Re: 3 kids, a mortgage, 8 years later and Happily Un-Married!!!
I think everyone should celebrate love in what ever way they see fit! My DH and I had a small family and friends wedding and reception because we wanted to commit to each other with everyone there. It didn't cost a fortune, and boy was it fun! There are definitely some serious benefits to that piece of paper too! Cheaper car insurance, health insurance etc., but you certainly don't have to have it. I'm happy for all happy families, no matter how they are created or live together!