In what may be an attempt to irritate all the June brides, Blueprint for Financial Prosperity points out that the average wedding costs $27,852 and the median pre-tax income in 2005 was $46,326. That’s a lot of money for a party. But what about the tax breaks? Well, those might not be so hot either.
As two happily single but committed persons, you’d pay $38,621.50 ($19,310.75 each); $39,392.50 if you were married, a difference of $771. As you make more and more money, the difference becomes more acute. So, either don’t get married, or don’t make a lot of money… a fair decision for someone to have to make right?
Take that, love. —MEGHANN MARCO