Every year, more than 2.2 million Americans get married, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. Choosing to marry is one of the biggest decisions any couple can make, and the romance of an engagement is worth savoring. However, there are practical, financial considerations as well. You need to start making wedding plans, starting with a wedding budget. There are additional financial considerations that will have a more lasting impact, such as combining finances and financial planning for the future.