So, my fiance is in the army but he gets out next October. We are planning on having our wedding Oct 27th; he wants to wait. So we're steadily scrimping and saving our money and then, whammy, the army decides they want to take 385 bucks from every check because he, supposedly, got BAS over two years ago when he wasn't supposed to. and we JUST reserved our venue This was money we were putting back and, I tend to freak about finances, now it may be gone. He went to JAG to fight it but we don't know if he'll have to pay it all back or not. I suggested we get married now in order to collect BAH and BAS and put that money away for the wedding. He's very against it morally; he wants us to have a real wedding. To me, it would only be on paper until our ceremony. What do you guys think? I think being married is more than simply signing a paper so, to me, I don't see an issue with doing this. I would still keep my name and everything the same and I told him no one would know but us and the army. And I know contract marriages are bad but it wouldn't technically be that since we are engaged. Opinons ladies?