrong to get married at the courthouse just to have it on paper so we can get on the housing waitlist and get insurance and all of that? I wouldn't change my name until after our ceremony in August and nobody would know about the legal route that was taken early. I feel like that's dishonest though and don't like to feel like we'd be lying. Is it worth it to get some of the benefits now or just wait the five months? Has anyone else done this?