I don't believe in marriage, the christian version. There's really no reason for it except to bind someone into a contract thinking it can't be broken.
The pagan handfasting is a bit different. It's a soul binding, and while I still think even that is a silly custom, it makes more sense to me than a traditional marriage. I believe in making vows to each other. Those vows are private and individual to each couple, it's between them, and no one else. There doesn't need to be an audience or someone to preside over the vows. To me that's belittling love into a simple contract. Love is much more than that.
That said, I will marry my fiance simply because it is his wish. If it will make him happy for us to have that little piece of paper, then so be it. I understand it's difficult to break traditions, but for me, it really doesn't matter. I already consider him and refer to him as my husband because I've already made the commitment.